NHL BRIEF – NOV 21, 2016: Kings Reach Top Of Pacific Division, Columbus & Carolina Win 4rth In A Row

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 20: Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings controls the puck in front of goaltender Chad Johnson #31 of the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on November 20, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – NOVEMBER 20: Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings controls the puck in front of goaltender Chad Johnson #31 of the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on November 20, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps
Columbus 3, WASHINGTON 2
CAROLINA 3, Winnipeg 1
Florida 3, NY RANGERS 2 (SO)
Calgary 3, DETROIT 2
Los Angeles 3, ANAHEIM 2

CARTER ECLIPSES MILESTONE AS KINGS HOLD OFF DUCKS

Jeff Carter (2-1—3) recorded his 599th, 600th and 601st NHL points, including a League-leading fifth game-winning goal of the season, as the Kings held off a surging Ducks team in the third period for the win.

* Kings goaltender Peter Budaj improved his record to 10-6-1 this season, tied for third in the League in wins, after taking over the starting role from injured goaltenders Jonathan Quick and Jeff Zatkoff.

The Kings, who have now won three games in a row, are tied with Anaheim and Edmonton atop the Pacific Division with 21 points each.

WINNIPEG, MB - NOVEMBER 13: Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings gets set for a first period face-off against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on November 13, 2016 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images)
WINNIPEG, MB – NOVEMBER 13: Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings gets set for a first period face-off against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on November 13, 2016 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Darcy Finley/NHLI via Getty Images)

COLUMBUS, CAROLINA WIN FOURTH IN A ROW

* Columbus forward Alexander Wennberg scored the game-winning goal with 54 seconds left in the third period to lead the Blue Jackets 3-2 over the Washington Capitals. The Blue Jackets won their fourth straight game, improving to 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. Sergei Bobrovsky (19 saves) improved to 7-1-0 in his last nine appearances and 10-4-1 overall (2.19 GAA, .931 SV%, 3 SO).

* Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward made 21 saves and Victor Rask (1-0—1) scored the game-winning goal for the second straight game to give Carolina their fourth straight win and fourth consecutive win at home.

Carolina went three-for-three on the penalty kill and have now killed off 19 straight penalties to lead the League (91.3%).

DID YOU KNOW?

Calgary Flames forward Garnet Hathaway (Naples, Fla.) scored his first career goal (18 GP) against Detroit, becoming the sixth Florida-born player to score an NHL goal joining Jakob Chychrun (Boca Raton, Fla.), Dan Hinote (Leesburg, Fla.), Blake Geoffrion (Plantation, Fla.), Jayson Megna (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Shayne Gostisbehere (Pembroke Pines, Fla.).

LOOSE PUCKS

Mark Scheifele 1-0—1 scored the lone goal for Winnipeg and now leads the League in scoring with 23 points (11-12—23, in 21 games) . . .  Aleksander Barkov scored a one-handed goal in the shootout to give the Panthers a 3-2 win. . . Florida defenseman Keith Yandle (1-0—1) scored his first goal as a Panther against his former Rangers teammates . . . New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist appeared in his 700th NHL game, all with Rangers . . . Calgary defenseman Dougie Hamilton (0-3—3) had his second three-point game of the season (2-1—3 Oct. 28 vs. OTT) in the Flames 3-2 win over Detroit . . . The New York Rangers honored broadcaster Sam Rosen, recognizing his Foster Hewitt Memorial Award, prior to Sunday’s game.

SNEAK PEEK AT MONDAY’S ACTION

All Times Eastern
Calgary @ Buffalo 7 p.m., SN, FS-O, CSN-DC
NY Rangers @ Pittsburgh 7 p.m., MSG, ROOT
Colorado @ Columbus 7 p.m., ALT, FS-O
Tampa Bay @ Nashville 8 p.m., TVAS, SUN, FS-TN
Minnesota @ Dallas 8:30 p.m., FS-N, FS-SW+
Chicago @ Edmonton 9:00 p.m., SN, SN1, CSN-CH
New Jersey @ San Jose 10:30 p.m., MSG+, CSN-CA

Source: NHL Public Relations

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