NHL Daily Power Play Recap 11/2/15: Ducks win, Kings go for 8th in a row

November 2, 2015

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The Ducks raced to a three-goal lead midway through the first period, highlighted by a pair of goals in 12 seconds, to pick up a win in their return to Honda Center following a five-game road trip (0-4-1).

Chris Stewart, who signed with Anaheim during the offseason, collected 1-2—3 for his first points in a Ducks uniform (10 GP). Rickard Rakell (1-1—2) and Sami Vatanen (1-1—2) also registered multiple points.

Frederik Andersen, who finally received some support from the Ducks offense, made 40 saves, including 17 in the opening period, to earn his first victory of the season. He also improved to 4-0-0 in five career appearances versus Nashville (2.48 GAA, .927 SV%).

The Ducks improved to 23-6-3 all-time against the Predators at Honda Center. They also moved to 9-2-0 in their past 11 overall meetings dating to Jan. 26, 2013 (NSH: 2-6-3).


Tomas Fleischmann (2-1—3) and David Desharnais (1-2—3) both registered three points to lift the Canadiens to their second straight win following a pair of losses.

At 11-2-0 (22 points), Elias says that the Canadiens have earned 22 or more standings points through their first 13 games of a season for the fourth time in franchise history – and for the first time in 43 years (1972-73: 9-0-4, 22 points).

The Canadiens, who improved to 5-0-0 this season at Bell Centre, also kept their perfect home record intact. Elias adds that they last won their first five or more home games of a season in 1979-80, when they won their first six outings at the Montreal Forum.

Fleischmann, who the Canadiens signed to a PTO in September, notched his 11th career multi-goal game and first since April 27, 2013 at TBL (2-0—2 w/ FLA).

Desharnais equaled a career high for points in one contest, last achieved Feb. 7 vs. NJD (0-3—3).

Canadiens goaltender Mike Condon, who made his NHL debut on Oct. 11 at OTT, stopped 18 shots to improve to 4-0-0 in his first four NHL appearances (1.51 GAA, .944 SV%).

Per Elias, he became the third goaltender in Canadiens history to win the first four or more games of his NHL career. The others: Ken Dryden, who won his first six games in 1970-71, and Wayne Thomas, who won his first seven in 1972-73.

Canadiens defensemen Andrei Markov and P.K. Subban moved into a share of first in the NHL with their 11th assists of the season.


Three teams – the Sharks, Lightning and Sabres – recorded one-goal wins as visitors:

Brent Burns scored twice, including his first career shorthanded goal (726 GP), to power the Sharks to their fourth consecutive win over the Avalanche dating to April 11, 2014 (COL: 0-3-1). Martin Jones made 23 saves to improve 6-3-0 in nine outings this season (1.88 GAA, .932 SV%, 2 SO) and 3-0-0 in three career appearances vs. COL (2.93 GAA, .888 SV%).

Behind 1-0 after the first period, the Lightning notched four consecutive goals to improve to 10-2-0 in their last 12 meetings with the Hurricanes dating to Jan. 22, 2013 (CAR: 2-9-1). Andrei Vasilevskiy, who underwent vascular surgery to remove a blood clot during the offseason, made 32 saves to earn the win in his first appearance of 2015-16.

Down 1-0 after 40 minutes, the Sabres scored two goals in the third period – including the tiebreaker by Sam Reinhart with 6:16 remaining in regulation – to pick up their third victory in their past four outings. Reinhart, the second overall selection in the 2014 NHL Draft, registered his first career game-winning goal (21 GP).


The Kings, who have won seven consecutive games following a 0-3-0 start to the season, look to extend their winning streak when they visit the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks at United Center.

These teams have combined to win five of the past six Stanley Cups, including each of the last four (CHI in 2010, 2013 and 2015; LAK in 2012 and 2014). They also have met in the Western Conference Final in two of the past three seasons – the Blackhawks won in five games en route to their 2013 Stanley Cup victory, while the Kings won a seven-game series in 2014 on the way to their second championship.

Los Angeles is two victories shy of matching the franchise’s longest winning streak, set Jan. 21 – Feb. 6, 2010 (9-0-0). Chicago, meanwhile, is trying to bounce back from a pair of losses on the heels of a four-game winning streak.


Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand, St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen and Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 1.

Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price and Boston Bruins center David Krejci have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of October.

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, who led all rookies with 5-7—12 in 12 games, has been named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for October.

McDavid, 18, edged Arizona Coyotes left wing Max Domi (5-6—11 in 11 GP), Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin (2-8—10 in 11 GP), Winnipeg Jets right wing Nikolaj Ehlers (4-4—8 in 11 GP) and St. Louis Blues defenseman Colton Parayko (4-3—7 in 11 GP) for the honor.

McDavid, the first overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft, made his League debut Oct. 8 at STL. He recorded his first goal Oct. 13 at DAL, notched his first multi-goal/point game Oct. 17 at CGY (2-1—3), registered his first game-winning goal Oct. 21 vs. DET and compiled a seven-game point streak from Oct. 17-29 (4-7—11).

SUNDAY’S NHL RESULTS (Home Team in Caps)

San Jose 4, COLORADO 3
Tampa Bay 4, CAROLINA 3
MONTREAL 5, Winnipeg 1
Buffalo 2, NY ISLANDERS 1
ANAHEIM 4, Nashville 2

MONDAY’S NHL ACTION (All Times Eastern)

Dallas @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m., TVAS, FS-SW, SNO
Los Angeles @ Chicago, 8:30 p.m., NHLN-US, SNE, SNO, SNW, FS-W, CSN-CH
Philadelphia @ Vancouver, 10:00 p.m., TCN-PH, SNP

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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