NHL Daily Power Play Recap 1/13/16: Kings beat Detroit, 4-2

January 12, 2016

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The Kings scored three unanswered goals, powered by 1-3—4 from Anze Kopitar, to improve to 7-1-1 in their last nine games and snap the Red Wings’ winning streak at four contests.

At 27-12-3 (57 points), the Kings have recorded their most wins through the opening 42 games of a season in the franchise’s 49-year history.

Kopitar posted his second four-point game of the season, also Dec. 28 at VAN (0-4—4). Per Elias, only two other players have notched multiple four-point games in 2015-16: Canucks forward Daniel Sedin (Nov. 10 at CBJ: 1-3—4 and Nov. 21 vs. CHI: 3-1—4) and Stars forward Tyler Seguin (Oct. 17 at FLA: 2-2—4 and Dec. 8 vs. CAR: 1-3—4).

Overall, Kopitar paces the Kings with 23 assists and 35 points this season, including 3-12—15 in his last nine outings. His +17 rating ranks second on the team (behind League-leader Tyler Toffoli: +23) and shares seventh place in the NHL.

Jonathan Quick, who ranks second in the League with 24 wins this season, made 25 saves to extend his personal point streak to eight games (7-0-1, 1.55 GAA, .950 SV%, 1 SO).

Red Wings defenseman Alexey Marchenko posted his second career goal (50 GP) and first since Feb. 28, 2015 at NSH .


Daniel Sedin scored twice, including the winning goal at 2:21 of overtime, to help the Canucks snap the Panthers’ franchise-record winning streaks at 12 games overall and six contests on the road.

D. Sedin, who has spent his entire NHL career with the Canucks, posted his 345th and 346th goals to tie Markus Naslund for the most in franchise history. D. Sedin also ranks second in team history with 921 points, behind his brother Henrik Sedin (220-731—951).

D. Sedin extended another club record with his 14th career overtime goal (and first of the season). He paces the Canucks in goals (19), points (40) and game-winning goals (5) in 2015-16.

Jake Virtanen added the game-tying goal with 2:38 remaining in regulation. Virtanen, the sixth overall selection in the 2014 NHL Draft, has 2-3—5 through his first 21 outings.

The Canucks have collected points eight of their last 10 games overall (6-2-2). They also are 6-2-1 in their past nine home games after beginning the season 3-6-3 at Rogers Arena.


Brent Burns and Joe Thornton both collected 1-1—2 to propel the Sharks to their second straight win overall as well as a 4-1-1 record in their last six road contests.

The Sharks improved to 14-6-2 (30 points) as visitors this season. Their 14 road wins and 30 road points rank second in the NHL, behind the Capitals (16-4-2, 34 points).

Burns extended his point streak to a career-high seven games (6-5—11). His 18 total goals pace all defensemen in 2015-16, while his 39 points rank second among blueliners.

Via Elias, Burns became the first defenseman to score 18 or more goals in his team’s opening 40 games of a season since 1990-91, when Al MacInnis posted an equal number with the Flames.

Thornton, who ranks third on the team with 8-23—31 in 2015-16, has recorded at least one point in 10 of his past 11 games (4-11—15).


Jesper Fast scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:42 remaining in regulation to help the Rangers overcome a 1-0 deficit entering the third period and improve to 4-2-1 in their last seven games.

The Rangers improved to 16-5-2 (34 points) at Madison Square Garden this season. Their 34 home points are tied for second in the NHL (w/ DAL), while their 16 home wins share third overall (w/ WSH).

Henrik Lundqvist (32 SV) made a scorpion save against Max Talbot to preserve a 1-1 tie in the third period. Lundqvist improved to 19-11-4 overall this season (2.49 GAA, .920 SV%, 2 SO).

Fast posted his seventh goal of the season (40 GP) to surpass his rookie total of six in 2014-15 (58 GP). He also collected his second game-winning goal of the campaign (other Nov. 10 vs. CAR).

MONDAY’S RESULTS (Home Team in Caps)

NY RANGERS 2, Boston 1
San Jose 5, CALGARY 4
VANCOUVER 3, Florida 2 (OT)
LOS ANGELES 4, Detroit 2

TUESDAY’S ACTION (All Times Eastern)

Columbus @ NY Islanders, 7:00 p.m., FS-O, MSG+
Pittsburgh @ Carolina, 7:00 p.m., TVAS, ROOT, FS-CR
New Jersey @ St. Louis, 8:00 p.m., MSG+ 2, FS-MW
Buffalo @ Minnesota, 8:00 p.m., MSG-B, BELL TV, FS-N+
San Jose @ Winnipeg, 8:00 p.m., CSN-CA, TSN3
Nashville @ Chicago, 8:30 p.m., SNE, SNO, SNP, FS-TN, CSN-CH+
Tampa Bay @ Colorado, 9:00 p.m., NBCSN
Edmonton @ Arizona, 9:00 p.m., SNW, FS-A+

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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