NHL Daily Power Play Recap 12/12/15: Quick shines in Kings victory

December 12, 2015

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Jonathan Quick made 40 saves through 65 minutes and stopped three of four Pittsburgh shooters in the shootout to backstop the Kings to their sixth consecutive victory, their second such run of the season (also Oct. 16-31: 7-0-0).

Per Elias, Quick improved to 10-0-3 in 13 career regular-season games where he has made 40 or more saves.

At 19-8-1 (39 points), the Kings lead the Pacific Division and trail the League-leading Stars (22-5-2, 46 points) by seven points for first place in the Western Conference.

Defenseman Jake Muzzin (1-1—2) notched his fourth multi-point game of the season -- five  (2-3—5) of Muzzin’s 15 points this season have come against the Penguins.

Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin (1-0—1) now has seven goals (7-4—11) in nine career games against Los Angeles while teammate Chris Kunitz (0-1—1) stretched his point streak to five games (1-7—8).


Patrick Kane scored for the third straight game to extend his franchise-record point streak to 25 games (16-23—39) and lead the Blackhawks to a 2-0 victory over the Jets, their third win in their last four outings.

Kane continues to pace all players with 19-26—45 this season -- he has registered at least one point in 28 of 30 games. His 26 assists are tied for first in the League with Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson, while his 19 goals rank second behind Dallas forward Jamie Benn (20).

Kane joins Sidney Crosby as the only players since the 1992-93 season to register a point streak of 25 games. Crosby posted 50 points (26-24—50) in 25 games between Nov. 5 – Dec. 28, 2010. Elias notes that Kane is the first player on a defending Stanley Cup champion to have a point streak of at least 25 games since 1985-86, when Wayne Gretzky had a 39-game streak for the Edmonton Oilers and teammate Paul Coffey scored in 28 straight games.

Corey Crawford turned aside all 22 shots he faced to pick up his third shutout of the season and the 15th of his career. Crawford has won three consecutive decisions and improved to 14-7-2 overall (2.33 GAA, .921 SV%, 3 SO).

Jonathan Toews notched the game-winning goal, his third of the season and 46th of his career.


Down 1-0, the Stars scored three consecutive goals to defeat the Flyers and stretch their point streak to seven games (5-0-2).

At 22-5-2 (46 points), the League-leading Stars continued their best start to a season in the franchise’s 48-year history.

Jamie Benn scored his League-leading 20th goal of the season and Tyler Seguin registered his 25th assist; Benn (20-20—40) and Seguin (15-25—40) are tied for second in League scoring with 40 points apiece. This is the second consecutive season in which a Stars player has been the first in the League to score 20 goals, with Seguin earning that distinction in 2014-15.

Stars forward Antoine Roussel notched his team-leading fourth game-winning goal of the season.


Lauri Korpikoski (3-0—3) recorded his first career hat trick and the Oilers broke a 5-5 draw with two goals in the final 1:34 of regulation to pick up a 7-5 win over the Rangers.

Per Elias, Korpikoski, who made his NHL debut with the Rangers in 2008-09, is the first former Rangers player to score three goals in one game against them since Alex Kovalev did that for the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Jan. 5, 2002.

In addition to Korpikoski, Taylor Hall (2-2—4), Leon Draisaitl (0-4—4) and Teddy Purcell (1-2—3) all recorded at least three points.

Hall has scored in four straight games (5-4—9), equaling his career high goal streak (last achieved March 8 – 14, 2012), and has scored the game-winning goal in three consecutive contests. Hall leads the Oilers in goals, assists and points this season with 14-30—34 and is tied with Evgeni Malkin (PIT) for the League-lead with five game-winning goals.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS (Home Team in Caps)

NEW JERSEY 3, Detroit 2 (OT)
Los Angeles 3, PITTSBURGH 2 (SO)
CHICAGO 2, Winnipeg 0
DALLAS 3, Philadelphia 1
EDMONTON 7, NY Rangers 5
ARIZONA 2, Minnesota 1 (OT)
Carolina 5, ANAHEIM 1

SATURDAY’S ACTION (All Times Eastern)

Florida @ Boston, 1:00 p.m., SN1, FS-F, NESN
Los Angeles @ Buffalo, 7:00 p.m., FS-W, MSG-B, BELL TV
Ottawa @Montreal, 7:00 p.m., CBC, TVAS, CITY
Washington @ Tampa Bay, 7:00 p.m., NHLN-US, CSN-DC, SUN
NY Islanders @ Columbus, 7:00 p.m., MSG+, FS-O
Dallas @ St. Louis, 8:00 p.m., FS-SW+, FS-MW
Colorado @ Arizona, 9:00 p.m., FS-CR, FS-A
NY Rangers @ Calgary, 10:00 p.m., CBC, MSG+
Minnesota @ San Jose, 10:30 p.m., FS-N, CSN-CA

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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