NHL Daily Power Play Recap 10/27/15: Blackhawks defeat Ducks, 1-0

October 27, 2015

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After combining to lead Chicago to a 1-0 overtime win against Tampa Bay on Saturday, Jonathan Toews again scored in overtime and Corey Crawford again stopped every shot he faced to power the Blackhawks past the Anaheim Ducks in their first meeting since the 2015 Western Conference Final, a seven-game series victory by Chicago (that included three overtime contests).

Toews, who on Saturday registered the winning goal 17 seconds into overtime, ended the game 51 seconds into the extra period. Toews’ fifth career overtime goal, all with the Blackhawks, propelled him past Marian Hossa (4) and into sole possession of third place in franchise history (since overtime was introduced in 1983-84), behind Patrick Sharp (8) and Brent Seabrook (6).

Via Elias, Toews became the first player in NHL history to score the overtime goal in consecutive 1-0 games – as well as the first player to register two such goals in one season.

The Blackhawks, who extended their shutout streak to 133:34, earned their fourth consecutive win following a 2-3-0 start to the season.

Crawford made a season-high 39 saves to record his 14th career shutout. He has earned consecutive shutouts for the second time in his career, also Jan. 9-12, 2011 (29 SV vs. NYI and 24 SV vs. COL).

Overall, Crawford improved to 5-2-0 in seven appearances this season (1.57 GAA, .943 SV%, 2 SO). He has started all four games during the team’s current winning streak (0.75 GAA, .970 SV%, 2 SO).

The Blackhawks, who defeated the Ducks in the 2015 Western Conference Final and Lightning in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, posted consecutive 1-0 overtime victories against those teams in their first meetings of the 2015-16 season.

Per Elias, the Blackhawks became the first Stanley Cup champion in NHL history to shut out their Conference Finals/Semifinals opponent (ANA) and Stanley Cup Final opponent (TBL) in their first meeting with each club the following the season.

Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano played in his 630th consecutive game since making his NHL debut on Oct. 4, 2007 (w/ EDM). That ties Andy Hebenton (1955-64) for the second-longest consecutive games played streak to begin a career. Doug Jarvis, who did not miss a game during his NHL career, holds the League’s all-time consecutive games played record (1975-88: 964 GP).

Comedian Jeff Garlin, who said he had never shot a puck in his life, played “Shoot the Puck” during intermission – and scored on one of his shots.  Exactly one more goal than the Ducks could muster on the evening.


Max Domi, the son of longtime Maple Leafs forward Tie Domi, scored 6:31 into his first NHL game at Air Canada Centre to lift the Coyotes a 5-3-1 record overall, including a 4-1-1 clip on the road.

Domi, the 12th overall selection by the Coyotes in the 2013 NHL Draft, moved into sole possession of first place in rookie scoring (4-6—10 in 9 GP). Via Elias, he became the fourth rookie in Coyotes/Jets history to register 10 or more points in his first nine appearances of a season. The others: Dave Christian (11 in 1980-81), Dale Hawerchuk (14 in 1981-82) and Teemu Selanne (12 in 1992-93).

On a humorous note, the Coyotes pranked Domi by letting him start pregame warm-ups by himself.

Martin Hanzal collected his League-leading 10th assist of the season (9 GP), six short of his 37-game total from 2014-15. According to Elias, Hanzal’s 10 assists are three shy of the Coyotes/Jets franchise record for the month of October, set by Paul MacLean in 1982 and equaled by Phil Housley in 1991.

The Coyotes improved to 9-1-1 in their last 11 meetings with the Maple Leafs dating to Jan. 14, 2006, including a 5-0-1 record at Air Canada Centre.


Jaroslav Halak stopped all 29 shots he faced, including 11 in the third period, to earn his second shutout of the season and help the Islanders improve to 6-1-0 in their last seven outings.

Halak recorded his 38th career shutout – and eighth with the Islanders – to tie Jonathan Quick for fourth place among active goaltenders, behind Roberto Luongo (68), Henrik Lundqvist (55) and Marc-Andre Fleury (39).

The Islanders shut out the Flames for the first time since Jan. 20, 1981, when Glenn “Chico” Resch made 21 saves and Bryan Trottier (2-1—3) and Clark Gillies (1-2—3) both recorded three points in a 5-0 win at Nassau Coliseum.

Mikhail Grabovski, who scored the overtime goal on Saturday at STL, notched his second consecutive game-winning goal. Frans Nielsen (2-0—2), Nikolay Kulemin (0-2—2) and Kyle Okposo (0-2—2) added multi-point performances.

MONDAY’S NHL RESULTS (Home Team in Caps)

NY ISLANDERS 4, Calgary 0
Arizona 4, TORONTO 3
CHICAGO 1, Anaheim 0 (OT)

TUESDAY’S NHL ACTION (All Times Eastern)

Arizona @ Boston, 7:00 p.m., FS-A, NESN
Columbus @ New Jersey, 7:00 p.m., FS-O, MSG+
Buffalo @ Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m., TVAS, MSG-B, BELL TV, CSN-PH
Carolina @ Detroit, 7:30 p.m., FS-CR, FS-D+
Colorado @ Florida, 7:30 p.m., ALT, FS-F
Tampa Bay @ St. Louis, 8:00 p.m., NBCSN, SN1
Edmonton @ Minnesota, 8:00 p.m., SNOL, FS-N, FS-WI
Los Angeles @ Winnipeg, 8:00 p.m., FS-W, TSN3
Anaheim @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m., PRIME, FS-SD, FS-SW
Montreal @ Vancouver, 10:00 p.m., CITYM, RDS, SNV

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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