NHL Daily Power Play Recap 2/15/16: Kings fall to New Jersey, 1-0

February 15, 2016

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


Keith Kinkaid stopped all 28 shots he faced, including 12 in the third period, to earn his first career shutout (31 GP) and guide the Devils to their third consecutive victory. At 29-21-7 (65 points), New Jersey leapfrogged two teams – the idle Islanders (29-19-6, 64 points) and Penguins (28-19-7, 63 points) – to move into third place in the Metropolitan Division. Both New York and Pittsburgh hold three games in hand.

Devils defenseman David Schlemko notched his fourth game-winning goal of the season (49 GP). He had zero such goals in his first 231 NHL appearances .


Three players – Pavel Datsyuk (2-1—3), Henrik Zetterberg (2-1—3) and Darren Helm (2-0—2) – scored two goals apiece to lift the Red Wings over the Bruins in the finale of their five-game homestand (4-0-1).

At 29-18-9 (67 points), the Red Wings leapfrogged the Bruins (30-20-6, 66 points) for second place in the Atlantic Division. Detroit also snapped a six-game skid in the head-to-head series dating to Oct. 15, 2014 (0-2-4). The teams close their four-game season set on April 7 at TD Garden (BOS: 2-1-0, DET: 1-1-1).

Via Elias, three Red Wings players each recorded multiple goals in the same game for the first time since Feb. 13, 1996, when Vyacheslav Kozlov (2-3—5), Greg Johnson (2-1—3) and Keith Primeau (2-0—2) all did so in a 9-4 victory vs. LAK.

Datsyuk posted his second multi-goal (also Feb. 8 vs. FLA: 2-0—2) and three-point performances (also Jan. 14 at ARI: 1-2—3) of the season to extend his point streak to five games (5-4—9).

Datsyuk, who has spent his entire career with the Red Wings, also recorded his 900th NHL point with his first goal (309-593—902). He became the sixth player in franchise history to reach the milestone, following Gordie Howe (786-1,023—1,809), Steve Yzerman (692-1,063—1,755), Alex Delvecchio (456-825—1,281), Nicklas Lidstrom (264-878—1,142) and Sergei Fedorov (400-554—954).

Zetterberg added his first multi-goal game since Jan. 18, 2015 vs. BUF (3-1—4), while Helm registered his second such performance in 2015-16 (also Dec. 10 vs. MTL: 2-0—2).

Bruins forward Brad Marchand (1-1—2) scored eight seconds after the opening face-off to extend his goal streak to a career-high seven games (8-3—11).

Elias says that Marchand set a Bruins record for the fastest goal to begin a game, breaking the previous mark of nine seconds established by Fleming MacKell exactly 63 years prior – on Feb. 14, 1953 vs. NYR.

Marchand has scored in 12 of his last 13 games (13-3—16) to match a career high and move into fifth place in the NHL with 28 goals this season. Elias notes that he became the first NHL player to register goals in 12 of 13 games since Anaheim’s Teemu Selanne did so Feb. 10 – March 5, 1999 (G in 12 of 13 GP: 14-7—21). The last Bruins player to achieve that feat: Cam Neely from Nov. 11, 1993 – Jan. 2, 1994 (G in 12 of 13 GP: 16-6—22).

Marchand’s seven-game goal streak equals the longest such run in the NHL this season, a feat achieved by two other players: Chicago’s Patrick Kane (Nov. 2-15: 7-9—16) and Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby (Jan. 21 – Feb. 8: 10-6—16).

SUNDAY’S RESULTS (Home Team in Caps)

BUFFALO 4, Colorado 1
NEW JERSEY 1, Los Angeles 0
DETROIT 6, Boston 5
St. Louis 2, TAMPA BAY 1
NY RANGERS 3, Philadelphia 1

MONDAY’S ACTION (All Times Eastern)

Detroit @ NY Islanders, 1:00 p.m., NHLN-US, SN, FS-D, MSG+
Anaheim @ Calgary, 4:00 p.m., PRIME, FS-SD, SNW
Pittsburgh @ Florida, 7:30 p.m., SN1, SNO, SNP, TVAS, ROOT, FS-F
Dallas @ Nashville, 8:00 p.m., FS-SW, FS-TN
Toronto @ Chicago, 8:30 p.m., NHLN-US, TSN4, CSN-CH
Montreal @ Arizona, 9:00 p.m., SNE, RDS, FS-A
Minnesota @ Vancouver, 10:00 p.m., FS-N, FS-WI, SNP

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

No comments:

Post a Comment

We encourage all intelligent, passionate comments. Please refrain from any ignorant, racist, or offensive rants.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...