Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Everybody's gotta work OT
By ESPN Stats & Information
FROM ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Alex Ovechkin, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and San Jose’s Brad Stuart (at Calgary) each scored an overtime goal on Tuesday. It was the first time that three overtime goals were scored in one day this season. The only day during the lockout-shortened 2012–13 NHL season on which at least three overtime goals were scored was Jan. 27, when there were four OT tallies: by Andrei Markov (Montreal), Vladimir Sobotka (St. Louis), Nick Leddy (Chicago) and Evander Kane (Winnipeg).
Coyotes 3, Blues 2 (OT)
* Oliver Ekman-Larsson (PHX): 1st career OT goal, assist
* Coyotes: 7-1-0 in last 8 games (last 5 wins all in OT/shootout)
* Coyotes: 2nd win in last 8 games vs Blues
* Alex Steen (STL): assist (extends point streak to 11 games)
FROM ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the first overtime goal of his NHL career to earn the Coyotes a 3–2 win at St. Louis on Tuesday night. It was the first overtime goal by a Phoenix defenseman since Oct. 22, 2009, when Adrian Aucoin scored in OT against the Red Wings. Ekman-Larsson has scored four goals this season and the last three have all been game-winning goals.
Sharks 3, Flames 2 (OT)
* Brad Stuart (SJ): Game-winning goal (1st goal since March 26, 2012)
* Logan Couture (SJ): 17 points (7 G, 10 A) in 15 career game vs CGY (his highest point total vs any team)
* Michael Cammalleri (CGY): 6 points in last 6 games (5 G, 1 A)
* Flames: last 3 losses have been in OT or shootout
Capitals 4, Blue Jackets 3 (F/OT)
* Alex Ovechkin (WSH): 5th goal in last 4 home games
* Capitals: won 5 straight at home
* Blue Jackets: lost 5 straight on road; lost 6 of last 7 overall
FROM ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Alex Ovechkin scored the 13th regular-season overtime goal of his NHL career to earn the Capitals a 4–3 victory over the Blue Jackets. The only other players with a double-digit overtime goal total since Ovechkin made his NHL debut in October 2005 are Daniel Sedin (10) and Ilya Kovalchuk (10).
Lightning 2, Canadiens 1 (SO) (TB wins shootout, 1-0)
* Lightning: 1st game after losing Steven Stamkos with broken right tibia vs Bruins Monday
* Lightning: won 4 of last 5 games overall; 6-2-0 in last 8 road games
* Canadiens: 1st loss in last 5 home games vs Lightning
FROM ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop recorded his 12th win in 14 games this season with a 2–1 shootout victory at Montreal. Bishop has allowed two or fewer goals in each of his last seven starts. Over the last nine years the only other Lightning goaltender to do that in seven or more consecutive starts in one season was Antero Niittymaki with a run of eight straight starts in January and February 2010.
Jets 3, Red Wings 2 (SO) (WPG wins shootout, 2-1)
* Pavel Datsyuk (DET): 2 PPG (9)
* Jets: won 3 straight and 4 of last 5 games
* Red Wings: 0-1-3 in last 4 games following a 3-game win streak
FROM ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Ondrej Pavelec made 41 saves in regulation time and overtime and then bested Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard in a shootout that gave the Jets a 3–2 win over the Red Wings. Pavelec has won all five games in which he’s faced 35 or more shots on goal this season but he’s 2–7–2 in his 11 other games.
Panthers 3, Ducks 2
* Ducks: loss snaps 5-game win streak
* Panthers: 1st win in last 10 games (were 0-5-4 in previous 9)
* Peter Horachek: 1st win as Panthers interim head coach (1st win as head coach since 2002-03 when he coached the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL)
* Brad Boyes: game-winning goal; was held without a point in previous 5 games
FROM ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: The Panthers ended their nine-game winless streak by overcoming a 2–0 deficit to record a 3–2 victory over the Ducks, the team with the highest point total in the NHL. The Panthers are only the second team in the last 13 seasons to end a winless streak of nine games or more with a victory against the club that entered play that day with the outright highest point total in the NHL. The only other such win since 2000 was a 4–1 victory by the Oilers over the Canucks on April 2, 2011. Edmonton had the lowest point total in the NHL (57) and an 11-game winless streak going into that game against a Vancouver team with a league-leading total of 113 points. Florida has recorded only four wins this season but they’ve come against teams with a current 44–21–7 combined record: Dallas (8–7–2), Pittsburgh (11–6–0), Minnesota (10–4–4) and Anaheim (15–4–1).
Devils 3, Rangers 2
* Devils: 2-0 vs Rangers this season; 3-0-1 in last 4 games (3 goals allowed)
* Rangers: 3-game winning streak snapped
* Dainus Zubrus: go-ahead goal (3rd goal of season); snapped 9-game scoring drought
* Ryan Carter: 2 goals; 3rd career multi-goal game, 1st since April 11, 2010 against Oilers
* Martin Brodeur: 33 saves; allowed as many goals in this game as he had in previous 4 (was coming off back-to-back shutouts)
FROM ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Martin Brodeur's shutout streak was broken Tuesday against the Rangers -- it spanned 192:26. It was the 2nd-longest streak of his career, surpassed only by a 215:07 streak from March 25-April 8, 1997.
FROM ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Martin Brodeur stopped 33 of the 35 shots he faced in his 3–2 win over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Brodeur allowed 17 goals while posting a 1–2–2 record, 3.32 goals-against average and .871 save percentage over his first five games this season, but he’s given up only four goals while going 4–1–0 in five games since then (0.80 GAA, .964 save percentage).
Flyers 5, Senators 0
* Steve Mason (PHI): 24 saves; 20th career shutout (1st this season)
* Flyers: have won 2 straight games for only 2nd time this season (other instances was Oct. 24 & 26)
* Senators: 3-game winning streak ends
FROM ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Steve Mason posted the 20th shutout of his NHL career and his first shutout for the Flyers with a 5–0 win at Ottawa. Mason recorded 19 shutouts for the Blue Jackets, including 10 in his first 53 starts in 2008–09, his debut season, when he won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie. It took Mason 191 additional starts to go from 10 to 20 career shutouts.
Sabres 3, Kings 2 (SO) (BUF wins shootout, 2-0)
* Cody Hodgson (BUF): 2 goals (7)
* Sabres: 1st home win this season (1-8-1)
* Kings: 2-game win streak ends
Islanders 3, Predators 1
* John Tavares (NYI): PPG (8), assist
* Islanders: snap 4-game losing streak
* Predators: lost 3 straight games; 2-3-1 on current 7-game road trip (final game of trip is Friday at Penguins)
FROM ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Islanders goaltender Kevin Poulin made 32 saves in his 3–1 win over the Predators, and he was closing in on his first NHL shutout when Patric Hornqvist scored Nashville’s lone goal with 5:30 remaining in the third period. Poulin has allowed only one goal in three of his four starts in November, after doing so only twice in 19 career NHL starts entering this month.
Hurricanes 2, Avalanche 1
* Avalanche: 1st road loss this season; had matched longest road win streak (6) to begin season in franchise history
* Hurricanes: improve to 3-0-1 on current season-long 5-game homestand
FROM ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Patrick Dwyer’s first goal of the season was the game-winner for the Hurricanes in their 2–1 victory over the Avalanche in Raleigh. It was Dwyer’s first game-winning goal since Dec. 28, 2010 and only the fifth game-winner in a six-year NHL career spent entirely with the Hurricanes. Dwyer’s other game-winning goals were all scored in Carolina road games, including two at Toronto.