NHL BRIEF – NOV 12, 2016: Maple Leafs, Senators Improve Upon Impressive Home Records

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TORONTO, ON – NOVEMBER 11: Wayne Simmonds #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers is upended by Nazem Kadri #43 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period at the Air Canada Centre on November 11, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images)

HOCKEY HALL OF FAME WEEKEND BEGINS

The class of 2016 – Rogie Vachon, Pat Quinn (represented posthumously by his daughter Karri Quinn), Sergei Makarov and Eric Lindros – received their rings in advance of Monday’s Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration and later participated in a ceremonial puck drop at Air Canada Centre as part of the Hockey Hall of Fame Game.

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 11:  (L-R) Rogatien Vachon, Kalli Quinn representing the late Pat Quinn, Sergei Makarov and Eric Lindros, take part in a Hall of Fame Induction photo opportunity at the Hockey Hall Of Fame on November 11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – NOVEMBER 11: (L-R) Rogatien Vachon, Kalli Quinn representing the late Pat Quinn, Sergei Makarov and Eric Lindros, take part in a Hall of Fame Induction photo opportunity at the Hockey Hall Of Fame on November 11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps
New Jersey 2, BUFFALO 1 (OT)
TORONTO 6, Philadelphia 3
OTTAWA 2, Los Angeles 1
Washington 3, CHICAGO 2 (OT)
COLORADO 3, Winnipeg 2 (OT)
Dallas 3, EDMONTON 2

MAPLE LEAFS, SENATORS CONTINUE STRONG PLAY ON HOME ICE

The Maple Leafs (5-2-0 at home) and Senators (6-2-0 at home) each improved their impressive home records to start the season:

* Morgan Rielly (1-3—4) set career highs for assists and points in a game as the Maple Leafs scored four unanswered goals in the third period to rally past the Flyers in the Hockey Hall of Fame Game.

Rielly became just the second Maple Leafs defenseman to post four points in a game since the 2010-11 season, joining teammate Jake Gardiner who achieved the feat on Dec. 21, 2015 at COL (0-4—4).

* Trailing by a goal, Zack Smith tied the game at 16:06 of the third period and Mark Stone score the go-ahead goal with 6.5 seconds left on the clock to propel the Senators past the Kings.

Via Elias, Stone became just the fourth player in Senators history to score a go-ahead goal in the final 10 seconds of regulation.

UNLIKELY OVERTIME GOALS

The Capitals, Avalanche and Devils each earned overtime wins on Friday in unlikely fashion:

* The Blackhawks tied the game with 22.3 seconds left in the third period, but Marcus Johansson scored in overtime to help the Capitals improve to 6-1-0 in their past seven contests and halt Chicago’s win streak at seven games. The overtime goal was the first of Johansson’s NHL career (432 GP).

* Colorado surrendered a two-goal lead in the second period, but Avalanche forward Rene Bourque (2-0—2) was credited with his fourth career overtime goal when Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers directed the puck into his own net.

Bourque has collected 4-1—5 this season (11 GP) to surpass his goal output from 2015-16 (3-5—8 in 49 GP w/ CBJ).

* Captain Andy Greene scored a penalty shot goal in overtime to lift the Devils to their third straight win in the first half of a back-to-back, home-and-home set with the Sabres.

Via Elias, Greene became the second defenseman in Devils history to score a penalty shot goal, joining Scott Niedermayer who achieved the feat exactly 18 years earlier on Nov. 11, 1998 vs. MTL.

MUST-SEE MOMENTS

* Avalanche goaltender Calvin Pickard made a young fan’s day by sharing a puck.

* Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bozak shared a special moment with his one-year-old son Kanon during warmup.

* Capitals teammates T.J. Oshie and Karl Alzner took extra time to thank veterans at United Center in Chicago.

LOOSE PUCKS

Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen made 40 saves to backstop the club to its second straight win . . . The Blackhawks extended their point streak to 10 games (8-0-2) . . . Devils defenseman Yohann Auvitu (13 GP) and Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen (17 GP) each scored their first NHL goal . . . Devils forward Travis Zajac registered his 400th career point while extending his point streak to five games (1-4—5) . . . Kings forward Jeff Carter (4-2—6) and Jets teammates Mark Scheifele (5-6—11) and Nikolaj Ehlers (2-8—10) also extended point streaks to five games . . . Connor McDavid notched his League-leading 13th assist (tied w/ Alexander Wennberg) . . . NBC Sports Regional Networks and its NHL team partners are now offering live, local streaming of games, as well as NHL pre- and post-game coverage . . . The Blackhawks announced their roster for the 2017 NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game . . . ICYMI: The Flyers honored 2016 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees Eric Lindros and Pat Quinn with special warmup jerseys.

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 11: The Philadelphia Flyers skate in warmup wearing '88' jerseys to commemorate the induction of Eric Lindros into the Hockey Hall of Fame at the Air Canada Centre on November 11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Lindros will be inducted on November 14. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – NOVEMBER 11: The Philadelphia Flyers skate in warmup wearing ’88’ jerseys to commemorate the induction of Eric Lindros into the Hockey Hall of Fame at the Air Canada Centre on November 11, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Lindros will be inducted on November 14. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

SNEAK PEEK AT SATURDAY’S ACTION

All Times Eastern
Detroit @ Montreal, 7 p.m., SN, TVAS, FS-D
San Jose @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m., SUN, CSN-CA
NY Islanders @ Florida, 7 p.m., FS-F, MSG+ 2
Buffalo @ New Jersey, 7 p.m., MSG+, MSG-B
Minnesota @ Philadelphia, 7 p.m., CSN-PH, FS-N+
Toronto @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., HNIC, CITY, NHLN, ROOT
Washington @ Carolina, 7 p.m., FS-SE, CSN-DC
St. Louis @ Columbus, 7 p.m., FS-O, FS-MW
Boston @ Arizona, 8 p.m., FS-A, NESN
Anaheim @ Nashville, 8 p.m., FS-TN, FS-W
NY Rangers @ Calgary, 10 p.m., HNIC, SN1, MSG+
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CANADIENS AIM TO CONTINUE PERFECT HOME START

Hockey Night in Canada features three games, including an Original Six matchup between the Canadiens (12-1-1, 25 points) and Red Wings (8-6-1, 17 points) as Montreal looks to start its home schedule with 10 consecutive wins for the first time in their 99-year NHL history.

In the other contests, Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs (6-5-3, 15 points) visit Sidney Crosby and the Penguins (9-3-2, 20 points) for the first time, while the Rangers (10-4-0, 20 points) head to Calgary to take on the Flames (5-9-1, 11 points).

FIRST ROUND REMATCH IN SUNRISE

The Islanders (5-7-2, 12 points) face the Panthers (6-7-1, 13 points) for the first time since ousting them in overtime of Game 6 in the opening round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In that contest, John Tavares – who leads New York with 5-6—11 this season – scored the tying goal in the final minute of regulation before notching the series-clinching goal midway through the second overtime period to help the Islanders win a playoff series for the first time in 23 years.

HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER

The Blue Jackets, Panthers and Predators each will host their Hockey Fights Cancer night.

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

Source: NHL Public Relations

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