The Tampa Bay Lightning and Buffalo Sabres concluded the 2019 NHL Global Series by tying the record for most combined goals scored by two teams playing a regular-season game outside of North America.
Pat Maroon scored twice and Yanni Gourde (one goal, one assist) got the game-winner at 9:48 of the third period to lift the Lightning to a 5-3 win against the Sabres at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm on Saturday. The eight combined goals matched the mark set by the Calgary Flames and San Jose Sharks in Tokyo on Oct. 10, 1998, and equaled by the St. Louis Blues and Detroit Red Wings in Stockholm on Oct. 3, 2009.
Tweet from @PR_NHL: The @TBLightning and @BuffaloSabres matched the NHL record for most combined goals by two teams competing in a regular-season game outside North America. #NHLStats #NHLGlobalSeries pic.twitter.com/HXEhDQvfGe
Tampa Bay also tied the highest total of goals scored by one team outside North America. The victory gave the Lightning a two-game sweep of the Sabres at the Global Series.
Blues, Capitals keep rolling
David Perron scored his third overtime goal in seven games and fifth game-winning goal of the season to give the St. Louis Blues their seventh consecutive victory, 3-2 against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome.
Perron beat Flames goalie David Rittich at 2:46 of OT to become the first player in NHL history to score three overtime goals prior to his team’s 20th game.
The Washington Capitals were sparked by multipoint games from Evgeny Kuznetsov (two points; one goal, one assist), Nicklas Backstrom (two goals), John Carlson (two assists) and Jakub Vrana (two assists) in a 5-2 victory against the Vegas Golden Knights at Capital One Arena to extend their winning and point streaks to six and 11 games (10-0-1), respectively.
Carlson (28 points; eight goals, 20 assists) joined Bobby Orr (1974-75) and Al MacInnis (1990-91) as the third NHL defenseman to have 10 multipoint games through his team’s first 18 games of a season.
Tweet from @PR_NHL: John Carlson recorded his 430th and 431st career point to pass Scott Stevens (98-331���429 in 601 GP) for second-most by a defenseman in @Capitals history. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/iZgKCQ9BJE
Islanders stretch point streak to 12
Mathew Barzal and Scott Mayfield scored to help the New York Islanders to a 2-1 win against the Florida Panthers at Barclays Center, extending their point streak to 12 games (11-0-1) since Oct. 12, when they were 1-3-0 before a 3-2 shootout victory against the Panthers at Nassau Coliseum.
The Islanders have earned a point in 12 straight team games for the first time since their 15-game winning streak in 1981-82, the longest in their history.
Senators strike for two goals in four seconds
Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Vladislav Namestnikov scored four seconds apart in the first period to help the Ottawa Senators to a 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes at Canadian Tire Centre for their third victory in four games (3-0-1). It was the 10th time in NHL history a team scored two goals in four seconds or less.
Tweet from @PR_NHL: The @Senators recorded the 10th instance in NHL history of a team scoring two goals in a span of four seconds or less. #NHLStats: https://t.co/vlsCCMHkwd pic.twitter.com/QN8nGDBRLJ