NHL Daily Power Play Recap 10/28/15: LA Kings win sixth straight

October 28, 2015

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The Kings scored four unanswered goals, including three in the final 4:41 of regulation, to pick up their sixth consecutive victory following a 0-3-0 start to the season.

Tyler Toffoli (1-1—2) and Jeff Carter (0-2—2) both recorded multiple points, while Milan Lucic tallied the game-winning goal. Toffoli (6-1—7) and Lucic (2-4—6) have combined for 8-5—13 during the team’s winning streak, including four of the six decisive goals (two apiece).

Jonathan Quick (24 SV) has started five of the six games during the club’s winning streak, stopping 137 of 142 shots on goal in that span (0.99 GAA, .965 SV%, 1 SO).  Quick earned the NHL's "Three Stars" recognition this week for his recent efforts.


Down 3-0 after the first period, the Stars scored four unanswered goals – including the tiebreaker by Antoine Roussel with 1:28 remaining in regulation – to improve to 6-1-0 in their last seven contests.

Via Elias, the Stars overcame a three-goal deficit to win in regulation for the first time since Jan. 8, 2006, when they notched six unanswered goals in a 6-3 victory at DET.

Jamie Benn collected three assists for his second three-point performance of the season (also Oct. 17 at FLA: 2-1—3). The reigning Art Ross Trophy winner has registered at least one point in eight of his nine outings this season, pacing the NHL with 8-7—15.

Anaheim played without captain Ryan Getzlaf, who missed last night's game at Dallas due to appendicitis. He returned home to have an appendectomy (non-emergency), which is scheduled for today in Orange County. Getzlaf, who has had discomfort intermittently over the last six weeks, is expected to miss approximately 4-to-12 days of game action.

Ducks forward Shawn Horcoff (8 GP) notched his first goal with his new club.

Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano played in his 631st consecutive game since making his NHL debut on Oct. 4, 2007 (w/ EDM). With his appearance, Cogliano surpassed forward Andy Hebenton (1955-64) for sole possession of the second-longest consecutive games played streak to begin a career. Forward 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).


Jared McCann (2-0—2) registered his first career multi-goal performance to help the Canucks snap a four-game skid (0-2-2) and end the Canadiens’ perfect start to the season (9-1-0).

The Canadiens, who set an NHL record with nine straight wins in regulation to begin the season, fell one victory shy of equaling the League mark for consecutive wins (in any fashion) to open a campaign. Both the 1993-94 Maple Leafs and 2006-07 Sabres started their seasons with 10-0-0 records.

McCann, the 24th overall selection in the 2014 NHL Draft, has 4-0—4 through his first seven outings. Per Elias, the 19-year-old Stratford, Ont., native became the fifth teenager in Canucks history to notch a multi-goal game – and the first to do so since Feb. 28, 1990. The others: Trevor Linden (7x), Cam Neely (6x), Brent Ashton (1x) and Jim Sandlak (1x).

Derek Dorsett (1-1—2) and Brandon Prust (0-2—2) also posted multiple points for the Canucks, who improved to 12-4-0 in their last 16 home games against the Canadiens dating to March 27, 1999 (MTL: 4-10-2).


The Oilers notched three consecutive goals to overcome a 2-0 deficit, but Ryan Suter and Charlie Coyle scored 43 seconds apart in the third period to help the Wild improve to 4-0-0 this season at Xcel Energy Center.

Devan Dubnyk made 22 saves for the Wild, who improved to 21-3-1 in their past 25 home games against the Oilers dating to Feb. 25, 2007 (EDM: 4-8-13). Dubnyk, the 14th overall selection by Edmonton in the 2004 NHL Draft, also improved to 6-1-0 in seven career appearances against his former club (1.28 GAA, .949 SV%, 1 SO).

Suter (2-0—2) registered his third career multi-goal game and first since Jan. 4, 2014 vs. WSH (3-0—3).


David Krejci scored twice, including the game-winning goal, and Tuukka Rask stopped all 24 shots he faced to help the Bruins stretch their point streak to five contests (4-0-1) following a 0-3-0 start to the season.

Krejci extended his season-opening point streak to eight games (7-7—14); his 14 points rank second in the NHL, behind Stars captain Jamie Benn (8-7—15). Krejci’s seven goals through eight games already equal his output from last season (7-24—31 in 47 GP).

Rask recorded his 27th career shutout, all with the Bruins, to tie Eddie Johnston for fourth place in franchise history, behind Tiny Thompson (74), Frank Brimsek (35) and Tim Thomas (31).


BOSTON 6, Arizona 0
Columbus 3, NEW JERSEY 1
Buffalo 4, PHILADELPHIA 3 (OT)
Carolina 3, DETROIT 1
FLORIDA 4, Colorado 1
ST. LOUIS 2, Tampa Bay 0
MINNESOTA 4, Edmonton 3
Los Angeles 4, WINNIPEG 1
DALLAS 4, Anaheim 3
VANCOUVER 5, Montreal 1

WEDNESDAY’S ACTION (All Times Eastern)

Calgary @ Ottawa, 7:30 p.m., SN1, TVAS
Pittsburgh @ Washington, 8:00 p.m., NBCSN
Nashville @ San Jose, 10:30 p.m., NBCSN


The Capitals face the Penguins at Verizon Center on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry. This marks the first of five meetings in 2015-16 between these Metropolitan Division foes – as well as the 10th season in the rivalry between Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Penguins captain Sidney Crosby.

Since both entered the NHL in 2005-06, no player has more goals (480) or points (904) than Ovechkin, while Crosby’s average of 1.35 points per game is tops among all skaters.

Pittsburgh owns a 22-13-4 record in the 39 regular-season matchups between these clubs since Ovechkin and Crosby entered the League 10 years ago (WSH: 17-17-5) and also defeated Washington in a seven-game series in the 2009 Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Capitals, however, won three of their four meetings last season, including two via shutouts by Braden Holtby.

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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