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COLUMBUS 10, Montreal 0
Winnipeg 5, DETROIT 3
ANAHEIM 5, Arizona 1
BLUE JACKETS ERUPT FOR 10 GOALS IN SHUTOUT OF CANADIENS
The Blue Jackets set a franchise record with 10 goals to hand the Canadiens their first regulation loss of the season (9-1-1) and snap Montreal’s win streak at eight games.
* The Blue Jackets became the first team to score 10 goals in a regular-season game since March 30, 2011, when St. Louis posted a 10-3 victory at DET.
* Columbus also became the first team to post a shutout when scoring at least 10 goals since Jan. 2, 1996, when Calgary skated to a 10-0 win vs. TBL.
* Prior to Friday, the Blue Jackets’ record for goals in a game was eight, last achieved on Nov. 10, 2010 when they registered an 8-1 win vs. STL. That contest also set Columbus’ previous record for largest margin of victory.
* Montreal had allowed only 13 goals in their first 10 games of the season.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
A closer look at Columbus’ offensive outburst:
* In total, 16 of 18 skaters recorded a point for the Blue Jackets including multi-point efforts by eight players: Alexander Wennberg (0-4—4), Josh Anderson (2-1—3), Nick Foligno (2-1—3), Cam Atkinson (2-0—2), Scott Hartnell (2-0—2), Seth Jones (1-1—2), Zach Werenski (0-2—2) and William Karlsson (0-2—2).
* Elias notes that the Blue Jackets became the first team to have four different players each score multiple goals in a game since the Flames on Feb. 10, 1993 vs. SJS (Robert Reichel: 3, Ronnie Stern: 3, Gary Suter: 2 and Gary Roberts: 2).
* The Blue Jackets went 4-for-5 on the power play to improve their League-leading average to 44% this season (11-for-25). It was the first time they scored four such goals in a game since Dec. 22, 2011 at NSH (4 PPG).
* Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves to record his 15th career shutout. He shares the League lead with three shutouts this season (9 GP), matching his combined total from the past two campaigns (88 GP).
JETS STAGE ANOTHER RALLY
The Jets scored four times in the third period – including the tying and go-ahead goals by Brandon Tanev (his first two career goals) – to rally past the Red Wings and halt a three-game skid (0-2-1).
* Nikolaj Ehlers (1-3—4) set career highs for assists and points in a game, while Mark Scheifele (1-2—3) and Patrik Laine (1-1—2) also scored. Laine shares the League lead with seven goals this season (tied w/ Artem Anisimov and Steven Stamkos).
* The Jets, who tied the game three times, have overcome a deficit to earn at least a point four times this season. Winnipeg erased a three-goal deficit in the third period of the other three instances: Oct. 13 vs. CAR (trailed 4-1; 5-4 OT W), Oct. 19 (trailed 4-1; 5-4 OT W) and Nov. 3 (trailed 3-0; 4-3 OT L).
Ducks forward Rickard Rakell (2-1—3) posted his second three-point performance since making his season debut on Tuesday (3 GP) . . . Blue Jackets forward Brandon Saad (0-1—1) extended his point streak to five games (3-4—7) . . . ICYMI: Commissioner Gary Bettmananswered questions from fans during a live chat . . . The Capitals hosted a Hockey Fights Cancer skate with families from a number of organizations in the Washington area . . . The Red Wings welcomed Gordie Howe’s four children – Marty, Murray, Cathy and Mark – for a night at The Joe dedicated to their late father.
SNEAK PEEK AT SATURDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Minnesota @ Colorado, 3 p.m., SN, ALT, FS-N
Columbus @ St. Louis, 7 p.m., FS-MW, FS-O
New Jersey @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m., SUN, MSG+ 2
NY Rangers @ Boston, 7 p.m., NHLN, NESN, MSG
Philadelphia @ Montreal, 7 p.m., CITY, TVAS, TCN-PH
Buffalo @ Ottawa, 7 p.m., SN360, SN1, MSG-B
Florida @ Washington, 7 p.m., CSN-DC, FS-F
Edmonton @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m., SN, MSG+
Vancouver @ Toronto, 7 p.m., HNIC
Carolina @ Nashville, 8 p.m., FS-TN, FS-CR
Chicago @ Dallas, 8 p.m., FS-SW, WGN
Calgary @ Los Angeles, 10 p.m., HNIC, SN1, FS-W
Pittsburgh @ San Jose, 10:30 p.m., CSN-CA, ROOT NBC Sports Channel Finder Sportsnet Channel Finder NHLN Channel Finder
HIGHLIGHTS OF A 13-GAME SATURDAY
* A matinee between the Avalanche and Wild on SN begins a 13-game Saturday in the NHL. Hockey Night in Canada coverage continues later in the day when the Canadiens host the surging Flyers on CITY; the Senators, who have posted shutouts in three of their past five games, welcome the Sabres on SN360 and SN1; Connor McDavid and the Oilers pay a visit to Barclays Center to face the Islanders on SN; Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs welcome the Canucks on CBC; and the nightcap features the Flames and Kings on CBC.
* In the final game of the night, the Penguins – led by captain Sidney Crosby, who has a point in every game this season (6-2—8 in 5 GP) – return to San Jose for the first time since hoisting the Stanley Cup at SAP Center in June.
HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER
The Avalanche, Canadiens, Senators, Sharks, Maple Leafs and Capitals each will host their Hockey Fights Cancer night. Click here for complete details on the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.