Morning Jam: Wings snap Ducks' streak

March, 23, 2013
3/23/13
10:27
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Red Wings 5, Ducks 1
* Justin Abdelkader (DET): first career hat trick
* Red Wings: 3rd straight win road (were 1-4-1 in previous 6 road games)
* Ducks: loss snaps 13-game home win streak (had not loss since 1st game of the season 1/25)
* Ducks: 1st regulation loss since 2/25 (were 9-0-3 in previous 12 games)

Blue Jackets 5, Flames 1
* Nick Foligno 2 goals in a club-record 51 seconds
* Blue Jackets: scored three goals in a 1:15 span of the 2nd period
* Flames: winless in last 9 road games (0-8-1)

Penguins 4, Islanders 2
* Penguins: won 11 in row; matches longest winning streak by any team this season (Blackhawks also won 11 straight). ELIAS: This is 3rd season in NHL history in which 2 teams had 11+ game winning streak (1981-82 and 2009-10)
* Sidney Crosby (Penguins): 2nd straight multi-assist game
* Tomas Vokoun (Penguins) 32 saves; won last 5 appearances
* Islanders: allowed 2 goals in 3rd period; have allowed 12 third-period goals in last 4 games

Capitals 6, Jets, 1
* Capitals: 3-0 in Winnipeg this season
* Alex Ovechkin (WSH): 6 goals, 3 assists in last 6 games
* Jets: 3-3 in last 6 home games (all 3 losses to Washington)
* Jets: scored 2 or fewer goals in 8 of 15 home games

FROM ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: The NHL schedule has quite a few oddities and one of them was Washington playing all three of its games at Winnipeg within a three-week span this month. That strange schedule proved to be no hindrance to the Capitals, who won 3-0 on March 2 and by 4-0 and 6-1 scores on Thursday and Friday nights. Braden Holtby was the goaltender for Washington in all three of those wins and he allowed only one goal while facing a total of 86 shots on goal. (That’s a 0.33 goals-against average and .988 save percentage if you don’t have a calculator handy.) Holtby hasn’t found other road venues as hospitable as Winnipeg this season. He’s 2–5–0 with a 4.17 GAA and .879 save percentage in his seven road games not played in Manitoba.

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