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Monday, March 11, 2013
Morning jam: Down-to-the-wire Duchene

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Avalanche 3, Sharks 2 (F/OT)
* Matt Duchene (COL): 2 goals (11); GW Goal at 4:59 mark of overtime (3rd career OT goal)
* P.A. Parenteau (COL): 2 assists; 6-game point streak (2G, 8A)
* Avalanche: won season-high 5 straight at home
* Patrick Marleau (SJ): Goal (13); ends 6-game goal drought
* FROM ELIAS: Matt Duchene scored his second goal of the game with two-tenths of a second remaining in overtime to earn the Avalanche a 3-2 win against the Sharks. It was the first goal at the 4:59 mark of overtime in an NHL regular-season game since March 18, 2012, when Scott Hartnell scored an OT buzzer-beater for the Flyers against the Penguins, and it was the first such goal in Quebec/Colorado franchise history.

Blue Jackets 3, Red Wings 2 (F/SO)
* Blue Jackets: won 5 straight games following 4-game losing streak (4 of those 5 wins in either OT or shootout)
* Blue Jackets: 4-0-1 vs Red Wings this season (6-12-3 vs rest of NHL)

Wild 4, Canucks 2
* Zach Parise (MIN): 2 Goals (11), Assist; 1 goal, 1 Assist in 7 career games vs Canucks entering game
* Canucks: lost 4 straight
* Wild: 8-3-0 when scoring 1st this season
* Niklas Backstrom (MIN): 25 saves; won 5 of last 6 starts

Ducks 4, Blues 2
* Ducks: have earned point in each of their last 7 games (5-0-2) (won last 3)
* Ducks: scored 3 unanswered goals in 3rd period (trailed 2-1 with 18:19 left to play)
* Corey Perry (ANA): 2 goals (9), including go-ahead PPG with 14:40 left
* Blues: finish 5-game road trip at 2-3-0

Devils 3, Jets 2 (F/SO)
* Devils: 2nd win in last 9 games
* Ilya Kovalchuk (NJ): 1 assist to extend point streak to 4 games
* Evander Kane (WPG): 1 goal (10); career-high 10 shots on goal

Flyers 3, Sabres 2
* Flyers: Won 5 of last 6 games vs Sabres
* Claude Giroux (PHI): 4 Power Play Goals this season (6 last season)
* Sabres: lost last 4 road games

Oilers 6, Blackhawks 5
* Blackhawks: 2 straight losses in regulation for 1st time since Feb. 26, 2012
* Blackhawks: 6 goals against in each of 2 straight losses; had allowed 3 or fewer in previous 22 games; hadn't allowed 6 goals in back-to-back games since Mar 2 2007
* Oilers: 1st win in 6 games; goals on 3 of 4 power play opportunities; were 1 for last 16 power play opps
* Patrick Kane (CHI): 2 G (14), 1 A (16); leads CHI with 1 pt per 17:36 of ice time this season

Penguins 6, Islanders 1
* Sidney Crosby (PIT): ties career high with 5 assists
* Chris Kunitz (PIT): 3 goals, 2 assists (2nd hat trick of season); 5 points are a career high
* Penguins: 5th straight win
* FROM ELIAS: Sidney Crosby didn't score a goal on Sunday night but he assisted on five goals in the Penguins' 6-1 win over the Islanders. Crosby's five-assist game was the second of his NHL career; he recorded five assists against the Flyers on Dec. 13, 2006. He's the only active NHL player with more than one five-assist game. The only other player in Penguins history to register at least five assists in a game more than once is the man who signs Crosby's paychecks, Pittsburgh's co-owner and chairman Mario Lemieux. Lemieux did that eight times in his NHL career.

Rangers 4, Capitals 1
* Brian Boyle (NYR): 1st goal of season (13:48 average time on ice in 19 GP entering game)
* Rangers: 5-1-0 since 0-3-1 slide
* Alex Ovechkin (WSH): no points, 4 SOG, -3 plus/minus in 22:26 TOI
* Capitals: outscored 9-3 during 2-game losing streak after outscoring opponents 14-4 during 3-game win streak

Canadiens 5, Panthers 2
* FROM ELIAS: Michael Ryder scored his first two goals since he was reacquired by the Canadiens in a trade with the Stars on February 26 in Montreal's 5-2 win at Florida. Ryder's goals were his 100th and 101st regular-season tallies for the Canadiens, making him the 57th player to reach the century mark in goals for the "bleu, blanc et rouge." Three other NHL teams have had at least 50 players scored 100 or more goals for them: Boston (55), the Rangers (54) and Toronto (53).