NHL Daily Power Play Recap 10/26/15: LA Kings win five in a row

October 26, 2015

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Jonathan Quick made 26 saves, including 14 in the third period, to backstop the Kings to their fifth consecutive victory following a 0-3-0 start to the season.

Quick has started four of the five contests during the team’s winning streak, stopping 113 of 117 shots in that span (0.99 GAA, .966 SV%, 1 SO).

Quick improved to 15-1-5 in 21 career appearances vs. EDM (1.58 GAA, .938 SV%, 1 SO). That includes a 9-0-3 record in 12 games at Rexall Place (1.56 GAA, .943 SV%).

Overall, the Kings have earned at least one point in 27 of their past 29 meetings with the Oilers dating to Nov. 26, 2008 (20-2-7). That includes a 12-1-3 record at Rexall Place.

Oilers forward Connor McDavid (5-4—9) registered one assist to move into a tie for first place in rookie scoring (w/ Max Domi: 3-6—9). He has 4-4—8 during a five-game point streak.


Antti Raanta yielded a goal on the first shot he faced (3:06 after the opening face-off), but denied the next 22 pucks that came his way to help the Rangers extend their point streak to five contests (3-0-2).

Raanta, who stopped all 22 shots he faced in his team debut on Oct. 19 vs. SJS (4-0 W), has posted a .978 save percentage in his first two appearances with the Rangers.

Overall, Raanta – who was acquired from the Blackhawks during the offseason – improved to 16-0-3 in 21 career home appearances (1.49 GAA, .945 SV%, 4 SO). That includes a 14-0-3 record in 19 games with the Blackhawks at United Center (1.59 GAA, .942 SV%, 3 SO).

The Rangers improved to 6-1-0 in their last seven meetings with the Flames dating to Nov. 22, 2010, including a 4-0-0 record at Madison Square Garden.


Down 1-0 just 10 seconds after the opening face-off, the Jets scored five consecutive goals and ultimately held off the Wild to improve to 5-2-1 on the season.

Four Jets players registered multiple points – Drew Stafford (2-0—2), Andrew Ladd (1-1—2), Bryan Little (1-1—2) and Blake Wheeler (0-2—2).

Wheeler extended his season-opening point streak to eight games (4-7—11). Per Elias, he became the first player in Jets/Thrashers history to record at least one point in each of the team’s first eight outings of a season.

Michael Hutchinson, who ranked second among rookies with 21 wins in 2014-15, made 26 saves to improve to 3-0-0 this season (2.00 GAA, .935 SV%).

Wild forward Jason Zucker's goal 10 seconds after the opening face-off for the fastest goal (from the start of a game) in franchise history. He broke the previous record of 12 seconds, set by forward Justin Fontaine – his first NHL goal – on October 12, 2013 versus Dallas.

The fastest goal from the start of a game in NHL history is five seconds, achieved four times:

0:05 – Merlyn Phillips, Mtl. M., Dec. 29, 1926 at CHI
0:05 – Doug Smail, WIN, Dec. 20, 1981 vs. STL
0:05 – Bryan Trottier, NYI, March 22, 1984 at BOS
0:05 – Alexander Mogilny, BUF, Dec. 21, 1991 at TOR

SUNDAY’S NHL RESULTS (Home Team in Caps)

WINNIPEG 5, Minnesota 4
NY RANGERS 4, Calgary 1
Los Angeles 3, EDMONTON 2

MONDAY’S NHL ACTION (All Times Eastern)

Calgary @ NY Islanders, 7:00 p.m., SNW, MSG+
Arizona @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m., TVAS, FS-A, TSN4
Anaheim @ Chicago, 8:30 p.m., NHLN-US, SNE, SNO, SNP, PRIME, FS-SD, CSN-CH

The Blackhawks play the Ducks at United Center in their first meeting since the 2015 Western Conference Final, a seven-game series victory by Chicago that featured three overtime contests – including the longest game of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs (as well as the longest game in Blackhawks history – Game 2 at ANA: 116:12).

When these clubs last met, Chicago recorded a 5-3 victory in Game 7 at Anaheim before ultimately winning the Stanley Cup. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews scored a pair of goals in the opening 11:55 of that game to become the third player in NHL history – and first in 46 years – to register two first-period goals for the road team in a Game 7.

Overall, this marks the first of three meetings between the Blackhawks and Ducks this season – they also will face off Nov. 27 at ANA and Feb. 13 at CHI.

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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