NHL MORNING SKATE – NOV. 30, 2015

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NHL MORNING SKATE – NOV. 30, 2015

Welcome to the “NHL Morning Skate,” a daily collection of the latest news and notes from around the League.

AS THE CALENDAR TURNS . . .

A look at the top team and individual performances of 2015-16 entering the final day of November:

NHL Standings
1. Montreal Canadiens: 18-4-3 (39 points)
2. Dallas Stars: 19-5-0 (38 points)
3. Washington Capitals: 17-5-1 (35 points)
Home Points
1. New York Rangers: 10-3-1 (21 points)^
2. Washington Capitals: 10-3-1 (21 points)^
3. Montreal Canadiens: 9-2-2 (20 points)
^ NYR has 10 ROW, WSH has 9 ROW
Road Points
1. Dallas Stars: 10-2-0 (20 points)
2. San Jose Sharks: 10-3-0 (20 points)
3. Montreal Canadiens: 9-2-1 (19 points)
Overtime Wins
t-1. Calgary Flames: 5 (in 7 OT GP)
t-1. Chicago Blackhawks: 5 (in 8 OT GP)
t-1. Detroit Red Wings: 5 (in 9 OT GP)
Power Play
1. Boston Bruins: 32.4% (22 of 68)
2. Dallas Stars: 27.0% (20 of 74)
3. Washington Capitals: 26.8% (19 of 71)
Penalty Kill
1. Anaheim Ducks: 87.1% (74 of 85)
2. Montreal Canadiens: 86.2% (75 of 87)
3. St. Louis Blues: 85.2% (75 of 88)
Goals
1. Jamie Benn (DAL): 18
t-2. Patrick Kane (CHI): 14
t-2. Vladimir Tarasenko (STL): 14
Assists
1. Patrick Kane (CHI): 23
2. John Klingberg (DAL): 22
t-3. Erik Karlsson (OTT): 21
t-3. Tyler Seguin (DAL): 21
Points, Skaters
1. Patrick Kane (CHI): 14-23—37
2. Jamie Benn (DAL): 18-17—35
3. Tyler Seguin (DAL): 13-21—34
Points, Defensemen
1. John Klingberg (DAL): 5-22—27
2. Erik Karlsson (OTT): 5-21—26
t-3. Brent Burns (SJS): 9-11—20
t-3. Ryan Suter (MIN): 3-17—20
t-3. P.K. Subban (MTL): 1-19—20
Wins
1. Braden Holtby (WSH): 15
t-2. Martin Jones (SJS): 12
t-2. Henrik Lundqvist (NYR): 12
Goals-Against Average (Minimum: 7 GP)
1. Braden Holtby (WSH): 1.95
2. Jaroslav Halak (NYI): 2.02
3. Cory Schneider (NJD): 2.03
Save Percentage (Minimum: 7 GP)
1. Michal Neuvirth (PHI): .939
2. Henrik Lundqvist (NYR): .936
3. Carey Price (MTL): .934
Shutouts
t-1. Jake Allen (STL): 3
t-1. Devan Dubnyk (MIN): 3
t-1. Martin Jones (SJS): 3
t-1. Michal Neuvirth (PHI): 3

SNEAK PEEK AT MONDAY’S ACTION

All Times Eastern
Colorado @ NY Islanders, 7:00 p.m., ALT2, MSG+
Carolina @ NY Rangers, 7:00 p.m., FS-CR, MSG
Edmonton @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m., SN, TVAS
Vancouver @ Anaheim, 10:00 p.m., SNP, FS-W

RANGERS LOOK TO REBOUND AGAINST HURRICANES

The Rangers (16-6-2, 34 points) – who have lost three consecutive games in regulation for the first time since Oct. 11-14, 2014 (0-3-0) – look to rebound when they face the Hurricanes (8-11-4, 20 points) at Madison Square Garden. New York has won 17 of its last 18 games against Carolina dating to Feb. 22, 2011, including seven straight (CAR: 1-11-6). The Rangers also have won 10 consecutive home games against the Hurricanes dating to Jan. 5, 2011 (CAR: 0-7-3). This marks the second of four meetings this season between these Metropolitan Division rivals. New York won their first affair, 3-0 on Nov. 10 at Madison Square Garden, behind 33 saves from Henrik Lundqvist, who boasts a 21-9-1 record in 31 career appearances vs. CAR (2.03 GAA, .929 SV%, 2 SO). The teams wrap up their four-game season series with a pair of contests at PNC Arena, on Jan. 22 and March 31.

SUNDAY’S RESULT

Home Team in Caps
Florida 2, DETROIT 1 (OT)

CAMPBELL, PANTHERS RALLY PAST RED WINGS

Reilly Smith evened the game with 5:22 remaining in regulation and Brian Campbell scored at 1:20 of overtime to lift the Panthers to their second straight win and a 4-2-1 record in their past seven outings.

* Campbell registered his second career overtime goal (943 GP) and first in nearly 10 years. The other: Dec. 1, 2005 at MTL (1-2—3 w/ BUF).
* Campbell also posted his 16th career game-winning goal and first since Dec. 29, 2013 vs. MTL (1-1—2).
* The Panthers improved to 7-3-0 in their last 10 meetings with the Red Wings dating to the start of the 2013-14 season (DET: 3-3-4). The Panthers also improved to 6-0-1 in their past seven visits to Joe Louis Arena dating to Nov. 20, 2009 (DET: 1-2-4).

DID YOU KNOW?

Per Elias, there have been 131 comeback wins through the opening 354 games of the 2015-16 season (37.0%). That includes 51 victories in which a team overcame a third-period deficit.

MILESTONES & BENCHMARKS

* Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo (28 SV) played in his 883rd career game to move past John Vanbiesbrouck (882 GP) and into sole possession of eighth place on the NHL’s all-time games played list among goaltenders. Luongo trails Tony Esposito (886 GP) by three games for seventh place.

LOOSE PUCKS

The Red Wings extended their point streak to seven games (4-0-3) – six of those contests have been decided in overtime . . . Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin scored his sixth goal in his past seven outings (6-1—7). He paces all rookies with 10 goals and ranks third with 18 points this season (24 GP) . . . Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek turned aside 30 of 32 shots. He places fifth in the NHL with a .932 save percentage this season (14 GP).

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