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Morning jam: Who knew Penguins could fly?

Penguins 2, Capitals 1

* Penguins: 10th straight win (NHL record is 17 straight wins by 1992-93 Penguins)

* Sidney Crosby (PIT): 2 assists (19 points during streak)

* Alex Ovechkin (WSH): Goal (12); 17th goal in 25 games head-to-head with Crosby (Crosby has 14 goals, but 16 wins)

* Penguins: next 2 games come against teams currently out of the playoffs (at NYI, vs PHI)

In 25 Meetings Head-To-Head

Crosby Ovechkin

Wins 16 9

Goals 14 17

Assists 29<< 15

Points 43 32

>>2 Assists tonight

PENGUINS LONGEST SINGLE-SEASON WIN STREAKS

SIDNEY CROSBY ERA (SINCE 2005-06)

Nov. 17-Dec. 11, 2010 12

Feb. 21-March 17, 2012 11

March 2-present 10<<

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LONGEST WIN STREAKS THIS SEASON

Blackhawks 11 Feb. 15-March 6

Penguins 10 March 2-present

Sharks 7 Jan. 20-31

FROM ELIAS: Pittsburgh, who had a 12-game winning streak in 2010–11 and an 11-game winning streak last season, won its tenth straight game with a victory over the Capitals Tuesday night. The Penguins are the first team in NHL history with a winning streak of 10 or more games in each of three consecutive seasons, though we must note that only the 2010–11 streak would have reached double-figures without the benefit of shootout wins.

Canucks 3, Blues 2

* Canucks: 3-1-1 in last four home games vs St. Louis

* Cory Schneider (VAN): 34 saves 1st win since 3/2 (0-1-2 in previous 3 starts)

* Blues: loss snaps 4 game win streak

* Blues: 2-4-1 in last 7 road games

Panthers 4, Hurricanes 1

* Panthers: first road win since 2/21 (had lost 4 straight)

* Panthers: 7-3 in last 10 games vs Hurricanes

* Panthers: only 2nd win in March (2-7-1)

* Hurricanes: 0-3-1 in last 4 (only 5 goals scored)

Kings 3, Coyotes 2

* Kings: won 3 straight games, all at home

* Shane Doan (PHX): 2 goals; 2nd multi-goal game of season

* Coyotes: winless in 5 straight games

Jets 3, Bruins 1

* Jets: 6-1-1 in last 8 games, 19/22 on PP in those games

* Jets: won 3 straight home games

* Blake Wheeler (WPG): 4th multi-goal game this season (3rd multi-goal game in last 5 games)

* Bruins: lost 3 straight road games

Sabres 3, Canadiens 2 (OT)

* Steve Ott (BUF): 2 goals (5) including OT game-winner

* Sabres: 6-1-0 in last 7 games at Canadiens

* Canadiens: loss ends 5-game win streak

* Jhonas Enroth (BUF): won last 2 starts

Blue Jackets 4, Predators 3

* Vinny Prospal (CBJ): 3 assists

* Blue Jackets: 7-0-4 in last 11 games

* Predators: lost 4 straight

* Predators: 1-9-1 in past 11 road games

Senators 5, Islanders 3

* Senators: 5-0-1 in last 6 games vs Islanders (3-0-1 in NY)

* Senators: won 3 straight games

* Sergei Gonchar (OTT): 1 goal, 2 ast (1st game this season with a goal AND an assist); has an assist in 8 straight games

* Islanders: 1st regulation loss in last 6 home games (3-1-2)

Rangers 3, Devils 2

* Rangers: 1st win on ROAD vs Devils in last 4 tries

* Rangers: had scored 3 goals in past 4 games

* Rick Nash (NYR): scored 299th career goal in 699th career game

* Rangers pass Devils in standings, move into final playoff spot in East (8th place)