NHL Daily Power Play Recap 11/11/15: Arizona defeats Kings, 3-2

November 11, 2015

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Brad Richardson, who spent five seasons with the Kings (2008-13), scored the tiebreaking goal with 8:13 remaining in regulation to power the Coyotes to a 4-0-0 record this season in Southern California (2-0-0 at ANA and LAK). Richardson collected 24-41—65 during his tenure with the Kings (255 GP), helping the team win the Stanley Cup in 2012.

Kings forward Tyler Toffoli scored his 10th goal of the season to move into a share of the League lead (w/ Jamie Benn and Patrick Kane).

Coyotes captain Shane Doan appeared in his 1,409th career game to tie Paul Coffey for 32nd place on the NHL’s all-time games played list. He now is one game shy of tying Norm Ullman (1,410 GP) for 31st place.

Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith (33 SV) played in his 400th NHL game. He also became the fourth goaltender in Coyotes/Jets history to win 100 games (100-97-31). The others: Ilya Bryzgalov (130-93-27), Bob Essensa (129-124-35) and Nikolai Khabibulin (126-113-30).

Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal (2-0—2), who shares second place in the NHL with 13 assists, notched his first goals of the season.


Goaltenders Henrik Lundqvist (NYR) and Jake Allen (STL) both posted shutouts to backstop their respective teams to the best 15-game starts in franchise history:

Lundqvist stopped all 33 shots he faced to record his 56th career shutout – and first since Dec. 14, 2014 at EDM (16 SV) – and help the Rangers extend their point streak to 10 games (8-0-2), including six consecutive victories. At 11-2-2 (24 points), the Rangers equaled their best 15-game start to a season – in terms of wins and points – in the franchise’s 89-year history (also 1990-91: 11-4-0 and 1971-72: 10-1-4).

The Rangers, who improved to 7-1-1 this season at Madison Square Garden, won for the 17th time in their last 18 meetings with the Hurricanes dating to Feb. 22, 2011 (CAR: 1-11-6), including seven consecutive victories. They also have won each of their last 10 home games against the Hurricanes dating to Jan. 5, 2011 (CAR: 0-7-3).

Allen turned aside all 24 shots he faced to earn his eighth career shutout – and second in a row (also Nov. 7 at NSH: 45 SV) – and lead the Blues to their sixth victory in their past seven outings. At 11-3-1 (23 points), the Blues matched their best 15-game start to a season – in terms of wins – in the franchise’s 48-year history (4x, most recently 2013-14: 11-2-2).

Allen, who registered consecutive shutouts for the second time in his career, extended his personal shutout streak to 165:59. Last season, he set a Blues rookie record with a shutout streak of 184:38 from Oct. 23 – Nov. 6, 2014. Allen has been the goaltender of record in each of the club’s past seven contests, compiling six wins in that span (0.88 GAA, .971 SV%, 3 SO).


The Red Wings and Avalanche – who will meet in the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Coors Field in Denver on Saturday, Feb. 27 – also registered shutout victories on Tuesday:

Petr Mrazek made 38 saves to earn his sixth career shutout (first this season) and backstop the Red Wings to their fourth win in their past five contests. Fifteen of those saves came against Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, who equaled a career high for shots on goal set Oct. 7, 2006 vs. CAR.

Andreas Athanasiou, who made his NHL debut on Sunday vs. DAL, scored his first goal (and first GWG). Per Elias, he became the fourth player in Red Wings history – and first in 66 years – to record his first NHL goal in a 1-0 victory. The others: Frank Fredrickson (Nov. 24, 1926 at CHI), Connie Brown (Jan. 26, 1939 at CHI) and Steve Black (Oct. 29, 1949 at MTL).

Reto Berra stopped all 25 shots he faced to pick up his third career shutout (second this season) and help the Avalanche begin their season-long, seven-game road trip with a win. All three of Berra’s shutouts have come in his past six starts dating to last season (April 9 vs. WPG: 41 SV).

Jarome Iginla scored 57 seconds after the opening face-off for what stood as the game-winning goal. His 95 career game-winning goals rank second among active players, behind only Jaromir Jagr (130).


A pair of teams – the Predators and Canucks – scored three unanswered goals in the third period to rally for wins on Tuesday:

Down 5-4 after 40 minutes, the Predators notched three consecutive goals – including the tiebreaker by Barret Jackman with 9:51 remaining in regulation – to outlast the Senators in the highest-scoring game of the season (NSH: 7, OTT: 5). Jackman, who collected his first goal in a Nashville uniform (13 GP), was one of four Predators defensemen to score – a first in franchise history (via Elias).

Trailing 3-2 midway through the third period, the Canucks posted three unanswered goals – including the tiebreaker by Brandon Sutter with 5:18 remaining in regulation – to snap a three-game skid (0-2-1). The line of Jannik Hansen (1-3—4), Daniel Sedin (1-3—4) and Henrik Sedin (2-1—3) combined for 4-7—11, including both of the team’s other third-period goals.


St. Louis 2, NEW JERSEY 0
NY RANGERS 3, Carolina 0
Colorado 4, PHILADELPHIA 0
Vancouver 5, COLUMBUS 3
DETROIT 1, Washington 0
Buffalo 4, TAMPA BAY 1
FLORIDA 4, Calgary 3
NASHVILLE 7, Ottawa 5
MINNESOTA 5, Winnipeg 3
Toronto 3, DALLAS 2
Arizona 3, LOS ANGELES 2
NY Islanders 4, SAN JOSE 2


Montreal @ Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN, SN, RDS
Edmonton @ Anaheim, 10:00 p.m., SN1, FS-W

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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