Morning jam: Marleau likes a cup of Joe

April, 12, 2013
4/12/13
9:45
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Sharks 3, Red Wings 2 (SO)
* Patrick Marleau (SJ): 1st goal in last 8 games
* Sharks: 5-1-0 in last 6 games in Detroit
* Sharks: 2-0-1 vs Red Wings this season
* Red Wings: 1-3-2 in last 6 home games
FROM ELIAS: Patrick Marleau has scored a goal in each of his three games at Joe Louis Arena over the last two seasons. He scored only one goal in 25 regular-season games at Joe Louis Arena over his first 13 seasons in the league (1997–98 through 2010–11).

Canadiens 5, Sabres 1
* Canadiens: clinch playoff berth; take 1-point lead over Bruins in Northeast Division
* Canadiens: won 6 of last 8 games
* P.K. Subban (MTL): PP goal (11), assist; 12 points (2 G, 10 A) in last 8 games
* Peter Budaj (MTL): 15 saves; improves to 7-1-1 this season
FROM ELIAS: Canadiens rookie Alex Galchenyuk extended his point-scoring streak to five games when he scored a goal in the first period of Montreal’s 5–1 win at Buffalo. Galchenyuk is the first Canadiens rookie to record points in each of five consecutive team games in one season since Andrei Kostitsyn had a five-game point streak in March 2007.

Islanders 2, Bruins 1
* Islanders: 8-1-1 in last 10 games (won 3 straight)
* Josh Bailey (NYI): 2 goals (8, 9); 5th career multi-goal game (1st this season)
* Bruins: 1st regulation home loss since March 3 vs Canadiens (8-0-1 between regulation losses)
* Jaromir Jagr (BOS): Assist; registered point in 4 of 5 games since joining Bruins

Senators 3, Flyers 1
* Daniel Alfredsson (OTT): 10th goal of season (17th straight season with at least 10 goals)
* Senators: win snaps 5-game losing streak
* Flyers: lost 3 straight games (outscored 11-3)

Penguins 6, Lightning 3
* Penguins: 3-0-0 vs Lightning this season; won 6 straight vs Lightning
* Penguins: 7-1-0 in last 8 road games, scoring 4+ goals in 6 of those 8 games
* Jussi Jokinen (PIT): 2nd multi-goal game this season
* Lightning: 1st regulation loss in last 7 home games (5-1-1 in those games)

Capitals 3, Hurricanes 1
* Braden Holtby (WSH): career-high 43 saves
* Troy Brouwer (WSH): 2 goals; 2nd multi-goal game this season
* Capitals: won 6 straight
* Hurricanes: lost 7 straight

Jets 7, Panthers 2
* Jets: Season-high 7 goals scored; 6 players scored a goal (Evander Kane scored twice)
* Jets: Won 3 straight after 5-game losing streak
* Jets: 44 points, tied with Rangers for 8th spot in East (Jets played 2 more games than Rangers)
FROM ELIAS: This is the third time in Thrashers/Jets franchise history that the team has won three consecutive games, each by at least a three-goal margin. The previous three-game streaks both came when the team was located in Atlanta (November 2005 and November 2010).

Blues 2, Wild 0
* Brian Elliott (STL): 23 saves; 3rd straight shutout
* Blues: won 6 straight
* Blues: 3-0-0 this season vs Wild
* Wild: 1-5-0 in past 6 games (shut out 3 times)

Kings 3, Avalanche 2 (SO)
* Kings: 6-1-1 in last 8 home games vs Avalanche
* Kings: won 3 straight home games
* Mike Richards (LA): goal, assist; 2 goals, 4 assists during 5-game point streak
* Avalanche: 1 win in last 7 games

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