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Sunday, March 3, 2013
Morning jam: Pens-Habs sets season standard

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Penguins 7, Canadiens 6 (OT)
* Highest scoring game in the NHL this season
* Penguins: allowed 16 goals in last 3 games
* Canadiens: 7-0-3 in last 10 games
* Kris Letang: career-high 4 assists
* FROM ELIAS: The Penguins’ 7–6 overtime win at Montreal was the highest-scoring game in the NHL this season. Including the 2012 playoffs, the last four NHL games in which as many as 13 goals were scored have all involved Pittsburgh. There were two 13-goal games in the Penguins’ first-round playoff series against the Flyers last year (Philadelphia won 8–5 in Game 2 and Pittsburgh won 10–3 in Game 4), and the last 13-goal game in the 2011–12 regular season was the Penguins’ 8–5 victory over the Jets on Feb. 11, 2012.
* FROM ELIAS: Matt Cooke, Chris Kunitz and Brandon Sutter each scored two goals for the Penguins in their game at Montreal, with Sutter’s second goal coming 52 second into overtime to earn Pittsburgh a 7–6 victory. It was only the third time in the last 13 seasons that the Penguins had three different multiple-goal scorers in one game. Their other multi-goal trios were Mario Lemieux, John LeClair and Sergei Gonchar on Oct. 27, 2005 against Atlanta (won 7–5), and James Neal, Evgeni Malkin and Tyler Kennedy on March 30, 2012 versus Winnipeg (won 8–4).

Canucks 5, Kings 2
* Kings: loss snaps 5-game win streak
* Canucks: win snaps 2-game losing streak
* Daniel Sedin (VAN): goal; 3 goals, assist in last 3 games

Sharks 2, Predators 1
* Sharks: 1st win in 3 games vs Predators this season (1-0-2)
* Predators: 0-4-1 in last 5 on road, outscored 19-8
* Joe Thornton: 2 assists; 1 goal, 6 assists during 6-game point streak

Coyotes 5, Ducks 4
* Coyotes: 2nd shootout win this season
* Lauri Korpikoski (PHX): 2 goals (1st multi-goal game this season); had 2 multi-goal games last season
* Andrew Cogliano (ANA): 2nd career hat trick (other hat trick came on January 31, 2012)
* 1st of three straight games vs each other
" * FROM ELIAS: Andrew Cogliano recorded the second three-goal game of his NHL career in the Ducks’ 5–4 shootout loss at Phoenix. Cogliano’s first hat trick came just over 13 months ago (Jan. 31, 2012) for the same team (Anaheim) against the same opponent (the Coyotes) in the same location (Phoenix). Since 1990, the only other NHL player whose first two NHL hat tricks were registered in road games against the same team was the Canucks’ Mason Raymond at Calgary (Dec. 27, 2009 and Dec. 1, 2010). Cogliano’s two hat tricks versus Phoenix are a bit of an aberration, because excluding those two games he’s scored one goal in 21 career games against the Coyotes.

Hurricanes 6, Panthers 2
* Hurricanes: 3rd win in last 4 games
* Panthers: just 2nd loss in last 8 games vs Hurricanes
* Jussi Jokinen (hurricanes): 2 goals, assist; entered game with 2 goals, 2 assists in 19 games this season

Sabres 4, Devils 3 (F/SO)
* Sabres: 2nd straight shutout win; won 3 straight following 4-game losing streak
* Devils: lost 4 straight games; 2nd 4-game losing streak this season
* Jason Pominville: 2 goals; 2nd multi-goal game this season; 1 goal in previous 11 games

Capitals 3, Jets 0
* Jets: 3-game winning streak snapped; 4-game winning streak vs Capitals snapped
* Mike Riberio (Capitals) goal and an assist, 16 points in his last 12 games
* Braden Holtby: 35 saves; 3rd shutout this season, 6th of career
" * FROM ELIAS: Braden Holtby posted his third shutout of the season with a 35-save, 3–0 victory at Winnipeg on Saturday. It was only the third time in the last seven seasons that a Capitals goaltender faced 35 or more shots on goal while recording a shutout. The other Washington goaltenders to do that since the start of the 2006–07 season were Michal Neuvirth (Feb. 21, 2011 at Pittsburgh, 39 saves) and Tomas Vokoun (Feb. 7, 2012 vs. Florida, 42 saves).

Bruins 3, Lightning 2
* Bruins: won 6 in row, outscoring opponents 20-9; won 5 straight home games vs Lightning
* Lightning: lost 4 in row
* Brad Marchand (Bruins): 4th game-winning goal of season (had 3 in 76 games last season)
* Anton Khudobin (bruins): 20 saves; 3-1 in 4 starts this season

Flyers 2, Senators 1
* Ilya Bryzgalov (PHI): saved 33 of 34 shots; 96.6 sv pct last 2 games after a 4-game stretch at 85.7 pct
* Jakub Voracek & Wayne Simmonds (PHI): each scored his team-co-leading 9th goal of the season
* Senators: 1st regulation loss in last 7 games
" * FROM ELIAS: Wayne Simmonds scored the game-winning goal when the Flyers edged the Senators, 2–1, on Saturday afternoon. Simmonds was also credited with the game-winner in each of Philadelphia’s previous two victories, against Winnipeg and Washington (with a loss to Toronto between those games). He’s the fourth NHL player to score the deciding goal in each of three consecutive team wins this season. The first three players to do that were San Jose’s Patrick Marleau, Montreal’s Andrei Markov and Pittsburgh’s James Neal.