Morning jam: Ho-hum, Hawks' streak alive

Blackhawks 3, Blues 0

* Blackhawks: 20th consecutive game with at least a point to start season, extending NHL Record

* Blackhawks: won 7 straight games (allowing 9 total goals)

* Jonathan Toews (CHI): 2 Goals (9), 8 of his 9 goals have come on the road this season

* FROM ELIAS: Jonathan Toews scored two goals in the Blackhawks’ 3–0 win at St. Louis. Toews’ first goal, at the 12-second mark of the first period, was the earliest game-winning goal in Chicago franchise history, six seconds faster than the previous team record, 18 seconds by Bernie Nicholls in a 3–0 victory against the Bruins on Feb. 15, 1996. Before Thursday, it had been seven years since a game-winning goal came no more than 12 seconds after the opening faceoff of an NHL game. That was Ruslan Fedotenko’s goal 11 seconds into Tampa Bay’s 5–0 win over Washington on Feb. 4, 2006.


Longest Point Streaks To Start Season in NHL History

2012-13 Blackhawks 20 (active streak)

2006-07 Ducks<< 16

1984-85 Oilers<< 15

1943-44 Canadiens<< 14

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Most Consecutive Games With A Point in NHL History

1979-80 Flyers 35

1977-78 Canadiens 28

'11-12/'12-13 Blackhawks 26 (active streak)

1975-76 Flyers 23

1940-41 Bruins 23

Red Wings 2 Sharks 1 (SO)

* Red Wings: 3rd win in last 4 games

* Jonas Gustavsson (DET): 25 saves (first win since March 3, 2012)

* Sharks: 6 of their past 7 home games (3-1-3) have gone to a shootout

Oilers 5, Stars 1

* Oilers: end 6-game losing streak vs Stars

* Oilers: 3-game point streak (2-0-1)

* Jaromir Jagr (DAL): Goal (6); Stars had been 4-0-0 in previous games in which Jagr scored goal

Avalanche 5, Flames 4

* Avalanche: 2-0-0 vs Flames this season

* Avalanche: 3rd straight home win

* Flames: 1-3-1 in last 5 road games

* Gabriel Landeskog (COL): G, 2 A; 1st 3-point game of his career

* FROM ELIAS: Gabriel Landeskog, who entered play on Thursday with a total of two points in seven games this season (one goal, one assist), scored one goal and assisted on two others in Colorado’s 5–4 win over the Flames. It was the first three-point game in the NHL for Landeskog, who won the Calder Trophy as the league’s top rookie last season and tied Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for the rookie scoring lead with 52 points. Landeskog had 12 multiple-point games last season, second-most among rookies (New Jersey’s Adam Henrique had 14), but they were all two-point games.

Wild 4, Coyotes 3

* Wild: won 4 of 5 overall

* Coyotes: fall to 3-1-1 in last 5 games vs Wild

* Dany Heatley (Wild): 1st multi-goal game since his 1st game of season on January 19

* Niklas Backstrom (Wild): 25 saves, 4-1-1 in last 6 appearances

Jets 3, Devils 1

* Jets: end 4-game home losing streak

* Evander Kane (WPG): 8-game point streak ended

* Devils: lost 3 straight (outscored 12-4)

* FROM ELIAS: Andrew Ladd scored two goals in the Jets’ 3–1 win over the Devils and his first goal came only eight seconds after the opening faceoff. It was the quickest goal from the start of an NHL game this season and it matched the earliest goal in a game last season. The earliest scorer in a game last season was another Jets player, Kyle Wellwood, on Oct. 17, 2011 against Pittsburgh.

Sabres 4, Panthers 3 (SO)

* Sabres: 2nd win in last 6 games

* Nathan Gerbe (Sabres): 4th career multi-goal game

* Ryan Miller (Sabres): 40 saves (plus 2 saves in shootout); won 2 straight after losing 4 in row

* Sabres converted their only power play of game; were 1-34 on the road on the power play entering the day.

* FROM ELIAS: Ryan Miller, who made 40 saves in his 4–3 shootout win at Carolina, has won the last nine regular-season road games in which he faced 40 or more shots on goal, a winning streak that dates back to October 2009. Miller is 14–1–4 in the last 19 games in which he faced 40 or more shots, home or road (since February 2009).

Bruins 2, Senators 1 (F/OT)

* Bruins: Have won 5 straight games

* Bruins: Have won 5 of their past 6 home games against the Senators

* Bruins: 9-0-0 when they score first

* Senators: Loss snaps 5 game winning streak

Hurricanes 4, Penguins 1

* Penguins: lost 2nd straight game

* Hurricanes: 2nd win in last 6 games

* Jiri Tlusty (Hurricanes): 8th career multi-goal game, 4th this season

* Cam Ward (Hurricanes): 26 saves; had lost 3 of last 4 appearances entering day

Rangers 4, Lightning 1

* Rangers: 3-0 vs Lightning this season, 4-0-2 in last 6 games vs Lightning

* Rangers: snap 4-game winless streak (were 0-3-1)

* Carl Hagelin (Rangers): goal; 4 goals and 2 assists in 3 games vs Lightning this season

* Rick Nash (Rangers): goal and assist in 1st game since February 17 (rangers were 0-3-1 in the 4 games with him out); career-high 12 shots on goal

Maple Leafs 5, Islanders 4 (OT)

* Maple Leafs: Nazem Kadri first career hat trick (6,7,8) (73rd career NHL game)

* Maple Leafs: Dion Phaneuf scored the OT game winner; 5th career OT goal

* Maple Leafs: James van Reimsdyk: 12th goal of season; entered night tied for 6th in NHL in goals

* Islanders: fall to 2-8-1 at home (worst home record in NHL)

* FROM ELIAS: Nazem Kadri notched the first hat trick of his NHL career – in fact, his first multiple-goal game – when he scored three goals for the Maple Leafs in their 5–4 overtime win on Long Island. The 22-year-old Kadri is only the third player in the last 21 seasons to record a hat trick for Toronto before his 23rd birthday. The other Maple Leafs to do that since 1991 were Nik Antropov on Dec. 20, 1999 at Florida (age 19) and Alexander Steen on Jan. 4, 2007, at Boston (age 22).

* FROM ELIAS: There were nine goals scored in the Maple Leafs–Islanders game but not a single penalty was enforced in Toronto’s 5–4 overtime victory. (Full disclosure: There was a penalty shot called in the game – which Michael Grabner missed – and a delayed penalty wiped out by a goal.) It was the first penalty-free game in the NHL since Edmonton played at Toronto on February 6 last year but only the fifth such game in the last 32 seasons!