Morning jam: Meanwhile, in action Wednesday

Canadiens 5, Bruins 4 (SO)

* Canadiens: 6-1-0 in last 7 road games

* Michael Ryder (MON): 4 goals in last 4 games (had 4 goals in previous 20 games)

* Bruins; 1st home loss since 3/3 (had won 5 straight)

* Tyler Seguin (BOS): 3 goals, 4 assists vs Canadiens this season (3 games)

FROM ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Patrice Bergeron became the first Bruins player to record four points in one game this season when he scored one goal and assisted on three others in Boston’s shootout loss to the Canadiens. Bergeron, who leads the league in faceoff win percentage this year, also set an NHL single-game season high by winning 23 draws on Wednesday night. He’s the first NHL player to score at least four points in a game in which he won more than 20 faceoffs since April 11, 2006, when Mats Sundin tallied six points (four goals, two assists) and won 27 faceoffs in a 6–5 Maple Leafs overtime win against the Florida Panthers.

FROM ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: The Canadiens’ 6–5 shootout win over the Bruins on Wednesday was the seventh straight Montreal–Boston game decided by a one-goal margin. (Boston won the first five of those seven games and the Canadiens have won the last two.) That equals the longest previous streak of consecutive one-goal or tie regular-season games in the history of the Montreal–Boston rivalry, which dates back to 1924. The Canadiens and Bruins also played seven straight one-goal or tie games from October 2003 to October 2005

Sharks 4, Ducks 0

* Tommy Wingels (SJ): goal, 2 assists (1st career 3-point game)

* Sharks: earned point in 7 straight home games (4-0-3)

* Antti Niemi (SJ): 22 saves (21st career shutout, tied for 4th-most in NHL since rookie season in 2009-10)

* Ducks: lost 4 straight games (outscored 16-5)

Wild 4, Coyotes 3 OT

* Wild: won 7 straight games

* Zach Parise (MIN): 3 goals, 3 assists (4-game point streak)

* Coyotes: 0-6-1 last 7 games

* Coyotes: 1st regulation loss in Minnesota since 1/13/2009 (6 games)

FROM ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Mikko Koivu scored the third overtime goal of his NHL career to earn the Wild a 4–3 win against the Coyotes and extend Minnesota’s winning streak to seven games. Mikko’s brother, Saku, has scored nine OT goals. The Koivu siblings’ total of 12 regular-season overtime goals is the second-highest among active NHL brother duos, behind the Sedin twins with 14 (Daniel 10, Henrik 4).

Flames 4, Avalanche 3

* Flames: won 8 straight home games

* Jarome Iginla (Flames) scratched: consecutive games streak ends at 441 (missed game for 1st time since April, 2007)

* Michael Cammalleri (Flames): snaps 8-game goal-scoring drought with 2 goals