Islanders 7, Canucks 4
* Islanders: All seven goals came in thirrd period, each from a different player.
* FROM ELIAS: Islanders' seven goals in thir ties franchise record for goals in a period, originally set on Dec. 23, 1978 vs Rangers in second period.
* FROM ELIAS: Islanders are the first team to score seven goals in a period all by different players since the Red Wings in 1998-99. The Red Wings opponent that day? The Vancouver Canucks.
FROM ELIAS: The Islanders trailed 3–0 through two periods in their game at Vancouver, but they outscored the Canucks 7–1 in the third and skated off with a stunning 7–4 win. The Islanders tied the NHL record for most goals in one game by a team that was goalless through the first two periods. It was done three previous times: twice by the Maple Leafs (Jan. 16, 1934 at Ottawa, 7–4 in overtime; and Feb. 13, 1960 vs. Detroit, 7–1), and once by the Red Wings (Nov. 27, 1998 vs. Vancouver, 7–1).
Maple Leafs 3, Ducks 1
* Phil Kessel (TOR): Goal (34), two assists; four goals in two games against Ducks this season.
* Maple Leafs: Third straight win overall (0-1-2 in previous three games).
* Ducks: Thirrd straight loss (0-1-2); 3-4-2 in last nine games overall.
* Corey Perry (ANA): Goal (34); five goals in last four games
Kings 3, Flames 2
* Kings: Eighth straight win, one shy of tying franchise record (won nine straight in 2009-10).
* Kings: Eight-game win streak is longest active in NHL.
* Anze Kopitar (LA): Goal (20); at least 20 goals in seven of eight NHL seasons.
FROM ELIAS: Anze Kopitar, who’s played his entire eight-year NHL career with the Kings, reached the 20-goal mark in a season for the seventh time when he scored L.A.’s final goal in its 3–2 win at Calgary. Kopitar’s seven 20-goal seasons for the Kings rank him sixth in franchise history, behind co-leaders Marcel Dionne, Luc Robitaille and Dave Taylor (12 each), and also Butch Goring (9) and Bernie Nicholls (8).
Penguins 3, Capitals 2
* Penguins: Sidney Crosby scores 30th goal and has two assists; first 30-goal season since 2010-11 (sixth career 30-goal season).
* Penguins: Chris Kunitz scored two goals, his sixth multi-goal game this season.
* Penguins: Won three of the last four games after a 3 game winless streak.
* Capitals: Alex Ovechkin held without a point for third straight game, his second-longest pointless streak of the season.
FROM ELIAS: Chris Kunitz reached the 30-goal plateau in a season for the first time in his NHL career in the first minute of the Penguins’ game at Washington on Monday, and just over three minutes later Sidney Crosby did so for the sixth time. (Kunitz scored a second goal, which was the game-winner in a 3–2 Pittsburgh victory.) It was the fourth time in franchise history that two Penguins players scored their 30th goals of a season in the same game. The other Pittsburgh duos to do that were Syl Apps, Jr. and Lowell MacDonald in 1975–76 (March 29 at Toronto), Jaromir Jagr and Mario Lemieux in 1995–96 (Dec. 26 vs. Buffalo), and Jagr and Alex Kovalev in 2000–01 (Feb. 7 vs. Philadelphia).
FROM ELIAS: Sidney Crosby vs Alex Ovechkin - Career Head-to-Head
W-L-OTL 19-7-2 9-15-4
Goals 16 18
Assists 33 15
Points 49 33