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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Morning jam: Bruins, Bolts separated at birth?

By ESPN Stats & Information


FROM ELIAS: The Bruins and Lightning were playing more than a thousand miles apart but their games were eerily similar, with each team playing at home (Boston against the Rangers, Tampa Bay against the Canadiens), trailing 3–0 in the third period, scoring a goal to break the shutout, tying the game at 3–3 by scoring twice in the final two minutes after pulling their goaltender for an extra skater, and then losing the shootout. It was the first two times this season that an NHL team scored two extra-attacker goals in the final two minutes of the third period in one game. That happened only three times in the entire 2011–12 season.

Rangers 4, Bruins 3 (SO) (Rangers win shootout, 2-1)
* Rangers: 5-1 in last 6 vs Bruins; also now 5-0 when scoring 1st this season
* Ryan Callahan (Rangers) winning goal in shootout (3rd time in last 4 games he's scored what was the Rangers game-winning goal)
* Brad Marchand (Bruins): Game-tying goal in regulation; 4 goals in last 4 games; 7 goals in 10 games this season
* Bruins outshot Rangers, 40-29; Rangers also had 25 blocked shots (Bruins had 9)
* FROM ELIAS: The Rangers beat the Bruins, 4–3, in a shootout, after blowing a 3–0 lead in the third period. The Bruins have not scored more than three goals in any of their last 32 games against the Rangers (shootout deciding “goals” excluded). That’s the second-longest streak of its kind versus one team in Bruins history. Boston had a streak of 39 consecutive games scoring three or fewer goals against the Maple Leafs from January 1953 to November 1955. It’s also the longest streak of consecutive games holding a particular opponent to three or fewer goals in Rangers history, by far (next-longest: 23 games versus Pittsburgh, December 1967 to October 1971).

Canadiens 4, Lightning 3 (SO)
* Canadiens: led 3-0 with 6 minutes left in regulation
* P.K. Subban (MTL): first multi-point game of season (goal, assist)
* David Desharnais (MTL): scored only goal in shootout
* Lightning: lost 5 straight games (0-4-1)

Canucks 2, Wild 1
* Canucks: 6th straight win (allowed a total of 6 goals during win streak)
* Canucks: 11th straight home win vs Wild
* Wild: Scored exactly 1 goal in each of their last 4 losses
* Wild: 1-4-1 on the road this season

Stars 4, Oilers 1
* Jaromir Jagr (DAL): Goal (4); has 2 goals in past 3 games (2 goals in 1st 9 games)
* Stars: have won 6 straight games vs Oilers (allowed 7 goals in those 6 games)
* Stars: have won 4 straight games (allowed 6 goals in those 4 games)
* Oilers: have scored 2 or fewer goals in 8 of 13 games this season

Ducks 3, Blackhawks 2 (F/SO)
* Ducks: 5-1-1 on road this season
* Blackhawks: 10-0-3 this season (only team without a regulation loss)
* Blackhawks: 4-game win streak snapped
* FROM ELIAS: Ducks goaltender Viktor Fasth made it six wins in six decisions in the NHL with his 3–2 shootout victory at Chicago on Tuesday. Fasth is the eighth goaltender to begin his NHL career with six or more consecutive winning decisions and he’s the first to do so since Dan Ellis started out with seven straight wins covering a span of nearly four years (February 2004 to December 2007).

Flyers 3, Jets 2
* Flyers: earned at least a point in 5 of last 6 games (4-1-1)
* Flyers: win snaps 4-game road losing streak
* Andrew Ladd (Jets): 2 goals; 11th career multi-goal game

Capitals 6, Panthers 5 (OT)
* Capitals: won 2 games in last 4 days vs Panthers (won 5-0 last Saturday)
* Capitals: 1st road win this season (1-4-1 on road)
* Troy Brouwer (Capitals): 2nd career overtime goal (had one with Blackhawks in 2009-10)
* Alex Ovechkin (Capitals): goal and an assist (5 goals, 5 assists this season); has 5-game point-scoring streak

Predators 1, Sharks 0 (OT)
* Predators: 2-0-0 vs Sharks this season (wins in OT and Shootout)
* Predators: point in 6 of last 7 games
* Sharks: 7 goals in last 6 games (0-3-3)
* Colin Wilson (NSH): OT goal (4)
* FROM ELIAS: The Predators beat the Sharks, 1–0, when Colin Wilson scored 2:08 into overtime to break the goalless deadlock. It was the Predators’ fifth 1–0 regular-season overtime win in their 14 seasons in the NHL. That’s the most 1–0 overtime wins for any NHL team since Nashville entered the league in 1998–99. The Devils and Bruins each have four such wins over the last 14 seasons.

Senators 2, Sabres 0
* Craig Anderson (OTT): 42 saves (2nd shutout of season, 21st career)
* Erik Karlsson (OTT): Goal (6-SHG), 3rd goal in last 4 games
* Senators: have won both meetings vs Sabres this season; 5-1-2 vs BUF last 2 seasons (5-0-1 in last 6 meetings)
* Sabres: 2-5-0 in last 7 games (lost last 2)

Hurricanes 4, Devils 2
* Jiri Tlusty (CAR): 2 goals (4,5); 2nd multi-goal game this season (had 4 in 228 career games entering this season)
* Cam Ward (CAR): improves to 4-0-1 in past 5 starts
* Hurricanes: went 4-1-1 on road trip
* Devils: loss snaps 5-game winning streak