NHL Daily Recap: Ducks defeat Winnipeg in OT

March 21, 2016

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Jakob Silfverberg scored with 58.6 seconds remaining in overtime to lead the Ducks to their third victory in their past four games overall as well as an 8-2-1 record in their last 11 road outings. Silfverberg equaled a career high with his 13th goal of the season (also 2014-15), including four in his past four contests.

Ducks forward Jamie McGinn scored for the third straight game (3-0—3).


The Capitals erased a 2-0 deficit, but the Penguins scored four unanswered goals to pick up their sixth consecutive victory, matching a season high set Oct. 24 – Nov. 6.

At 40-24-8 (88 points), the Penguins leapfrogged the idle Rangers (40-24-8, 88 points) for second place in the Metropolitan Division. Although the teams are tied in terms of points and ROW (37), Pittsburgh owns the head-to-head tiebreaker (PIT: 2-1-0, NYR: 1-2-0). The Penguins and Rangers will close their four-game season series this Sunday, March 27, at Madison Square Garden.

The Penguins reached the 40-win milestone for the 16th time in franchise history and ninth time in the past 10 seasons.

Sidney Crosby collected two assists to extend his point streak to 12 games (6-14—20), tied for the third-longest such run in the NHL this season. He ranks third overall with 31-45—76 in 2015-16 (71 GP), including a League-best 14-21—35 since the All-Star break (24 GP).

Trevor Daley and Tom Kuhnhackl both posted 1-2—3 to match and set career highs, respectively, for points in one game. Daley has registered two other three-point performances, both with the Stars: Dec. 31, 2011 vs. BOS (1-2—3) and Jan. 29, 2015 at OTT (1-2—3).


Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick and Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending March 20.


Crosby shared the League lead with 2-5—7 in four outings to help the Penguins (40-24-8, 88 points) extend their winning streak to six games and move into second place in the Metropolitan Division. He opened the week with one assist in a 2-1 shootout victory against the New York Islanders March 15. Crosby then registered multiple points in each of his next three games: 2-0—2, including the winning goal, in a 4-2 triumph over the Carolina Hurricanes March 17, 0-2—2 in a 4-1 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers March 19 and 0-2—2 in a 6-2 win over the Washington Capitals March 20. In doing so, Crosby reached the 30-goal milestone for the seventh time in his 11 campaigns and also extended his point streak to 12 games (6-14—20).

The 28-year-old Cole Harbour, N.S., native ranks third in the NHL with 31-45—76 in 71 appearances this season, including a League-best 14-21—35 in 24 contests since the All-Star break.


Quick went 3-0-0 with a 1.32 goals-against average, .953 save percentage and one shutout to help the Pacific Division-leading Kings (44-22-5, 93 points) post four victories and clinch their sixth playoff berth in the past seven seasons. He began the week by stopping all 32 shots he faced in a 5-0 triumph over the Chicago Blackhawks March 14. In doing so, Quick (Milford, Conn.) earned his 41st career shutout to move past Frank Brimsek (Eveleth, Minn.) and John Vanbiesbrouck (Detroit, Mich.) for the most by a U.S.-born goaltender in NHL history. He followed that performance with 23 saves in a 4-3 overtime win against the New York Rangers March 17 and 27 saves in a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins March 19.

The 30-year-old goaltender ranks second in the NHL with 37 wins in 58 appearances this season (2.14 GAA, .921 SV%, 4 SO), two shy of his career high established in 2009-10.


Monahan paced the NHL with five goals and tied for the League lead with seven points in four games to lift the Flames (31-35-6, 68 points) to a 3-0-1 record. He notched 2-1—3, including the winning goal, in a 7-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues March 14. Monahan scored again in a 4-1 triumph over the Winnipeg Jets March 16 before being held off the scoresheet in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche March 18. He capped the week with another 2-1—3 performance, including the winning goal, in a 4-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens March 20.

The 21-year-old Brampton, Ont., native ranks second on the Flames with 26-29—55 in 71 appearances this season, including 12-14—26 in 23 games since the All-Star break.

SUNDAY’S RESULTS (Home Team in Caps)

Anaheim 3, WINNIPEG 2 (OT)
NEW JERSEY 2, Columbus 1
PITTSBURGH 6, Washington 2
Calgary 4, MONTREAL 1
Minnesota 3, CHICAGO 2 (SO)
Colorado 3, EDMONTON 2
SAN JOSE 3, Arizona 0


Two games highlight the close playoff races in the Eastern Conference:

The Flyers (34-24-12, 80 points), the first team on the outside of the playoff picture, look to make up ground when they visit the Islanders (38-23-9, 85 points), the current occupants of the first Wild Card position, at Barclays Center. New York has won two of the first three matchups between these clubs in 2015-16 (PHI: 1-1-1), but Philadelphia earned a 4-0 victory in their most recent meeting on Jan. 9 at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers and Islanders will close their head-to-head series on the final day of the regular season: April 10, also at Barclays Center.

A pair of teams try to bounce back from losses when the Atlantic Division-leading Panthers (40-23-9, 89 points) face the Rangers (40-24-8, 88 points), the No. 3 team in the Metropolitan Division, at Madison Square Garden. This marks the third and final meeting of the season between these clubs, who have split their opening two matchups: New York posted a 5-4 overtime win on Nov. 21, while Florida responded with a 3-0 victory on Jan. 2, both at BB & T Center.

MONDAY’S ACTION (All Times Eastern)

Florida @ NY Rangers, 7:00 p.m., FS-F, MSG
Philadelphia @ NY Islanders, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN, TVAS, CSN-PH
Calgary @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m., SNW, TSN4
Los Angeles @ Nashville, 8:00 p.m., SNE, SNP, FS-W, FS-TN

By Staff of TheDailySportsHerald.com and news services

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