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Friday, October 18, 2013
How about that Tyler Seguin?

By ESPN Stats & Information

Highlights and lowlights from Thursday night's action:

Stars 4, Sharks 3 (DAL wins shootout 1-0)
* Tyler Seguin (DAL): Goal (3); 3 goals, 5 assists during 5-game point streak
* Dallas: Improves to 2-1-0 at home this season (4-1-0 in past 5 home games vs San Jose)
* San Jose: snaps 6-game winning streak to open season, had outscored opponents 30-9

Red Wings 4, Avalanche 2
* Pavel Datsyuk (DET): 2 goals (1st multi-goal game this season - had 2 goals in 1st 7 games combined)
* Johan Franzen (DET): 2 goals (had 0 goals in first 7 games combined)
* Red Wings: won 4 straight games
* Avalanche: 1st loss this season; had started 6-0 under new coach Patrick Roy

Blues 3, Blackhawks 2 (STL wins shootout 1-0)
* Blues: 2-0-0 vs Blackhawks this season
* Alexander Steen (STL): Goal (5); scored goal in 5 of 6 games this season
* Blackhawks: 0-4 on power play; 1-16 on PP in last 4 games

Penguins 4, Flyers 1
* Sidney Crosby (PIT): 6th goal of season (also recorded 8th assist); scored a point in all 7 games this season
* Penguins: won 3 straight (ties longest win streak of season)
* Flyers: scored 2 or fewer goals in every game this season

Kings 2, Predators 1 (LAK win shootout 1-0)
* Anze Kopitar (LA): game-deciding goal in shootout
* Kings: 4 of 5 wins this season have been in OT/SO
* FROM ELIAS: Kings 3rd shootout win of season, more than they had all last season (went 2-4 in shootouts in 2012-13 season)
* Predators: finish 3-1-1 on 5-game homestand

Bruins 3, Panthers 2
* Bruins: won 7 of last 8 road games vs Panthers
* Reilly Smith (BOS): 1st goal with Bruins (4th goal in 46 career games) is game winner; has a point in 4 of his last 5 games
* Tim Thomas (FLA): season-high 37 saves in 1st game vs former team
* FROM ELIAS: Thomas was 9th goalie to play 200 or more games for Bruins; those goalies have combined to go 0-6-1 in 1st game vs former team (other 2 did not play for another team after Bruins career)

Hurricanes 3, Maple Leafs 2
* Hurricanes: scored all 3 goals in 3rd period (down 2-0 entering 3rd period); FROM ELIAS: 2nd time in last 6 seasons Hurricanes have rallied from 2-goal deficit in 3rd period (Dec. 15, 2010 at Panthers)
* Eric Staal (CAR): 3rd goal of season (has a point in each road game this season)
* Maple Leafs: loss snaps 3-game win streak

Islanders 3, Oilers 2
* Islanders: won 7 straight home games vs Oilers
* Taylor Hall (EDM): 2 goals in 8 seconds in 1st period, fastest in team history (previously Wayne Gretzky, 9 seconds in 1981)
* FROM ELIAS: John Tavares (NYI) has a point in 6 straight games, his longest point streak since a career-high 12 straight in the 2011-12 season

Canucks 3, Sabres 0
* FROM ELIAS: Roberto Luongo has at least one shutout in each of his 14 seasons in the NHL, the 2nd-longest streak to start a career. HOF Terry Sawchuk record a shutout in each of his 1st 19 seasons (1949-50 to 1967-68)