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Friday, March 8, 2013
Morning jam: Caps win, fast and furious

By ESPN Stats & Information

Capitals 7, Panthers 1
* Capitals: 3-0-0 vs Panthers this season; 18 goals, 5/7 on PP
* Capitals: won 6 straight vs Panthers
* Capitals: 7 different goal scorers; last team to have 7 or more players score exactly one goal each: Avalanche vs Wild on March 6, 2012 (from Elias)
* Panthers: lost 3 straight on the road, outscored 16-4
* FROM ELIAS: The Capitals scored three goals in the first 5:38 and four goals in the first 8:10. They were the quickest three and four goals by one team from the start of an NHL game this season. The Capitals hadn’t scored three goals that quickly since 1988, and only once before had they registered four goals so soon after the opening faceoff, in 1986 vs the North Stars.
* FROM ELIAS: Alex Ovechkin has scored in all three games vs Florida this season. He’s scored in only four of the 19 games he’s played against all other teams this season.

Penguins 5, Flyers 4
* Penguins: trailed 4-1 after 1st period
* Chris Kunitz (PIT): GW goal; scored goal in 5 straight games
* Penguins: 9-2-1 in last 12 games in Philadelphia
* Jakub Voracek (PHI): 18 pts in last 9 games (2 goals tonight)
* FROM ELIAS: It was the third time that the Penguins won a regular-season game against the Flyers after trailing by 3 goals, their first in nearly 40 years, since April 1973.

Devils 3, Sabres 2 (SO)
* Devils: snap season-high 6-game winless streak
* Devils: trailed 2-0 in 3rd period
* Adam Henrique (NJ): Goal (7th this season); 3 goals in last 4 games
* Thomas Vanek (BUF): Goal (team-high 13th this season); snaps 6-game streak without a goal

Rangers 2, Islanders 1 (F/OT)
* Rangers: won 4 straight games
* Rick Nash (NYR): goal extends point streak to 8 games (6 goals & 7 assists total)
* Islanders: 2-3-1 in current homestand, 2/16 on the power play
* FROM ELIAS: Rick Nash is the second player in NHL history to score his first eight goals of a season in the third period. The other was Arron Asham for the Islanders in 2003–04.

Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 2
* Bruins: won 8 straight vs Maple Leafs (longest win streak vs Maple Leafs in Bruins history)
* Bruins: 4-game home win streak vs Maple Leafs
* Tyler Seguin (BOS): 1st multi-goal game of season (had 4 last season; Bruins were 4-0 in those games)
* Maple Leafs: 3-game win streak is snapped

Canadiens 4, Hurricanes 2
* Canadiens: 6-1-1 in past 8 road games
* Lars Eller (MON): 4th multi-assist game this season (had just 1 multi-assist game last season)
* Hurricanes: 4-game win streak is snapped

Blue Jackets 2, Canucks 1 (OT)
* Blue Jackets: 2nd win vs Canucks in last 12 meetings
* Blue Jackets: 5th straight OT game; won season-high 3 straight games
* Canucks: lost 3 straight road games
* Henrik Sedin (VAN): Goal (5); 6-game point streak

Red Wings 3, Oilers 0
* Jimmy Howard (DET): 22 saves, 2nd shutout this season (allowed 2 goals in last 3 starts combined)
* Red Wings: 10-0-1 in last 11 games vs Oilers (7-0-0 at home)
* Red Wings: 4-0-1 in last 5 home games
* Oilers: shut out for 1st time this season

Jets 2, Lightning 1
* Jets: 6-3-0 in last 9 games after starting season 5-8-1
* Eric Tangradi (WPG): 1st goal this season (2nd of his career)
* Lightning: 1-6-0 in last 7 games
* Steven Stamkos (TB): Goal (18th); 11 goals in last 11 games

Blues 6, Coyotes 3
* Blues: improve to 6-2-1 in last 9 games vs Coyotes
* David Perron (STL): ties career high with 3 assists
* Patrik Berglund (STL): 2 goals (5th multi-goal game of his career)
* Mike Smith (PHX): allowed 4+ goals in 4 straight games (18 total during that span)

Stars 5, Kings 2
* Jaromir Jagr (DAL): 2 goals (1st multi-goal game since opening night)
* Jagr: 3rd straight game with a goal (longest streak since 4 in a row to end 2007-08 season)
* Stars: 6-1-1 in past 8 road games, scoring 3+ goals in each game