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NHL scores, recaps from Friday, March 17, 2017: Brian Elliott hot goaltender; 45-year-old Jagr showing no signs of age

FRIDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
Florida 4, NY RANGERS 3 (SO)
PITTSBURGH 6, New Jersey 4
CALGARY 3, Dallas 1
Buffalo 2, ANAHEIM 1 (SO)

ELLIOTT EXTENDS WIN STREAK TO 10 GAMES
Brian Elliott made 24 saves to extend his personal win streak to 10 games (1.67 GAA, .944 SV%, 2 SO) and backstop the Flames to victory.

* The Flames (40-27-4, 84 points) moved to 12-1-1 in their last 14 contests and reached the 40-win mark for the first time since 2014-15 (45-30-7, 97 points). Calgary leapfrogged Edmonton (37-24-9, 83 points) for sole possession of third place in the Pacific Division.

* Elias notes that Elliott moved within one victory of the longest win streak by a goaltender in franchise history, set by Mike Vernon in 1988-89 (11-0-0):

Longest win streaks by a goaltender, Flames history
11 – Mike Vernon from Jan. 17 – Feb. 27, 1989
10 – Dan Bouchard from Oct. 14 – Nov. 3, 1978
10 – Mike Vernon from Nov. 3 – Dec. 8, 1988
10 – Brian Elliott from Feb. 21 – March 17, 2017

AGELESS JAGR CONTINUES TO MARVEL IN PANTHERS WIN
Jaromir Jagr registered two assists to help the Panthers earn a 4-3 shootout win over the Rangers.

* Elias notes that Jagr – who earlier this season became just the second player in NHL history to record 1,900 career points (763-1,144—1,907) – has collected 269 points (104-165—269) since celebrating his 40th birthday, passing Gordie Howe (113-155—268) for the most by an NHL player after turning 40 years of age.

CROSBY PROPELS PENGUINS BACK INTO SECOND IN METROPOLITAN DIVISION
Sidney Crosby collected 2-1—3 to help the Penguins (44-17-9, 97 points) leapfrog the Blue Jackets (45-18-6, 96 points) for second place in the Metropolitan Division, one point back of the League-leading Capitals (45-17-8, 98 points).

* Crosby scored his 36th and 37th goals of 2016-17 to move into a tie with Brad Marchand for the most in the NHL this season. Crosby (37-40—77) ranks tied for third in League scoring, trailing only Marchand (37-42—79) and Connor McDavid (24-55—79).

* Crosby registered the 640th assist of his NHL career (all w/ PIT) to tie Jaromir Jagr for second on the franchise’s all-time list.

 

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NHL Morning Skate Report for Friday, March 17, 2017

THURSDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
NEW JERSEY 6, Philadelphia 2
Winnipeg 4, NY ISLANDERS 2
Nashville 2, WASHINGTON 1 (OT)
CAROLINA 3, Minnesota 1
COLUMBUS 2, Florida 1
Chicago 2, OTTAWA 1
Toronto 5, TAMPA BAY 0
EDMONTON 7, Boston 4
Dallas 4, VANCOUVER 2
Detroit 5, ARIZONA 4 (SO)
LOS ANGELES 2, Buffalo 0
St. Louis 4, SAN JOSE 1

OILERS SCORE SEVEN IN CONSECUTIVE GAMES, CLIMB PACIFIC DIVISION
The Oilers scored seven goals for the second straight game (7-1 W on March 14 vs. DAL) to improve to 37-24-9 (83 points) and leapfrog the Flames (39-27-4, 82 points) for sole possession of third place in the Pacific Division.

Connor McDavid (24-55—79) collected three assists to keep pace with Bruins forward Brad Marchand (37-42—79) – who recorded 1-2—3 in the loss – in the race for the Art Ross Trophy. Leon Draisaitl (1-2—3) also registered three points to eclipse the 60-point mark for the first time in his NHL career (24-37—61).

* Elias notes that the Oilers scored seven or more goals in consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 4-7, 1988 (10-6 W vs. NYR and 8-3 W vs. QUE).

BLUE JACKETS ESTABLISH FRANCHISE RECORD FOR HOME WINS IN A SEASON
Sergei Bobrovsky made 33 saves to help the Blue Jackets establish a single-season franchise record with 26 home wins (26-9-1, 53 points), eclipsing their previous mark from 2008-09 (25-13-3, 53 points).

* At 45-18-6 (96 points), the Blue Jackets climbed within two points of the League-leading Capitals (45-17-8, 98 points). Columbus owns a 2-1-0 edge in their five-game season series (WSH: 1-1-1) and will face Washington on March 23 and April 2.

* Bobrovsky extended his personal win streak to six games (1.17 GAA, .962 SV%, 3 SO) and registered his League-leading 38th victory of the season.

Zach Werenski scored his 11th goal of 2016-17 to move within one of the franchise record for most in a season by a defenseman, set by Bryan Berard (12 in 2005-06).

MAPLE LEAFS BLANK LIGHTNING, RECLAIM FINAL WILD CARD SPOT
Toronto scored five unanswered goals – including two in a span of 10 seconds – and Frederik Andersen (33 saves) registered his career-high fourth shutout of the season as the Maple Leafs improved to 32-23-14 (78 points) and reclaimed sole possession of the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.

William Nylander collected an assist to extend his point streak to six games (1-5—6) and become the third Maple Leafs rookie to reach the 50-point mark this season (18-32—50), joining Auston Matthews (31-24—55) and Mitchell Marner (17-28—55).

* Elias notes that the Maple Leafs became the first team to have three rookies reach the 50-point mark in a season since the Winnipeg Jets in 1992-93, when Teemu Selanne (76-56—132), Alexei Zhamnov (25-47—72) and Keith Tkachuk (28-23—51) each did so.

CENTRAL DIVISION CONTENDERS POST VICTORIES
Three of the Central Division’s top four teams posted victories on Thursday:

Scott Darling (33 saves) extended his personal win streak to five games (1.21 GAA, .963 SV%) to help the Blackhawks (45-20-5, 95 points) open a three-point lead atop the Central Division and Western Conference standings.

Viktor Arvidsson scored the first overtime goal of his NHL career to power the Predators (35-24-11, 81 points) to their third consecutive win, maintaining their hold on third place in the Central Division.

Vladimir Tarasenko (2-0—2) scored his 33rd and 34th goals of 2016-17 to move into third in the NHL this season and help the Blues (37-28-5, 79 points) pick up their sixth win in their last seven outings, reinforcing their grip on the final Wild Card position in the Western Conference.

LOOSE PUCKS
Kings forward Jarome Iginla scored the 99th game-winning goal of his NHL career to pass Bobby Hull, Guy Lafleur and Patrick Marleau (98) for seventh on the all-time list . . . Bruins forward Brad Marchand (1-2—3) scored his League-leading 37th goal of 2016-17 to match his single-season career high from 2015-16 . . . Kings forward Dustin Brown collected two assists to eclipse the 500-point milestone (229-272—501) . . . David Pastrnak (6-9—15 in 11 GP), James Neal (3-2—5 in 5 GP) and Elias Lindholm (1-4—5 in 5 GP) extended point streaks . . . Marian Hossa (1,300), Ryan Suter (900), Tyler Bozak (500) and Pekka Rinne (500) appeared in milestone games . . . The Devils donned their vintage red and green jerseys . . . The Lightning honored former forward Brian Boyle in his return to Tampa Bay . . . Outfielder A.J. Pollock of the MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks dropped the ceremonial puck at Gila River Arena . . .The Blue Jackets honored play-by-play announcer Jeff Rimer for recently broadcasting his 2,000th career NHL game . . . The Royal Canadian Mint is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup by producing a limited-edition commemorative quarter.

 

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NHL Morning Skate Report for Thursday, March 16, 2017

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
PHILADELPHIA 4, Pittsburgh 0
Boston 5, CALGARY 2
COLORADO 3, Detroit 1
ANAHEIM 2, St. Louis 1

MARCHAND, PASTRNAK HELP BRUINS END FLAMES’ STREAK
Brad Marchand (1-1—2) scored his 36th goal of the season to take over the League lead and power the Bruins to their fourth straight victory, halting Calgary’s franchise-record-tying win streak at 10 games.

* The Bruins (38-26-6, 82 points) improved to 12-3-0 in their last 15 contests to move within three points of the Senators (39-22-7, 85 points) for second place in the Atlantic Division. Ottawa holds a 2-0-0 edge in the season series (BOS: 0-2-0), though the teams meet twice more this season: March 21 and April 6, both at BOS.

* Marchand (36-40—76) – who has seven goals in his last five games – moved into a tie with Patrick Kane (31-45—76) and Connor McDavid (24-52—76) in the Art Ross Trophy race. His 36 goals place him one ahead of Sidney Crosby (35) in the push for the “Rocket” Richard Trophy and within one of equaling a career high established in 2015-16.

David Pastrnak scored twice to reach the 30-goal mark for the first time and extend his career-high point streak to 10 games (5-9—14). Elias notes that Pastrnak is the first Bruins player with a point in 10 straight team games since Patrice Bergeron had a 12-game streak from March 17 – April 8, 2014 (10-6—16).

DUCKS, FLYERS RIDE STRONG GOALTENDING TO KEY WINS
The Ducks and Flyers were backstopped to key wins via strong performances from their netminders:

Jonathan Bernier (26 saves) earned his fourth straight victory and Rickard Rakell scored his 30th goal of the season as the Ducks improved to 4-1-0 in their last five contests and 6-1-0 in their last seven games at Honda Center. Anaheim (37-23-10, 84 points) established a two-point lead over Calgary (39-27-4, 82 points) for second place in the Pacific Division. Rakell reached the 30-goal mark in his 59th game of the season, one more goal than his total from his first 165 career contests.

Steve Mason (23 saves) earned his third shutout of the season to help the Flyers (32-29-8, 72 points) snap a three-game slide and move back within five points of the idle Islanders (33-25-11, 77 points) for the second Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. Wayne Simmonds netted the 200th goal of his NHL career to move within one tally of reaching 30 goals for a second time (2015-16: 32 in 81 GP); he shares the League lead with 15 power-play goals this season (tying a career high set in 2013-14).

LOOSE PUCKS
The League issued a statement regarding Wednesday’s decision by the U.S. District Court regarding the suspension of Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman . . . Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron hit the 30-assist plateau for the 10th time in his career. Elias notes that only three other Bruins players have recorded at least that many 30-assist seasons: Ray Bourque (19), Johnny Bucyk (17) and Rick Middleton (10) . . . Flames forward Matt Stajan (0-1—1) recorded the 400th point of his NHL career . . . Avalanche forward J.T. Compher recorded his first NHL goal (8 GP), while teammate Anton Lindholm made his NHL debut . . . ICYMI: Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr, 45, issued a workout challenge to fans on Facebook . . . Members of the 100 Greatest NHL Players gathered in Ottawa to help start the celebration of 125 years of the Stanley Cup.

Photo via Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photography

SNEAK PEEK AT THURSDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Philadelphia @ New Jersey, 7 p.m., TVAS, MSG+, CSN-PH
Winnipeg @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m., MSG+ 2, TSN3
Nashville @ Washington, 7 p.m., NHLN-US, CSN-DC, FS-TN
Minnesota @ Carolina, 7 p.m., FS-CR, FS-N, FS-WI
Florida @ Columbus, 7 p.m., TVAS, FS-O, FS-F
Chicago @ Ottawa, 7:30 p.m., TSN5, RDS, CSN-CH
Toronto @ Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m., SUN, SNO
Boston @ Edmonton, 9 p.m., SNW, NESN
Dallas @ Vancouver, 10 p.m., SNP, FS-SW
Detroit @ Arizona, 10 p.m., FS-A, FS-D
Buffalo @ Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m., FS-W, MSG-B
St. Louis @ San Jose, 10:30 p.m., CSN-CA, FS-MW
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ART ROSS CONTENDERS FACE OFF IN EDMONTON
Forwards Connor McDavid (24-52—76) and Brad Marchand (36-40—76) – who are tied for first in NHL scoring with Patrick Kane (31-45—76) – continue their pursuit of the Art Ross Trophy when the Oilers (36-24-9, 81 points) and Bruins (38-26-6, 82 points) meet in Edmonton. Marchand collected 1-1—2 last night to take sole possession of the League lead in goals and help Boston secure a fourth straight win. McDavid, meanwhile, needs four points to become the third Oilers player to reach 80 points in the past 20 years.

WILD CARD RACES INTENSIFY IN BOTH CONFERENCES
Several teams – both inside and outside the playoff picture – take to the ice in hopes of improving their position:

* In the East, the Lightning (34-26-9, 77 points) host the Maple Leafs (31-23-14, 76 points) as both clubs look to overtake the Islanders (33-25-11, 77 points) – who host the Jets (30-33-7, 67 points) – for the second Eastern Conference Wild Card spot. Toronto is 3-1-0 in its last four contests, while Tampa Bay has earned a point in six straight games (5-0-1).

* In the West, the Kings (33-29-7, 73 points) host the Sabres (28-30-12, 68 points) looking to reel in the Blues (36-28-5, 77 points), who continue a five-game road trip against the Pacific Division-leading Sharks (42-20-7, 91 points). Los Angeles sits four points back of St. Louis for the second and final Wild Card spot.

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NHL Morning Skate Report for Tuesday, March 14, 2017

MONDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
Tampa Bay 3, NY RANGERS 2
Columbus 5, PHILADELPHIA 3
Carolina 8, NY ISLANDERS 4
NASHVILLE 5, Winnipeg 4 (OT)
CALGARY 4, Pittsburgh 3 (SO)
Boston 6, VANCOUVER 3
ARIZONA 1, Colorado 0
St. Louis 3, LOS ANGELES 1

FLAMES MATCH FRANCHISE RECORD WITH 10TH STRAIGHT VICTORY
Kris Versteeg (0-2—2) scored the decisive shootout marker to help the Flames edge the Penguins and extend their win and point streaks to 10 and 12 games (11-0-1), respectively. Calgary equaled the longest single-season win streak in franchise history – a mark set as the Atlanta Flames from Oct. 14 – Nov. 3, 1978 – and moved within one game of equaling the longest point streak in club history, trailing only a 13-game run from Nov. 10 – Dec. 8, 1988.

* At 39-26-4 (82 points), Calgary moved into a tie – in terms of points – with Anaheim (36-23-10, 82 points) for second place in the Pacific Division.

* Calgary became the fourth team to earn a win streak of 10+ games this season, joining Columbus (16-0-0), Minnesota (12-0-0) and Philadelphia (10-0-0). Elias notes that it marks the first season in NHL history in which four teams earned win streaks of 10 games or more – 2015-16 is the only other campaign with three such runs.

Brian Elliott (32 saves) earned his ninth consecutive win and improved to 13-1-1 in his last 15 decisions dating to Jan. 26 (1.93 GAA, .934 SV%, 2 SO).

BLUE JACKETS SET FRANCHISE RECORDS WITH WIN
Zach Werenski (1-1—2) scored the first of three unanswered goals by Columbus and Brandon Dubinsky netted the winning goal in the third period to help the Blue Jackets (44-18-6, 94 points) establish franchise records for wins and points in a season.

* Columbus moved within one point of two Metropolitan Division rivals – the Capitals (44-17-7, 95 points) and Penguins (43-16-9, 95 points) – for the top spot in the League.

Sergei Bobrovsky (23 saves) earned his fifth straight victory and League-leading 37th win of the season, while Cam Atkinson scored his 31st and 32nd goals of 2016-17 to extend career highs for goals and points (32-27—59).

CLUBS EARN KEY WINS IN PLAYOFF PUSH . . .
The Bruins, Lightning, Predators and Blues all earned victories to gain valuable points in their respective playoff races.

Brad Marchand (3-1—4) recorded a hat trick in the third period – including a highlight-reel game-winner – to lead the Bruins to their 11th win in their past 14 games. At 36-26-6 (80 points), Boston moved within four points of Ottawa (39-22-6, 84 points) for the second spot in the Atlantic Division. Marchand’s second NHL hat trick propelled him into ties with Sidney Crosby for first in the League in goals (35) and second in points (74) behind Connor McDavid (23-52—75).

Brayden Point (2-0—2) celebrated his 21st birthday by recording the first multi-goal game and game-winning goal of his career as Tampa Bay (33-26-9, 75 points) improved to 6-1-1 in its last eight games. The Lightning moved within a point of the idle Maple Leafs (31-22-14, 76 points) for the second Wild Card position in the Eastern Conference.

* Five different Predators scored – including James Neal who netted the overtime winner – as Nashville (34-24-11, 79 points) maintained a two-point lead over St. Louis (36-27-5, 77 points) for the third position in the Central Division. Neal (20-17—37) has hit the 20-goal plateau in each of his nine NHL seasons.

Jake Allen made 38 saves to power the Blues to their fifth straight victory as St. Louis increased their lead for the final Western Conference Wild Card spot to five points over the Kings (33-29-6, 72 points). Allen has won each of his last four starts and tied his career-high of 26, set in 2015-16.

. . . HURRICANES STORM INTO BROOKLYN AS SPOILERS
Jaccob Slavin (3-1—4) recorded his first career hat trick and four-point game as the Hurricanes (28-27-11, 67 points) stalled the Islanders’ (32-25-11, 75 points) playoff push and halted New York’s home point streak at 11 games (9-0-2).

* Per Elias, Slavin – who entered the contest with 4-40—44 in 128 career games – became the first Hurricanes defenseman to record a hat trick since Joe Corvo on March 16, 2008 vs. OTT.

LOOSE PUCKS
Mike Smith (22 saves) earned his 22nd shutout as a member of the Coyotes to establish a new franchise record . . . Bruins forward David Pastrnak (3-9—12 in 9 GP) and Blue Jackets forward Sam Gagner (4-4—8 in 6 GP) each extended point streaks . . . Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller played in his 700th NHL game . . . Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov tallied two assists to boost his totals to 10-10—20 in his last 10 games . . . The League launched the Greener Rinks initiative as a focal point of its NHL Green Week activities . . . Sharks forward Joe Pavelski, Ducks goaltender Jonathan Bernier and Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson were named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending March 12 . . . Renowned Canadian artist Tony Harris unveiled portraits of Mark Messier and Sidney Crosby as part of the NHL Centennial Celebration.

 

 

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NHL News: Loose Pucks; Flames going for franchise record 11th straight win; tonight’s games for Wednesday, March 15, 2017

LOOSE PUCKS
The Oilers (36-24-9, 81 points) matched a season high with seven goals to strengthen their grip on the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference and climb within a point of the Ducks (36-23-10, 82 points) for third place in the Pacific Division . . . Joe Pavelski (2-0—2) scored twice for the second straight game to guide the Pacific Division-leading Sharks (42-20-7, 91 points) to victory . . . Thomas Vanek registered a career-high four assists to help the Panthers snap a five-game slide (0-4-1) . . . Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (31 saves) improved to 6-0-1 in his last seven appearances dating to Feb. 27 (1.38 GAA, .958 SV%) . . . Toronto’s Mike Babcock coached his 1,100th career game as an NHL head coach . . . Sharks forward Joe Thornton (1-5—6) and Maple Leafs forward William Nylander (1-4—5) extended their point streaks to five games . . . Stars forward Jason Spezza (900) and Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (500) appeared in milestone games . . . Tuesday’s game between the Jets and Devils at Prudential Center was postponed due to the severe winter storm impacting the area. The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 28 . . . The Canadiens honored the CWHL’s Les Canadiennes de Montreal, who recently won the 2017 Clarkson Cup.

SNEAK PEEK AT WEDNESDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m., TVAS, BCSN
Boston @ Calgary, 9 p.m., SN, NESN
Detroit @ Colorado, 9:30 p.m., ALT, FS-D+
St. Louis @ Anaheim, 10 p.m., NBCSN, FS-MW
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FLAMES AIM TO SET FRANCHISE RECORD WITH 11TH STRAIGHT VICTORY
The Flames (39-26-4, 82 points) aim to secure their 11th straight victory and establish the longest single-season win streak in franchise history when they host the Bruins (37-26-6, 80 points) at Scotiabank Saddledome. With a victory, Calgary would eclipse their previous franchise benchmark from Oct. 14 – Nov. 3, 1978 (10-0-0) and reach the 40-win mark for the first time since 2014-15 (45-30-7, 97 points).

PENGUINS-FLYERS, BLUES-DUCKS FEATURED ON NBCSN DOUBLEHEADER
Two of tonight’s four games are featured on NBCSN with the Penguins (43-16-9, 95 points) visiting the Flyers (31-29-8, 70 points) at Wells Fargo Center and the Ducks (36-23-10, 82 points) hosting the Blues (36-27-5, 77 points) at Honda Center:

* Pittsburgh enters the contest with points in six consecutive games (5-0-1) and can move back into a tie with Washington for the most points in the NHL with a win. Philadelphia, meanwhile, looks to snap a three-game slide (0-3-0) and inch closer to the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.

* Anaheim earned a 5-2 win over Washington in their last outing and looks to gain ground in the crowded Pacific Division, where positions 2-4 are separated by one point. St. Louis enters the contest on a five-game win streak and occupies the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference, two points back of Nashville (34-24-11, 79 points) for third place in the Central Division.

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