NHL Daily Power Play Recap 11/17/15: Ducks defeat Carolina, 4-1

November 17, 2015

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Ducks forward Carl Hagelin (1-2—3) registered three points, equaling a career high for points in one contest to guide the Ducks to a 5-1-2 record in their past eight outings following a 1-7-2 start to the season. Hagelin, who totaled 1-1—2 in his first 17 games with the Ducks, notched his fourth career three-point game and first since March 14, 2014 at WPG (3-0—3 w/ NYR).

Ducks forward Nick Ritchie (10:39 TOI), the 10th overall selection in the 2014 NHL Draft, made his League debut.

Ducks goaltender Anton Khudobin (24 SV), who compiled a 27-31-7 record over the past two seasons with the Hurricanes, earned the win in his return to Carolina

Hurricanes defenseman Noah Hanifin, the fifth overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft, scored his first career goal (15 GP). At 18 years, 295 days, Elias says that Hanifin became the youngest defenseman in Hurricanes/Whalers history to register a goal. Only three other defensemen have notched a goal with the franchise prior to their 19th birthday: Mickey Volcan (in 1980-81), Sylvain Cote (in 1984-85) and Dana Murzyn (in 1985-86).


Aaron Ekblad scored the lone goal with 20.2 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Panthers to a sweep of their home-and-home series with the Lightning.

On Saturday, Ekblad registered the tying goal with 37.9 seconds left in the third period en route to a 5-4 shootout win at TBL. Per Elias, Ekblad became the first player to score a tying or go-ahead goal in the final minute of consecutive games since March 17-19, 2003, when Thrashers forward Dany Heatley did so vs. CBJ (19:47 in 3-2 W) and vs. DAL (19:24 in 5-4 SO L), respectively.

Elias adds that the Panthers became the first team to record a tying or go-ahead goal in the final minute of consecutive games since Feb. 25-26, 2014, when the Sabres did so vs. CAR (19:16 in 3-2 W) and vs. BOS (19:07 in 5-4 OT W), respectively.

Ekblad, the reigning Calder Memorial Trophy winner, has 3-1—4 during a four-game point streak after collecting 1-2—3 in his first 14 appearances of the season.

Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo – the NHL’s active leader in wins, shutouts and games played by a netminder – stopped all 39 shots he faced, including 15 in the third period:

Luongo earned his 407th career win to tie Glenn Hall for eighth place in NHL history, and recorded his 69th career shutout to move within two of tying Harry Lumley (71) for 12th place in NHL history.

Luongo also made his 878th appearance to move within four of tying John Vanbiesbrouck (882) – who was in attendance on Monday – for eighth place in NHL history.


The Canadiens scored four unanswered goals, including the winner by David Desharnais at 3:25 of overtime, to overcome a 3-0 deficit and improve to 8-1-1 this season at Bell Centre.

Via Elias, the Canadiens overcame a three-goal deficit to win for the first time since April 4, 2014 at OTT, when the team registered seven consecutive goals – powered by a five-point performance from Max Pacioretty (3-2—5) – to rally from an early 3-0 deficit en route to a 7-4 victory.

Desharnais, who posted his fourth career overtime goal, has recorded the decisive tally in each of Montreal’s past three victories (also Nov. 7 vs. BOS and Nov. 5 vs. NYI). His three game-winning goals this season (19 GP) are one shy of his career high, set in 2014-15 (82 GP).

Tomas Fleischmann (1-1—2), who signed with the Canadiens following a PTO, notched the tying goal with 3:08 remaining in regulation. He has 5-8—13 in his first 19 games with the club.


The Senators erased a two-goal deficit in the third period, but Tomas Tatar scored at 2:04 of overtime to propel the Red Wings to their fourth win in their past five road games, including their second at Canadian Tire Centre (also Oct. 31: 5-3 W).

Tatar, who led the Red Wings and established career highs in both goals (29) and game-winning goals (7) last season, posted his fifth tally and first decisive marker of 2015-16. He also notched his first career overtime goal.

The Red Wings improved to 7-1-0 in their past eight visits to Canadian Tire Centre dating to Oct. 11, 2008 (OTT: 1-5-2).


The Flyers will host a retirement ceremony for forward Simon Gagne prior to their game against the Kings at Wells Fargo Center. Gagne, the 22nd overall selection by Philadelphia in the 1998 NHL Draft, totaled 291-310—601 during 14 seasons (822 GP). He played 11 of those 14 campaigns (including each of his first 10) with the Flyers, compiling 264-271—535 in 691 appearances. Gagne also spent parts of two seasons with the Kings, posting 7-15—22 in 45 outings.

“It’s going to be fun to go back to where everything started, where my son was born, and we’re really excited,” Gagne told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “We’re going to stick around more than just one night. We’re going to stay there for the week and just have some really good memories that happened there when I was in Philly for more than 10 years.”

MONDAY’S NHL RESULTS (Home Team in Caps)

NY ISLANDERS 5, Arizona 2
Anaheim 4, CAROLINA 1
MONTREAL 4, Vancouver 3 (OT)
Detroit 4, OTTAWA 3 (OT)
FLORIDA 1, Tampa Bay 0
ST. LOUIS 3, Winnipeg 2

TUESDAY’S NHL ACTION (All Times Eastern)

San Jose @ Boston, 7:00 p.m., CSN-CA, NESN
Dallas @ Buffalo, 7:00 p.m., FS-MW, MSG-B, BELL TV
Los Angeles @ Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m., FS-W, CSN-PH
St. Louis @ Columbus, 7:00 p.m., FS-MW, FS-O
Minnesota @ Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN, ROOT
Colorado @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m., TVAS, ALT2, TSN4
Anaheim @ Nashville, 8:00 p.m., PRIME, FS-SD, FS-TN
New Jersey @ Calgary, 9:00 p.m., MSG+, SNW

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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