NHL BRIEF – OCT. 25, 2016: Canadiens Win Fourth Straight

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MONTREAL, QC – OCTOBER 24: Phillip Danault #24 of the Montreal Canadiens takes a shot on goal Steve Mason #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL game at the Bell Centre on October 24, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

Welcome to the “NHL Brief,” a daily collection of the latest news and notes from around the League.

MONDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps
MONTREAL 3, Philadelphia 1
Calgary 3, CHICAGO 2 (SO)

NEW ADDITIONS LEAD THE WAY

* Alexander Radulov (1-2—3) matched a career high with three points and Shea Weber posted 1-1—2 to help the Canadiens win their fourth straight game. Radulov, who signed as a free agent on July 1, earned three points in an NHL game for the first time since Jan. 21, 2008 (w/ NSH). Weber, acquired in an offseason trade with the Predators, has at least one point in five of his first six games with the Canadiens (2-5—7). Montreal, who began the 2015-16 campaign with a franchise-record nine straight wins, sits atop the NHL standings with 11 points this season (5-0-1).

* Brian Elliott made 31 saves and stopped all seven shootout attempts he faced, while Kris Versteeg netted the decisive marker to lead the Flames past the Blackhawks. Elliott, who was acquired on June 24 from St. Louis, picked up his first win with Calgary. Versteeg, a free agent signing on Oct. 11, scored his third career game-deciding goal; his other such tallies came with the Blackhawks, with whom he won the Stanley Cup in 2010 and 2015.

LOOSE PUCKS

Blackhawks forward Artem Anisimov (4-5—9) and Flyers captain Claude Giroux (0-7—7) each picked up an assist to extend their point streaks to five games . . . Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot, Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov and Red Wings defenseman Mike Green were named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Oct. 23 . . . ICYMI: Nine-year-old Brandon Otte dropped the puck in Chicago as part of the Blackhawks’ Hockey Fights Cancer night.

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 24:  Brandon Otte participates in the ceremonial puck drop with captians Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames and Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks  during Hockey Fights Cancer awareness night at the United Center on October 24, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 24: Brandon Otte participates in the ceremonial puck drop with captians Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames and Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks during Hockey Fights Cancer awareness night at the United Center on October 24, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images)

SNEAK PEEK AT TUESDAY’S ACTION

All Times Eastern
Florida @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., ROOT, FS-F
Minnesota @ Boston, 7 p.m., NESN, FS-N, FS-WI
Arizona @ New Jersey, 7 p.m., MSG+, FS-A
Buffalo @ Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN, CSN-PH
Carolina @ Detroit, 7:30 p.m., FS-D, FS-CR
Tampa Bay @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m., TVAS, SN1, SUN
Calgary @ St. Louis, 8 p.m., FS-MW, SNF
Winnipeg @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m., FS-SW, TSN3
Ottawa @ Vancouver, 10 p.m., SNV, RDS2, TSN5
Anaheim @ San Jose, 10 p.m., NBCSN
Columbus @ Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m., FS-W, FS-O
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DUCKS, SHARKS HIGHLIGHT NATIONAL DOUBLE-HEADER IN U.S.

California rivals Anaheim and San Jose face off for the first time this season when they meet at SAP Center on the back end of a double-header on NBCSN.

The Ducks have won each of the last three meetings between the teams, including consecutive 1-0 victories on Nov. 7 and Dec. 4, 2015.

The Sharks are led by Brent Burns, whose nine points (3-6—9) give him a share of the League lead, while the Ducks counter with captain Ryan Getzlaf, who tallied 0-3—3 on Sunday vs. VAN and paces all players with seven assists this season (tied w/ Claude Giroux).

In the opening contest, the Sabres round out a four-game road trip against the Flyers.

HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER NIGHTS

The Penguins, Bruins and Kings all host their Hockey Fights Cancer nights tonight. Click on the respective links for more information regarding each team’s events.

* Click here for complete details on the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.

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Source: NHL Public Relations

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