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Alex Ovechkin showcased that he is far from being past his prime during a dominant 4-0 win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. During that game, Ovechkin netted two goals and tallied one assist. This was Ovechkin’s 120th career game in which he scored at least three points. His goal total for this season now sits at 14. This puts Ovechkin second on the league leaderboard in that category. Also, Ovechkin now has 744 career goals. Ovechkin currently has the fourth-most goals in NHL history, and the next milestone will be hit at goal number 766. He would then tie Jaromir Jagr for the third-most goals in NHL history.
The other two goals in this game were scored by Washington’s Conor Sheary. On the Sharks side, the team was unable to create an effective offense are was held at bay the entire night.
Ilya Samsonov earned himself his third shutout of the year, as he stopped all of the 22 shots he was faced with in this matchup. With a shutout in this game Samsonov now has shutouts in his past two starts.
Adin Hill made 17 saves on 20 shots to end his night with a save percentage of .850.
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Jan Rutta was the first player on the scoreboard, as he put Tampa Bay up 1-0 5:49 into the first period. His goal was unassisted.
With under two minutes remaining in the first, Pat Maroon gave the Lightning the lead for a second time with a power play goal. Maroon’s goal was assisted by Ross Colton and Mikhail Sergachev.
In the second, Victor Hedman was the only player to find the back of the net. His goal, scored just over six minutes into the period, put Tampa up 3-1. Hedman’s goal was assisted by Boris Katchouk and Jan Rutta.
Frederik Andersen posted a very solid performance in this game. He made 39 saves on 43 shots to post a save percentage of .907.
Cal Petersen had an incredibly rough afternoon in the Los Angeles crease. He allowed five goals on just 20 shots to end his game with a save percentage of .750.
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Owen Tippett was the only player to score in the first period of this game. His goal was assisted by Aaron Ekblad and Frank Vatrano. This goal put the Panthers up 1-0 heading into the first intermission.
Just over 30 seconds after scoring his first goal, Poehling scored goal number two. His second goal was assisted by Tyler Toffoli and Chris Wideman.
In the third, Matt Duchene brought life into the Predators with a single-period hat trick. All three goals came within ten minutes, and two of the three came on the power play. Ryan Johansen and Mikael Granlund earned assists on two of Duchene’s three goals. Whereas, Roman Josi and Eeli Tolvanen earned an assist each.
Juuse Saros posted arguably his worst performance of the season in this game. He allowed five goals on just 19 shots in just over 30 minutes of play. David Rittich stopped all of the nine shots he faced in the remaining 29.
Sam Montembeault made 33 saves on 36 shots for the Canadiens in net. During this game he posted a save percentage of .917.
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Brad Richardson opened the scoring with an unassisted goal netted 4:05 into the first to give the Flames a 1-0 lead.
Derick Brassard got the Flyers on the board with two consecutive goals, scored just over eight minutes apart. The latter goal was netted on the power play. Claude Giroux earned assists on both of Brassard’s goals, whereas Cam Atkinson and Ivan Provorov earned one assist each.
Manning the Bruins crease was Linus Ullmark. Ullmark stopped 29 out of 31 shots to end his night with a save percentage of .935.
Martin Jones was in net for the Flyers. He made 39 saves on 44 shots to post a save percentage of .886.
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The Dallas Stars had three different players find the back of the net in this game. Ryan Suter and Jamie Benn netted a goal each. The other two goals came courtesy Roope Hintz, and both were short-handed.
This game would require additional minutes before being decided. Just 25 seconds into overtime, Clayton Keller sealed the victory for Arizona. His game-winner was assisted by Jakob Chychrun and Phil Kessel.
For the Red Wings, Alex Nedeljkovic made 27 saves on 29 shots for a save percentage of .931.
For the Coyotes, Scott Wedgewood made 33 saves on 34 shots to post a save percentage of .971.
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