Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Iginla leads Bruins; Ducks still streaking
Bruins 6, Predators 2
* Jarome Iginla of Boston had two goals (10), his second multi-goal game this season and the 96th of his career.
* The Bruins are 7-2-0 in their last nine games, and their six goals are a season high.
* Boston coach Claude Julien recorded his 400th win, 31st all-time.
* Craig Smith of Nashville has two goals (10), his third multi-goal game this season and the fourth of his career.
Ducks 3, Capitals 2
* The Ducks extend their team-record win streak to nine games, the longest active streak in the league and the longest by a team this season.
* Anahaeim's streak is the longest in the NHL since the Penguins won 15 straight from March 2-30 of last season.
* Hampus Lindholm of the Ducks scored the game-winner with 5:36 remaining in the third period, after the Ducks trailed 2-0 in the first.
* Washington's Alex Ovechkin had five shots but no goals, snapping his four-game goal streak.
Flames 4, Blues 3 (CGY wins SO, 1-0)
* Joe Colborne of Calgary scored the game-deciding SO goal.
* The Flames' Mark Giordano scored a PP goal (5) with five seconds left in regulation to tie game.
Blackhawks 5, Devils 2
* Chicago's Patrick Sharp scored two goals (18), his third multi-goal game this season (29th career).
* Patrick Kane of the Blackhawks had a goal (22), extending his point streak to 12 games (7 G, 14 A).
* The Blackhawks are 6-1-1 in their last eight games.
Rangers 2, Maple Leafs 1 (NYR wins SO, 2-1)
* Derek Stepan of the Rangers scored the game-deciding SO goal.
* Toronto's Nazem Kadri tallied the game-tying goal (11) with 1:24 remaining in the third.
* The Rangers have won two straight after going 1-4-2 in their previous seven games.
FROM ELIAS: Rangers goaltender Cam Talbot recorded a 2–1 shootout win over the Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden on Monday, 24 hours after he notched a 4–1 win against Minnesota at MSG. Talbot is the first Rangers goaltender other than Henrik Lundqvist to win games on consecutive days since Kevin Weekes on Nov 1–2, 2006, and he’s the first Rangers netminder other than Lundqvist to do that while allowing no more than one goal in each game since Mike Richter on Oct. 30–31, 1993.
Senators 5, Penguins 0
* The Penguins had their seven-game win streak snapped (first loss since Dec. 7 at Boston).
* Erik Karlsson of Ottawa had a goal (10) and two assists, tying his season-high of three points.
* The Senators' Craig Anderson notched 27 saves and his second shutout this season (24th career).
* Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby had two shots and no points, ending his 10-game point streak.