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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Very few have kept up with Martin Jones

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Kings 3, Oilers 0
* Dwight King (LA): Goal (9) ... had 9 goals in previous 3 seasons combined
* Martin Jones (LA): 24 saves; 3rd SO this season (in 6th career start)
* Kings: 7-1-0 in last 8 overall
FROM ELIAS: Martin Jones is the 2nd player in NHL history to record 3 shutouts in his first 6 career starts. Flat Walsh, of the Montreal Maroons and New York Americans, recorded 3 shutouts (all in his brief stint with the Americans) in his first FIVE career starts from 1926 to 1928.

Blackhawks 3, Predators 1
* Blackhawks: NHL-leading 55 points (2 ahead of Ducks)
* Patrick Kane (CHI): Goal; 20+ Goals in each of 7 NHL seasons
* Patrick Kane: 5 Goals, 13 Assists during 10-game point streak
FROM ELIAS: Patrick Kane reached the 20-goal mark for the seventh time in his seven-season NHL career when he scored to give the Blackhawks a 2–1 lead in the first period of their game at Nashville. Only four other active players scored 20 or more goals in each of their first seven (or more) seasons in the NHL: Jaromir Jagr (first 17), Teemu Selanne (first 11), Alex Ovechkin (first nine, including this season) and Thomas Vanek (first eight, through last season). Kane hit the 20-goal plateau in his 37th game this season, one game quicker than his previous best (38th game in 2012–13).

Sharks 4, Blues 2
* Sharks 3-0-0 vs Blues this season (outscored them 16-7)
* Joe Pavelski (SJ): goal in 3 of last 4 games (4 total)
* Blues: back-to-back losses for 3rd time this season; haven't lost 3 straight this season

Bruins 2, Flames 0
* Bruins: won 6 straight home games
* Tuukka Rask (BOS) 3rd shutout of season -- 21 saves (was pulled in 3rd period of last start after allowing 4 goals)
* Zdeno Chara (BOS): 1st multi-goal game of season (1st in regular season since a hat trick against the Hurricanes on January 17, 2011)
* Jarome Iginla (BOS): 2 assists vs former team (he is the Flames all-time points leader with 1,095, including 570 assists, which ranked 2nd-most to Al MacInnis)

Canadiens 3, Coyotes 1
* Canadiens: won 9 straight games vs Coyotes
* Carey Price (MTL): won 2nd straight start (stopped 47 of 48 shots in the 2 games)
* Max Pacioretty (MTL): 2 goals, including game-winning goal with 6:42 left. He scored the game-winner in 2 of his last 3 games (had one vs the Islanders on the 14th)

Flyers 5, Capitals 2
* Jakub Voracek (PHI): 2 goals extending point streak to 5 games
* Flyers: won 7 straight home games (outscored opponents 27-11)
* Alex Ovechkin (WSH): 399th career goal

Ducks 5, Red Wings 2
* Ducks: won consecutive road games at Detroit for 1st time in franchise history (3 wins in franchise's first 36 games at Joe Louis Arena)
* Ducks: won 6 straight games
* Red Wings: 0-4-2 in last 6 games (scored 7 total goals)