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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Sunday Jam: Kings of home court

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Kings 5, Sharks 2
* Kings: 3rd straight home win (9-1 in last 10 home games)
* Kings: 5-0-1 in last 6 home games vs Sharks (last regulation loss 1/1/2011)
* Sharks; 0-3-1 in last four road games
* Joe Thornton (Sharks): assist in 4 straight games

Red Wings 5, Canucks 2
* Pavel Datsyuk (Red Wings): season-high 3 assists
* Red Wings: won 2 in a row (winless in previous 3 games)
* Roberto Luongo (Canucks): 1st regulation home loss (4-1-2)
* Red Wings: 14-5-3 vs Canucks since 2007-08

Blues 2, Ducks 1 (OT)
* Blues: won 3 straight home games
* Chris Stewart (Blues): 14th goal of season (scored 5G in last 3 games)
* Ducks: snap 5-game win streak
* Ryan Getzlaf (Ducks): 0 pts in last 3 games (his longest pointless streak of season)

Canadiens 2, Devils 1
* Canadiens: won 5 straight games and has won 4 straight road games
* Canadiens: 2-0-0 vs Devils this season (went 1-3-0 last season vs Devils)
* Tomas Plekanec (Habs): 12th goal of season (leads team)
* Devils: snap 3-game home win streak

Blackhawks 8, Stars 1
* Blackhawks: 2-0 vs Stars this season, won 8 of last 9 road games
* Stars: 0-3-1 in last 4 games
* Marian Hossa (Blackhawks) -- 4th multi-goal game of season; Jonathan Toews (Blackhawks) -- 2nd multi-goal game of season
* Blackhawks: 8 goals are most in regular-season game since December 16, 2008 (9 at Oilers); Stars allow 8 goals in regular-season game for 1st time since January 30, 2001 against the Kings

FROM ELIAS: Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Bryan Bickell, Nick Leddy and Viktor Stalberg each scored three points for the Blackhawks as they routed the Stars, 8-1, in Dallas. It was the first time that an NHL team had five different players with three or more points in one game this season and it was only third such game for Chicago in the last 25 seasons. There were five Blackhawks players with three or more points in the team’s 9–3 win at Boston on Dec. 4, 1999, and also in a 9–2 victory at Edmonton on Dec. 16, 2008.

Jets 5, Maple Leafs 4 (SO)
* Jets: 4-2 in OT this season
* Blake Wheeler (Jets): 3rd multi-goal game this season (4 goals last 3 games)
* Joffrey Lupul (Maple Leafs): 1st 2 Goals of the season (21st career multi-goal game)

FROM ELIAS: The Jets beat the Maple Leafs at Toronto in a ten-round shootout after the teams had played to a 4–4 deadlock at the end of overtime. It was the 21st shootout in NHL history to last at least ten rounds but the first since Feb. 15, 2011, when the Sabres outlasted the Canadiens in another ten-rounder. Winnipeg’s victory on Saturday continued an interesting but-hard-to-explain trend in those marathon shootouts: the last nine shootouts to go ten rounds or more were all won by the visiting team!

Blue Jackets 1, Coyotes 0 (SO)
* Blue Jackets: 9 of last 10 games have been to OT (5-6 in OT this season)
* Sergei Bobrovsky (Blue Jackets): 3rd shutout this season
* Coyotes: Lost 7 of last 8 road games

Islanders 4, Panthers 3
* Casey Cizikas (Islanders): 1st career game-winning goal
* Islanders: 5-1-2 in last 8 games
* Islanders: 4-1-0 in last 5 ROAD games
* Panthers: trailed 3-0 after 2 periods but tied game up 3-3 after 3 goals in 3rd period in 1:43
* Panthers: 0-5-1 in last 6 games

Lightning 4, Hurricanes 1
* Tyler Johnson (Lightning): goal, assist (1st career NHL goal and assist)
* Lightning: win snaps 5-game HOME losing streak
* Lightning: 2-0-0 vs Hurricanes this season

Senators 4, Sabres 3 (OT)
* Senators: 3-0 vs Sabres this season, 6-0-1 in last 7 vs Sabres
* Kyle Turris (Senators): 1st career regular-season OT goal (214th career regular-season game) (did have one in playoffs last season); 2nd multi-goal game of season
* Ben Bishop (Senators): 33 saves, snaps 2-game losing streak

Wild 6, Avalanche 4
* Wild: 3-0-1 vs Avalanche this season
* Wild: 4-1 in last 5 games
* Avalanche: lost 3 straight
* Devin Setoguchi (Wild): 2 goals; 1st multi-goal game of season (also had 100th career assist)

Bruins 4, Capitals 1
* Capitals: lost 4 of last 5 games (1-4-0)
* Bruins: won 5 of last 6 games (5-1-0)
* Bruins: 8-1 this season when scoring 4+ goals
* Zdeno Chara (Bruins): assist (season-high 4-game point streak)

Penguins 3, Rangers 0
* Penguins: won 7 straight vs Rangers, 3-0 against them this season
* Penguins: won 8 straight overall and 6 straight at home
* Rangers: lost 3 straight road games, have scored 2 totals goals in those 3 games
* Marc Andre-Fleury (penguins): 23 saves sets team record with 23rd career shutout (Tom Barrasso shared mark with him with 22 shutouts)