NHL BRIEF – NOV 2, 2016: Oilers Lose Second Consecutive Game, Lundqvist Earns 60th Career Shutout

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TORONTO, ON – NOVEMBER 1: Nazem Kadri #43 of the Toronto Maple Leafs splits between Connor McDavid #97 and Cam Talbot #33 of the Edmonton Oilers to score the overtime winning goal in an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on November 1, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Leafs defeated the Oilers 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

TUESDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps
NY RANGERS 5, St. Louis 0
COLUMBUS 3, Dallas 2 (OT)
Tampa Bay 6, NY ISLANDERS 1
TORONTO 3, Edmonton 2 (OT)
OTTAWA 2, Carolina 1 (OT)
Boston 2, FLORIDA 1
Buffalo 2, MINNESOTA 1
Washington 3, WINNIPEG 2
CHICAGO 5, Calgary 1
Nashville 5, COLORADO 1
ARIZONA 3, San Jose 2
Anaheim 4, LOS ANGELES 0

RANGERS OFFENSE BOOSTS LUNDQVIST IN MILESTONE SHUTOUT

Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 35 shots he faced to record his 60th career shutout and rookie Jimmy Vesey (1-2—3) led a high-powered Rangers offense that has produced 11 goals over their past two games, both wins (also 6-1 W vs. TBL on Oct. 30).

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers enter the game against the St. Louis Blues at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 01: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers enter the game against the St. Louis Blues at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

* Lundqvist, who has spent his entire career with the Rangers, is the all-time franchise leader in wins (379) and shutouts. He became just the seventh goaltender in NHL history to record 60 or more shutouts with the same franchise.

Most Shutouts With One Franchise, NHL History
Courtesy of Elias Sports

Martin Brodeur (NJD): 124
Terry Sawchuk (DET): 85
George Hainsworth (MTL): 75
Tony Esposito (CHI): 74
Alec Connell (OTT^): 64
Turk Broda (TOR): 62
Henrik Lundqvist (NYR): 60
^Ottawa Senators (1917-34)

HIGH-POWERED OFFENSE LEADS CLUBS TO CONVINCING WINS

The Blackhawks, Lightning, Ducks and Predators all rode big offensive performances to open the month of November with victories:

* The line of Patrick Kane (1-2—3), Artem Anisimov (1-1—2) and Artemi Panarin (1-1—2) combined for seven points to lead the Blackhawks to their third consecutive win and a 6-1-1 run since starting the season with a pair of losses. Anisimov, who leads the League in points (7-6—13) and goals (tied), extended his career-high point streak to eight games.

* The Lightning scored the opening six goals, led by 2-2—4 from Nikita Kucherov, to snap a three game losing skid (0-3-0). Kucherov matched his career high for points in a game, originally set just last week (1-3—4 on Oct. 25 at TOR) and is tied for second in League scoring (3-9—12 in 9 GP). Captain Steven Stamkos (1-1—2) scored his League-leading (tied) seventh goal of the season (7-5—12 in 10 GP).

* Rickard Rakell notched 1-2—3 while skating in his first game of the season to help the Ducks jump out to a 4-0 lead en route to a shutout victory over the rival Kings. Anaheim also received multi-point efforts from Ryan Kesler (1-1—2), Antoine Vermette (1-1—2) and Corey Perry (0-2—2). John Gibson made 30 saves to earn his first shutout of the season (seventh career).

* Craig Smith (2-0—2), Ryan Johansen (1-1—2), Filip Forsberg (0-2—2) and James Neal (0-2—2) all picked up multi-point nights to help the Predators snap a three-game losing streak (0-2-1).

OVERTIME THRILLERS

The Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets and Senators all secured overtime victories on Tuesday:

* On a night the hockey world was tuning in to see the first NHL meeting between Connor McDavid (22:46 TOI, 4 shots) and Auston Matthews (19:28 TOI, 6 shots) – the last two first overall picks in the NHL Draft – Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri stole the show with 2-0—2 including the overtime winner 12 seconds into the extra frame.

Per Elias, it marked the second-fastest overtime goal by a Maple Leafs player since regular-season overtime was reinstituted in 1983-84 (Mats Sundin: 0:06 on Dec. 30, 1995 at STL).

* Blue Jackets forward Sam Gagner tied the game with 16 seconds remaining in regulation and defenseman Seth Jones scored his second career overtime winner.

Per Elias, it marked the second time in franchise history Columbus scored a game-tying goal in the final 16 seconds of regulation and went on to win; Cam Atkinson tied the game at 19:52 of the third period in a 3-2 SO W vs. PHI on March 22.

* Kyle Turris scored his fifth career overtime goal, all with the Senators, to pass Daniel Alfredsson (4) into sole possession of second in franchise history, behind Mike Fisher (7).

LOOSE PUCKS

Legends Wayne Gretzky and Bobby Orr were on hand to watch Connor McDavid face Auston Matthews. . .Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester skated in his 1,000th career NHL game. . .Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh (0-1—1) extended his career-high point streak to eight games (0-9—9) . . .Brad Marchand scored his fourth career penalty shot goal. Per Elias, he passed Woody Dumart (3) for the most in Bruins franchise history. . .Capitals forward Marcus Johansson (1-1—2) has recorded multiple points in three consecutive games (5-2—7) . . .Lawson Crouse (ARI), Joseph Cramarossa (ANA) and Denis Malgin (FLA) scored their first career NHL goals. . . Oilers forward Connor McDavid, Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber and Panthers forward Jonathan Marchessault have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of October. . .Maple Leafs forward William Nylander has been named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for October. . .Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews was the top-selling NHL player jersey on shop.NHL.com, powered by Fanatics, from Oct. 1-31.

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SNEAK PEEK AT WEDNESDAY’S ACTION

All Times Eastern
Vancouver @ Montreal, 7:30 p.m., SN, RDS
Detroit @ Philadelphia, 8:00 p.m., NBCSN, TVAS
Pittsburgh @ Anaheim, 10:30 p.m., SN1, FS-W, ROOT
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RED WINGS VISIT FLYERS ON RIVALRY NIGHT

The Red Wings (6-4-0, 12 points) visit the Flyers (4-5-1, nine points) on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry.

Detroit, who won six straight contests before dropping their last two games, is led offensively by Gustav Nyquist (3-5—8 in 10 GP).

Philadelphia, who is hosting their Hockey Fights Cancer night, is led by captain Claude Giroux, who is riding a nine game point streak and leads the League in assists (10) and ranks second in points (12; tied).

Source: NHL Public Relations

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