* Tyler Seguin collected multiple points for the fourth time in his last six games to help the Stars match their franchise record for longest win streak.
* Henrik Lundqvist, the winningest goaltender in NHL history born outside North America, passed Curtis Joseph for sole possession of fifth place on the League’s all-time list.
* The Ducks blanked the Islanders to hand New York its first regulation loss in 45 days.
STARS EXTEND STREAKS TO MATCH FRANCHISE RECORD
Alexander Radulov (2-1—3), John Klingberg (0-3—3) and Tyler Seguin (0-2—2) each found the score sheet multiple times to help the Stars extend their point streak to 12 games (11-0-1), including wins in each of their last seven contests. Dallas matched its franchise record for longest win streak last achieved almost 12 years ago from Jan. 29 – Feb. 11, 2008.
* The Stars’ point streak is tied for their fourth-longest in franchise history, behind a 15-game run from Dec. 6, 1998 – Jan. 6, 1999 (12-0-3) as well as two separate stretches of 13 contests from March 8 – April 3, 2000 (7-0-6) and March 13 – April 7, 2001 (10-0-3).
* Dallas swept its four-game homestand, outscoring opponents 17-7 in those contests (including one shootout-deciding goal). The Stars swept a homestand of four or more games for the third time in franchise history and first since the club began play in Texas.
LUNDQVIST PASSES JOSEPH FOR FIFTH PLACE ON ALL-TIME WINS LIST
Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves to earn his 455th career regular-season win and pass Curtis Joseph (454) for sole possession of fifth place on the NHL’s all-time list.
* Lundqvist appeared in his 871st career regular-season game – the 10th-highest total by a goaltender in NHL history and the sixth-most by any player in Rangers annals behind Harry Howell (1,160), Brian Leetch (1,129), Rod Gilbert (1,065), Ron Greschner (981) and Walt Tkaczuk (945).
* Of the four goaltenders ahead of Lundqvist on the all-time wins list, only two had more victories through their 871st career regular-season game: Martin Brodeur (483) and Patrick Roy (464). Roberto Luongo owned 404 regular-season wins through his 871st career appearance, while Ed Belfour had 443.
DUCKS SNAP ISLANDERS’ FRANCHISE-RECORD POINT STREAK
John Gibson turned aside all 26 shots he faced – including 16 in the first period – as the Ducks snapped the Islanders’ franchise-record point streak at 17 games (15-0-2).
* Anaheim snapped an opponent’s point streak of 17 or more games for the second time in franchise history. The first instance occurred on Jan. 30, 2018 when they earned a 3-1 win to end the Bruins’ 18-game run (14-0-4).
* Gibson became the fourth goaltender in franchise history to blank the Islanders, joining Ron Tugnutt (Dec. 28, 1993), Jean-Sebastien Giguere (Feb. 5, 2008) and Curtis McElhinney (Nov. 10, 2010).
40-YEAR-OLD MARLEAU SCORES OVERTIME WINNER FOR SHARKS
The Kings overcame a 3-0 deficit in regulation, but Patrick Marleau scored the overtime winner as the Sharks improved to 9-1-0 in their last 10 games. Marleau became the first player age 40 or older to score an overtime goal since 42-year-old Jaromir Jagr did so on Oct. 25, 2014 (w/ NJD).
* Marleau scored his 107th career game-winning goal in the regular season and moved within one of Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin (108) for seventh place on the League’s all-time list. He recorded his 99th career game-winning goal with the Sharks to move past Bobby Hull (98 w/ CHI) for sole possession of the third-most in NHL history by a player with one franchise, trailing only Gordie Howe (121 w/ DET) and Ovechkin.
METROPOLITAN DIVISION TEAMS EXTEND HOME POINT STREAKS
The Penguins and Flyers each secured wins to continue recent strings of success on home ice:
* Jake Guentzel notched the overtime winner as Pittsburgh improved to 5-0-2 in its last seven games at PPG Paints Arena. Guentzel, who scored the decisive marker in the Penguins’ last outing (Nov. 22 vs. NJD), recorded a winning goal in consecutive team games for the fourth time in his NHL career – with two of the three previous instances occurring as a rookie during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
* Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek each registered 1-1—2 as Philadelphia extended its home point streak to nine contests (5-0-4), their longest since a 10-game run from Nov. 9, 2013 – Jan. 8, 2014 (10-0-0). The Flyers improved to 7-1-4 (18 points) at Wells Fargo Center in 2019-20, marking the seventh season in which they had one regulation loss or less through 12 home games and first since 2005-06 (9-1-2, 20 points).
SURGING PLAYERS CONTINUE TO ROLL
* Rangers forward Artemi Panarin (0-3—3) extended his home point streak to nine games (5-10—15) and has recorded multiple points in eight of his last 10 outings overall (6-12—18). He became the first Rangers player to collect multiple points eight times in a span of 10 team games since fellow countryman Pavel Bure did so from March 21 – April 10, 2002 (11-8—19).
* Sharks captain Logan Couture (0-1—1) extended his point streak to seven games (3-8—11). Couture moved within two contests of matching his career high for longest point streak, a mark set from Oct. 14 – Nov. 3, 2018 (5-9—14 in 9 GP).
* Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski (0-1—1) extended his career-high point streak to seven games (3-6—9) and matched the franchise record for longest by a blueliner, held by Jaroslav Spacek from Jan. 10-22, 2003 (1-7—8) and Bryan Berard from Oct. 24 – Nov. 4, 2005 (1-6—7).
* Sabres captain Jack Eichel (0-1—1) extended his scoring streak to six outings (6-6—12) and boosted his team-leading point total to 30 (14-16—30 in 24 GP). He became the first Sabres player to reach the 30-point mark in 24 or fewer games since Thomas Vanek in 2012-13 (14-16—30 in 24 GP).