NHL BRIEF – NOV 28, 2016: Flyers Stolarz Earns First NHL Win, Rangers Lose 4th In Last Six

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 27: Anthony Stolarz #41 of the Philadelphia Flyers makes a save against Alex Chiasson #39 of the Calgary Flames on November 27, 2016 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps
BOSTON 4, Tampa Bay 1
WINNIPEG 3, Nashville 0
Arizona 2, EDMONTON 1
CAROLINA 3, Florida 2
Ottawa 2, NY RANGERS 0
PHILADELPHIA 5, Calgary 3

COYOTES EXTEND POINT STREAK VERSUS OILERS TO 25 GAMES

Jamie McGinn (1-0—1) scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:44 remaining in regulation and Mike Smith made 41 saves in victory to extend the Coyotes point streak versus the Oilers to 25 games (21-0-4) dating to March 17, 2011.

* The Coyotes 25-game run against the Oilers is the longest point streak against the same opponent in franchise history and the longest current such streak in the NHL.

* According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 25-game point streak is tied for the sixth-longest all-time by one franchise against the same opponent and is the longest since the Flyers put together a 32-game stretch versus the Kings from Oct. 22, 1974-Feb. 5, 1983 (27-0-5).

LAST LINE OF DEFENSE

The Senators, Jets and Bruins earned wins on Sunday backstopped by strong performances from their goaltender:

* Craig Anderson stopped all 32 shots he faced to earn his third shutout of the season and propel the Senators to their fourth straight win. Anderson improved to 12-4-1 with a 2.03 goals-against average and .936 save percentage.

* Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck (42 SV) recorded his second shutout of the season (fourth career). Per Elias, it marked just the fourth time in franchise history a goaltender made 40 or more saves to earn a shutout.

* Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask’s shutout bid ended with 2:39 remaining in regulation but he earned the win to improve to 12-4-0 this season. He ranks among the League leaders in wins (12; t-2nd), goals-against average (1.62; 2nd), save percentage (.940; t-5th) and shutouts (3; t-2nd).

DIFFERENT PATHS TO FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON
Two goaltenders at different stages of their career earned their first NHL win of 2016-17 on Sunday:

* Appearing in his 107th NHL game, but making his first NHL start since Jan. 27, 2013 (w/ PHI), goaltender Michael Leighton made 31 saves to help the Hurricanes rally from a two-goal deficit to win. It marked Leighton’s first NHL win since Dec. 30, 2010 (7-4 W at LAK w/ PHI).

* Flyers goaltender Anthony Stolarz made 29 saves in his NHL debut to earn his first career win. The 22-year-old Edison, N.J., native was drafted by the Flyers in the second round of the 2012 NHL Draft (45th overall) and has spent the past two seasons with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League.

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LOOSE PUCKS

Oilers forward Connor McDavid extended his point streak to five games (5-5—10) and leads the NHL with 10-19—29 this season . . . Bruins forward David Pastrnak (1-0—1) scored his 13th goal of the season, second-most in the League behind Sidney Crosby (15) . . . Claude Julien coached his 726th game behind the Bruins bench, tying Milt Schmidt for second place on the team’s all-time list (Art Ross: 772 games) . . . Flames forward Michael Frolik (600), Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy (200) and Hurricanes defenseman Noah Hanifin (100) skated in milestone games . . . The Rangers showed a video tribute to Derick Brassard, who was facing his former team as a member of the Senators for the first time.

SNEAK PEEK AT MONDAY’S ACTION

All Times Eastern
Calgary @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m., MSG+, SNW
Dallas @ St. Louis, 8 p.m., SN, TVAS, NHLN, FS-MW, FS-SW
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Source: NHL Public Relations

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