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Friday, March 29, 2013
Morning jam: Dupuis proving double-plus good

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Penguins 4, Jets 0
* Penguins: won 14 straight games (tied for 3rd-longest win streak in NHL history)
* Sidney Crosby (Penguins): 2 assists (19 assists during win streak)
* Pascal Dupuis (Penguins): 2 goals (3rd multi-goal game during win streak)
* Jets: lost 12 straight ROAD games at Penguins
FROM ELIAS: Pascal Dupuis scored two goals and finished with a plus-2 as the Penguins extended their winning streak to 14 games by shutting out the Jets, 4-0. Dupuis has scored 10 goals during Pittsburgh's 14-game winning streak and he's finished with a plus in each game. (His combined plus/minus over that stretch is plus-19.) Dupuis is the first NHL skater to be a plus player in each of 14 consecutive team games in one season since defenseman Brad McCrimmon had a 14-game streak for the Flyers in October/November 1984.

Chris Kunitz scored his 20th goal of the season to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead against the Jets. The primary assist went to Sidney Crosby for the 10th time this season, the second best combination behind the Islanders tandem of Matt Moulson and John Tavares, who the Penguins play Saturday.

Most Primary Assists to Goal Scorer – This Season
Moulson to Tavares (NYI) 12
Crosby to Kunitz (PIT) 10<<
Purcell to Stamkos (TB) 8
Parenteau to Duchene (COL) 8
Thornton to Marleau (SJ) 8
>>6 during win streak including first goal Thursday

Longest Single-Season Winning Streaks - NHL History
1992-93 Penguins 17
1981-82 Islanders<< 15
2012-13 Penguins 14
2009-10 Capitals 14
1929-30 Bruins 14
>>Won Stanley Cup

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Potential Date Opponent Head-To-Head Other Notes
Win # This Season
15 Saturday vs Islanders 3-1-0 Won last 3 meetings vs NYI after losing 1st meeting this season
16 April 2 vs Sabres 1-0-0 9—2-0 in last 11 meetings vs BUF
17 April 3 at Rangers 3-0-0 Won last 4 games vs NYR at Madison Square Garden
18 April 5 vs Rangers Have not swept season series vs NYR since 1994-95 (last meeting of season)

Sharks 2, Red Wings 0
* Sharks: won 7 of last 9 vs Red Wings
* Joe Pavelski (Sharks): Goal (10); 3rd straight game with goal
* Antti Niemi (Sharks): 27 saves; 2nd straight shutout (had 1 shutout in 1st 27 starts)

Canucks 4, Avalanche 1
* Canucks: 10th straight win vs Avalanche (last loss 1/18/2011)
* Canucks: 6th straight win (allowed 6 goals in that span)
* Avalanche: 0-8-3 in last 11 road games (allowed 4 or more goals against in 7 of the games)
* Cory Schneider (VAN): only 4 goals allowed in last 5 games

Oilers 6, Blue Jackets 4
* Oilers: 5th straight home win vs Blue Jackets (last loss 1/7/2010)
* Taylor Hall (EDM): 2 goals, 3 assists in last 3 games
* Blue Jackets: 1-4-2 in last 7 road games
* Blue Jackets: only 2nd regulation loss in last 11 games (6-2-3)

Coyotes 7, Predators 4
* Coyotes: 6 goals in the first period; ties their NHL franchise record for goals in a period
* Coyotes: have gone 4-1-0 past 5 games in Nashville
* Rob Klinkhammer (Coyotes): 1 Ast; has 2G, 2A past 3 games
* Predators: 3-gaame home win streak snapped
FROM ELIAS: Phoenix jumped out to a 5-0 lead by the 8:26 mark of Thursday's game. It was the quickest five goals by one team from the start of an NHL game since Nov. 5, 1993, when the Devils led 5-0 only 8:05 after the opening faceoff of their game in Anaheim. New Jersey scored only once more and won, 6-3.

Kings 4, Blues 2
* Mike Richards (LA): go-ahead goal (8) with 2:43 left in 3rd period (1st goal in last 8 games)
* Kings: 3-0-0 vs Blues this season
* Kings: 13-1-1 when scoring first this season
* Blues: on 3-game losing streak

Panthers 5, Sabres 4 (F/SO) (FLA wins shootout, 2-1)
* Panthers: snap 3-game losing streak, just 3rd win in last 10 games (3-7-0)
* Panthers: 1st win in last 5 HOME games (1-3-1)
* Panthers: 2-0-1 vs Sabres this season
* Sabres: 0-1-1 in last 2 games following a 3-game winning streak

Islanders 4, Flyers 3 (F/SO) (NYI wins shootout, 2-1)
* Islanders: 1st 3-game win streak this season (won season-high 4 straight on road)
* Islanders: won 3 of last 4 road games at Flyers following 13 straight winless games at Flyers from 2007-11
* Flyers: season-worst 4-game winless streak (0-2-2)
* John Tavares (Islanders): 4 G, 1 A during 5-game point streak (matches season-long)

Senators 3, Rangers 0
* Senators: 3-0 vs Rangers this season, won 5 straight regular-season games ve them overall
* Senators: 9-1-1 in last 11 home games
* Ben Bishop (Senators): 24 saves, 2nd career shutout (1st since the 2010-11 season with the Blues)
* Andre Benoit (Senators): 2nd career goal, 1st since February 19.

Maple Leafs 6, Hurricanes 3
* Maple Leafs: 4-0-3 past 7 games, 15/16 on PK
* Maple Leafs: 6-1-2 past 9 games at home
* Joffrey Lupul (Maple Leafs): Goal (7); all have been scored in his last 5 games
* Hurricanes: 0-6-1 past 7 games, outscored 25-10