Don't ignore the Ducks!

Ducks 9, Canucks 1

* Ducks: have won 18 of their past 19 games (FROM ELIAS: join 1967-68 Canadiens as only teams in NHL history to win 18 games in a 19-game stretch)

* Ducks: 20-0-2 at home (FROM ELIAS: 6th team in NHL history to earn a point in at least 22 home games to start a season)

* Ducks: franchise-record 9 goals

* Nick Bonino (ANA): 2nd career multi-goal game; 15 goals in 49 games this season (11 goals in 112 career games entering this season)

Penguins 4, Capitals 3

* Sidney Crosby (PIT): assist; extends HOME point streak to 17 games (point in 22 of 23 HOME games this season)

* Penguins: won 13 straight HOME games

* Alex Ovechkin (WSH): goal; leads NHL with 34 goals this season

* Capitals: lost 4 straight ROAD games at Penguins

Sidney Crosby vs Alex Ovechkin

Regular Season Head-To-Head Totals

Crosby Ovechkin

Wins 18 9

Goals 15 18

Assists 31 15

>>Ovechkin: 1 goal; Crosby: 1 assist tonight

FROM ELIAS: Rookie defenseman Olli Maatta's tiebreaking goal with 1:54 remaining in the third period was the game-winner for the Penguins’ in their 4–3 victory over the Capitals. He's only the second rookie defenseman in Penguins history to score a go-ahead goal in the last two minutes of the third period. The first was Jean-Guy Lagace in a game against the Sabres on March 24, 1973 (his first NHL goal). Maata, who also registered an assist on Pittsburgh’s second goal, has recorded points in 13 games in his first season in the NHL and the Penguins have won every one of those 13 games.