NHL BRIEF – NOV 7, 2016: Blackhawks, Rangers Extend Win Streaks

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The Islanders host the Canucks tonight in a battle of losing streaks. Canucks winless in 8 games; the Islander winless in their last 3 games. Who will come out the victor?

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps
ST. LOUIS 5, Colorado 1
Edmonton 2, DETROIT 1
New Jersey 4, CAROLINA 1
CHICAGO 4, Dallas 3 (OT)
NY RANGERS 5, Winnipeg 2
ANAHEIM 4, Calgary 1

BLACKHAWKS, RANGERS EXTEND WINNING STREAKS

The Blackhawks (9-3-1, 19 points) and Rangers (10-3-0, 20 points) each earned victories on Sunday to extend their impressive winning streaks:

* Marian Hossa (1-1—2) scored with 28.7 seconds left in overtime to lead the Blackhawks to their sixth straight win and a 7-1-1 home record overall. Hossa, who collected an assist earlier in the contest, became the fourth active player to register 1,100 career points (505-595—1,100). Artem Anisimov (1-1—2) – the League leader in points – extended his career-high point streak to 11 contests (8-9—17).

* Five different skaters scored to power the Rangers to their fifth consecutive win overall and sixth straight at home. The Rangers have outscored their opponents 26-8 during their five-game winning streak, scoring at least five goals in each contest. New York has scored at least five goals in five or more consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 26, 1978 – Jan. 14, 1979 (nine games).

DUCKS EARN RECORD-SETTING WIN OVER FLAMES

Ryan Kesler (2-0—2), Ryan Getzlaf (0-3—3) and Corey Perry (0-3—3) combined for 2-6—8 to help the Ducks earn their 24th straight regular-season home victory versus Calgary dating to April 4, 2004 (CGY: 0-19-5).

* Anaheim’s 24-game run is the longest regular-season home winning streak against one opponent in NHL history and eclipsed the previous streak by Philadelphia, who defeated Pittsburgh 23 straight times on home ice from Feb. 17, 1980 – Jan. 29, 1987.

* With three helpers, Getzlaf moved into a tie with Teemu Selanne for first on the franchise’s all-time assists list (531).

CAMMALLERI NOTCHES SIXTH CAREER HAT TRICK

Michael Cammalleri (3-0—3) opened the scoring with three consecutive goals to post his sixth career hat trick and first since Feb. 13, 2013 vs. DAL (w/ CGY), guiding the Devils to a 4-1 victory over the Hurricanes.

* Elias adds that Cammalleri recorded the first natural hat trick of his NHL career and became the first Devils player to accomplish the feat since Zach Parise on Nov. 30, 2007 vs. MTL.

LOOSE PUCKS

The Rangers’ 10 wins are tied for the most through the first 13 games of a season in franchise history (also 1990-91 and 2008-09) . . .  In his first start of the season, Jonas Gustavsson (22 SV) backstopped the Oilers (9-3-1, 19 points) to a 2-1 victory. Edmonton earned their first road win vs. DET since Dec. 3, 2009 (4-1 W), snapping a 10-game slide (0-7-3) in their final visit to Joe Louis Arena . . . Five different skaters scored as the Blues improved to 5-1-1 at Scottrade Center this season . . . Jets rookie Patrik Laine (1-0—1) shares the NHL lead with eight goals (8-3—11) . . . Stars forward Gemel Smith (2-0—2) scored the first two goals of his NHL career (7 GP) . . .  Rangers forward Kevin Hayes (1-0—1) has scored in a career-high four consecutive games (4-2—6) . . .  Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader (1-0—1) opened the scoring on Sunday evening at Joe Louis Arena, the site where he recently proposed to his girlfriend . . . Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal skated in the 700th game of his NHL career . . . The Blues and Hurricanes each hosted their Hockey Fights Cancer nights . . . Military police dog Corporal Nero dropped the ceremonial puck as part of Anaheim’s Military Appreciation Night at Honda Center . . . The Blackhawks honored the World Series-winning Chicago Cubs in a pre-game ceremony at United Center.

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 06:  The Chicago Blackhawks honor the Chicago Cubs prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at the United Center on November 6, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 06: The Chicago Blackhawks honor the Chicago Cubs prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at the United Center on November 6, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

SNEAK PEEK AT MONDAY’S ACTION

Buffalo @ Boston, 7 p.m., SN, TVAS, NESN, MSG-B
Vancouver @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m., NHLN-US, MSG+, SNP
Tampa Bay @ Florida, 7:30 p.m., FS-F, SUN
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Source: NHL Public Relations

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