NHL Daily Power Play Recap 11/23/15: Kings fall to Carolina, 4-3

November 23, 2015

For the latest NHL news, check out The DSH's Daily Power Play Recap below:


Justin Faulk scored twice via the power play, including what stood as the game-winning goal, to help the Hurricanes snap a five-game skid (0-2-3).

Faulk, who recorded his career multi-goal performance (282 GP), has scored all eight of his goals this season via the power play – tops in the NHL. His eight overall goals also share first among defensemen (w/ Brent Burns).

Faulk extended his point streak to a career-high five games (3-3—6). He leads the Hurricanes with 8-7—15 overall this season (20 GP).

Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce, a third-round selection (66th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft, recorded his first career goal (13 GP).

Kings forward Anze Kopitar (2-0—2) registered his first multi-goal performance of the season.


The Sharks scored four unanswered goals in the third period, including the tiebreaker by Brenden Dillon with 6:45 remaining in regulation, to overcome a 3-1 deficit and complete their season-high, six-game road trip with a perfect 6-0-0 record.

Per Elias, the Sharks became the sixth team in NHL history to win every game of a road trip of six or more contests. The others (all 6 GP): the 1971-72 Bruins, 1982-83 Flyers, 2001-02 Red Wings, 2007-08 Flames, and 2010-11 Bruins.

Overall, the Sharks have won seven consecutive road games dating to Nov. 1. That is their longest road winning streak since Dec. 21, 2009 – Jan. 8, 2010 (9-0-0) and three shy of the franchise record established Nov. 14 – Dec. 31, 2007 (10-0-0).

Dillon snapped a 53-game drought with his first goal since Jan. 29 vs. ANA. He also recorded his fourth career game-winning goal and first since Jan. 13 at ARI.

Joe Pavelski scored twice for his second multi-goal performance of the season, both against the Blue Jackets (also Nov. 3 vs. CBJ: 2-0—2). He leads the Sharks and ranks fourth in the NHL with 12 goals overall (21 GP).


Alex Galchenyuk scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:29 remaining in regulation to lift the Canadiens to a sweep of their home-and-home series with the Islanders as well as their sixth consecutive victory in the head-to-head series dating to Dec. 23, 2014 (NYI: 0-6-0).

Galchenyuk snapped a 10-game drought with his first goal since Oct. 29 at EDM. He recorded his seventh career game-winning goal and second of the season (also Oct. 7 at TOR).

Carey Price made 21 saves, including 10 in the second period, to improve to 9-2-0 in his first 11 appearances of the season (2.10 GAA, .933 SV%, 2 SO). He also moved to 11-3-3 in 17 career outings vs. NYI (2.51 GAA, .912 SV%, 1 SO).

The Canadiens posted four goals via special teams (3 PPG, 1 SHG) for the first time since Feb. 9, 2011 at BOS (4 PPG).


Cory Schneider turned aside 36 shots, including 17 in the final frame, to backstop the Devils to their seventh victory in their past 11 contests.

Schneider, the 26th overall selection by the Canucks in the 2004 NHL Draft, improved to 2-1-2 in five career appearances against his former club (2.17 GAA, .927 SV%). He compiled a 55-26-8 record while playing his first five NHL seasons in Vancouver (2.20 GAA, .927 SV%, 9 SO).

Schneider improved to 10-5-1 overall this season (2.05 GAA, .928 SV%, 1 SO). That includes a 6-2-0 clip on the road (2.23 GAA, .929 SV%).

Mike Cammalleri (1-2—3) registered his fourth three-point performance of the season. He paces the Devils with 14 assists and 21 points in 20 outings.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS (Home Team in Caps)

CAROLINA 4, Los Angeles 3
San Jose 5, COLUMBUS 3
MONTREAL 4, NY Islanders 2
New Jersey 3, VANCOUVER 2

MONDAY’S ACTION (All Times Eastern)

St. Louis @ Buffalo, 7:00 p.m., FS-MW, MSG-B, BELL TV
Nashville @ NY Rangers, 7:00 p.m., SN1, SNE, SNO, SNP, FS-TN, MSG+
Carolina @ Philadelphia, 7:00 p.m., FS-CR, CSN-PH
Edmonton @ Washington, 7:00 p.m., SNW, CSN-DC
Boston @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m., TVAS, NESN, TSN4
Los Angeles @ Florida, 7:30 p.m., FS-W, FS-F
Colorado @ Winnipeg, 8:00 p.m., ALT, TSN3


The 2015-16 regular season passes the quarter mark today, with 307 of 1,230 games (24.96%) in the books as of Sunday. A snapshot of the top team and individual performances thus far:

NHL Standings
1. Dallas Stars: 17-4-0 (34 points)
2. Montreal Canadiens: 16-4-2 (34 points)
3. New York Rangers: 15-3-2 (32 points)

Home Points
1. New York Rangers: 9-1-1 (19 points)
2. Montreal Canadiens: 9-2-1 (19 points)
3. Chicago Blackhawks: 8-2-1 (17 points)

Road Points
1. San Jose Sharks: 10-3-0 (20 points)
2. Dallas Stars: 9-2-0 (18 points)
3. Montreal Canadiens: 7-2-1 (15 points)

Power Play
1. Boston Bruins: 33.9% (20 of 59)
2. Dallas Stars: 27.7% (18 of 65)
3. Montreal Canadiens: 24.4% (19 of 78)

Penalty Kill
1. Anaheim Ducks: 88.2% (69 of 76)
2. Montreal Canadiens: 86.8% (66 of 76)
3. New York Rangers: 85.1% (57 of 67)

1. Jamie Benn (DAL): 14
t-2. Patrick Kane (CHI): 13
t-2. Vladimir Tarasenko (STL): 13

t-1. Patrick Kane (CHI): 19
t-1. John Klingberg (DAL): 19
t-1. Tyler Seguin (DAL): 19

1. Patrick Kane (CHI): 13-19—32
2. Tyler Seguin (DAL): 11-19—30
3. Jamie Benn (DAL): 14-15—29

t-1. Devan Dubnyk (MIN): 11
t-1. Braden Holtby (WSH): 11
t-1. Martin Jones (SJS): 11
t-1. Henrik Lundqvist (NYR): 11

Goals-Against Average (Minimum: 6 GP)
1. Henrik Lundqvist (NYR): 1.85
2. Braden Holtby (WSH): 2.01
3. James Reimer (TOR): 2.01

Save Percentage (Minimum: 6 GP)
1. Henrik Lundqvist (NYR): .943
2. Michal Neuvirth (PHI): .939
3. James Reimer (TOR): .936

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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