The Boston Bruins notched two shorthanded goals and two power-play goals in a 5-3 victory against the Detroit Red Wings. The Bruins have earned points in five consecutive games (4-0-1) and are 33-22-10 (76 points) this season. Boston occupies the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference and moved within six points of the idle Washington Capitals, who occupy the first wild-card spot with a record of 36-21-10 (82 points).
* Daniel Paille (2-0-2) scored on a shorthanded breakaway and added a second tally to post his first multi-goal performance since Dec. 14, 2011 (2-0-2). The first marker was Paille's first shorthanded goal of the season and the second marker was his first game-winning goal of the season.
* Brad Marchand (1-0-1) opened the scoring on a shorthanded breakaway with his 22nd goal of the season and has scored in a season-high four consecutive games (5-1-6). Marchand's four-game goal streak also matched a career-high; he scored in four straight games from Jan. 14-20, 2014 (6-1-7) in the midst of a six-game point streak (7-5-12). Marchand's tally was his team-leading second shorthanded goal of the season and the 15th of his career, allowed him to break a tie with Ray Bourque and David Reid for sole possession of sixth on the Bruins' all-time shorthanded goals list.
* Loui Eriksson (1-0-1) scored his 16th goal of the season on a power-play and extended his point streak to three games (2-1-3). The marker also stood as the fifth power-play goal of the season for Eriksson, who is tied for the team-lead in the category. David Pastrnak (1-0-1) scored his eighth goal of the season on a power-play. The marker was the second power-play goal of the season for Pastrnak.
* Niklas Svedberg made a career-high 36 saves on a career-high 39 shots to win his third consecutive decision. Svedberg is 7-5-0 this season with a 2.43 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage.
... WHILE SENATORS, DEVILS EARN WINS TO KEEP PACE IN EASTERN CONFERENCE STANDINGS
The Ottawa Senators earned a 5-4 shootout win against the Calgary Flames and the New Jersey Devils earned a 5-2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers. They moved within five and 10 points of the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference standings, respectively.
* After their 4-0 lead disappeared in the third period, Erik Karlsson netted the shootout-winner to power the Senators. Ottawa has earned points in nine straight games (8-0-1) and is 30-23-11 (71 points) overall this season.
* According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the most-recent time Ottawa earned points in nine or more consecutive games was when it also posted a record of 8-0-1 through nine games from Dec. 30, 2011-Jan. 14, 2012.
* Milan Michalek (1-0-1) scored his 12th goal of the season and extended his point streak to three games (1-3-4), which matched a season-high.
* In his first game since Jan. 21, Craig Anderson made 42 saves through 65 minutes and additionally stopped four of six shooters in the shootout. He is 14-11-7 this season with a 2.42 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage. Anderson also earned his first shootout win of the season.
* Adam Henrique (2-0-2) recorded his first multi-goal game of the season to propel the Devils. New Jersey has earned points in eight of its past 10 games (7-2-1) and is 28-28-10 (66 points) overall this season.
* Steve Bernier (0-3-3) recorded the first three-assist game of his career.
* Stephen Gionta (1-1-2) scored his fourth goal and added his seventh assist to post his second multi-point performance of the season.
* Andy Greene (0-2-2) recorded his first multi-assist game of the season and extended his season-high point streak to four games (1-4-5).
* Scott Gomez (0-2-2) posted his fifth multi-assist performance of the season. The performance brought Gomez's career assist total with the Devils to 355, allowing him to leapfrog John MacLean for sole possession of third on the Devils' all-time assists list. Gomez also reached 476 points with the Devils (121-355-476), allowing him to tie Scott Niedermayer for fourth on New Jersey's all-time points list.
* Eric Gelinas (1-0-1) scored his sixth goal of the season on a power-play. The tally was also the third power-play goal and the second game-winning goal of the season for Gelinas.
* Jacob Josefson (1-0-1) scored his fourth goal of the season while shorthanded. Josefson leads the Devils in shorthanded goals; three of his four goals this season have been scored on the penalty kill.
* Keith Kinkaid made 25 saves and is 4-4-3 this season with a 2.54 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage.
LINDHOLM’S CAREER AFTERNOON HELPS CAROLINA RALLY PAST EDMONTON
The Carolina Hurricanes scored six consecutive goals to overcome a three-goal deficit and Elias Lindholm (3-2-5) recorded the first hat trick of his career to power Carolina Hurricanes to a 7-4 win against the Edmonton Oilers. The seven goals were a season-high for the Hurricanes.
* According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the most-recent time the Hurricanes rallied from a three-goal deficit was on Dec. 31, 2013 in a 5-4 regulation victory against the Montreal Canadiens. Elias also says the Hurricanes hadn't scored six consecutive goals in a game since April 8, 2011 when they defeated the Atlanta Thrashers by a score of 6-1.
* According to the Elias Sports Bureau, at 20 years, 96 days old, Lindholm is the youngest Carolina player to record a hat trick since the franchise relocated to Raleigh. Lindholm is the fourth-youngest player in Hurricanes history to record a hat trick. Ron Francis recorded a hat trick on March 6, 1983 at 20 years, 5 days old versus the Quebec Nordiques, Jody Hull recorded a hat trick on Feb. 26, 1989 at 20 years, 24 days old versus the Pittsburgh Penguins and Sylvain Turgeon recorded a hat trick on March 3, 1985 at 20 years, 45 days old against the Vancouver Canucks.
* Lindholm had two assists to post the first five-point performance of his career. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Lindholm is the youngest Carolina player to record a five-point game since it relocated to Raleigh. Ron Francis was the only younger player in Hurricanes history to accomplish the same feat; he posted five assists (0-5-5) on Oct. 16, 1982 at 19 years, 229 days old versus the Vancouver Canucks.
* Edmonton forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (3-1-4) recorded a hat trick. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the most-recent time two hat tricks were recorded in a game by players on opposing teams was Jan. 18, 2014 in a game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the San Jose Sharks. Martin St. Louis of the Lightning scored four goals and Joe Pavelski of the Sharks had three goals.
* Eric Staal (0-4-4) recorded his first four-assist game of the season, which matched a career-high; he also accomplished the feat against Edmonton on Nov. 9, 2010 where he had four helpers in a 7-1 win.
* Jeff Skinner (2-0-2) scored two power-play goals to record his first multi-goal game of the season. Skinner's second marker also stood as his second game-winning goal of the season.
* Victor Rask (0-2-2) recorded his second multi-assist game of the season.
* Cam Ward made 16 saves and is 18-20-4 with a 2.47 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. Ward has won five of his past six decisions (5-1-0).
* Alexander Semin (1-0-1) sparked the Carolina rally by scoring a highlight reel no-look goal from his stomach.
Boston forward Ryan Spooner (0-1-1) extended his career-high point streak to five games (1-4-5). ... Boston forward Patrice Bergeron (0-1-1) extended his point streak to four games (1-4-5). ... Detroit forward Pavel Datsyuk (0-2-2) recorded his fourth multi-assist game of the season. ... Carolina forward Patrick Dwyer skated in the 400th game of his NHL career. ... Edmonton forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (3-1-4) recorded the second hat trick of his career. In addition, Nugent-Hopkins added his 24th assist to post his first four-point performance of the season. ... Edmonton forward Jordan Eberle (1-2-3) recorded his second three-point game the season. ... Edmonton goaltender Richard Bachman made a season-high 28 saves on a season-high 34 shots in his first start of the season. ... Philadelphia forward Ryan White (1-1-2) recorded his first multi-point game of the season. ... Philadelphia forward Michael Raffl (1-0-1) scored the first shorthanded goal of his career. ... Colorado forward Ryan O’Reilly (0-1-1) extended his point streak to three games (0-3-3). ... Minnesota defenseman Jonas Brodin (0-2-2) recorded the first multi-assist game of his career. ... Ottawa forward Mika Zibanejad (0-1-1) extended his career-high point streak to seven games (3-4-7). ... Ottawa forward Mark Stone (0-1-1) extended his point streak to three games (1-3-4). ... Ottawa forward David Legwand (0-1-1) recorded the 600th point of his career. ... Calgary defenseman Kris Russell (2-0-2) recorded his second career multi-goal game and extended his point streak to three games (2-3-5). ... Calgary forward Jiri Hudler (0-2-2) posted his ninth multi-assist performance of the season and extended his point streak to four games (4-4-8). Hudler's streak consists of a career-high four consecutive multi-point games. ... Calgary forward Mikael Backlund (1-0-1) extended his point streak to five games (2-3-5), which tied his career-high set from Jan. 7-17 (4-3-7). ... Calgary forward Sean Monahan (0-1-1) extended his point streak to four games (3-2-5). ... Calgary forward Johnny Gaudreau (0-1-1) extended his point streak to four games (1-3-4), which matched a season-high. ... Calgary forward Matt Stajan (0-1-1) extended his season-high point streak to three games (2-1-3). ... Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello (0-1-1) extended his point streak to three games (0-4-4). ... Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford made 35 saves. ... The game Sunday was the 12th annual Military Appreciation Game for the Carolina Hurricanes. As part of the event, the Hurricanes wore special camouflage jerseys during warm-ups.
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