The Buzzer: Hats off to Rust, Verhaeghe, and Kessel; Pride win Isobel Cup
Bryan Rust and Carter Verhaeghe recorded hat tricks on Saturday night while the Boston Pride won the Isobel Cup over the Minnesota Whitecaps. You can read more about the Pride win here. You can see the highlights here. Other Notable Performances From Saturday • Samuel Morin scored his first NHL goal to help lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a much-needed 2-1 win over the New York Rangers. • The Buffalo Sabres lost for the 17th game in a row when they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Boston Bruins. Boston scored two goals in the third period to get the win.
Take a team-by-team look at the longest winning streaks for all 31 NHL franchises. © Provided by Hockey News on Sports Illustrated Sidney Crosby
The Pittsburgh Penguins are the only team in NHL history with two winning streaks of 15 games or more. Mario Lemieux led the Pens to an NHL-record 17 consecutive victories in 1992-93, and then Sidney Crosby powered Pitt to 15 straight in 2012-13. Only two other teams in league history have won at least 15 in a row.
Here's a team-by-team look at the longest winning streaks in franchise history:
Longest winning streak: 11 games (2015-16)
The Ducks won 10 in a row in 2013-14, then turned it up one louder a couple years later.
The Buzzer: Marleau, Sabres make NHL history – good and bad – on Monday
Highlights, scores, and more from around the league.You don’t see Mark Scheifele and Nikolaj Ehlers line up together all that often, at least at even strength. That might change after this display, though.
Longest winning streak: 9 games (1984-85) You've got to go back more than 35 years to when the Coyotes were the original Winnipeg Jets for the franchise's best-ever streak.
Longest winning streak: 14 games (1929-30) The Bruins lead the NHL with eight all-time winning streaks of at least 10 games, maxing out with a 14-gamer in the early days of the NHL. Boston's most recent hot run was a 10-game streak in 2011-12.
Longest winning streak: 10 games (three times, most recently 2018-19)
It's pretty hard to believe that the Sabres, coming off an 18-game winless skid, were able to win 10 in a row as recently as two years ago. Here's something more believable: despite the streak, Buffalo missed the playoffs anyway.
Blackhawks-Hurricanes stream: Tuesday’s NHL on NBCSN matchup
Coverage of Blackhawks-Hurricanes begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton enters Tuesday’s contest with the League’s longest active point streak (14 games, 2G-14A). Hamilton extended the streak with an assist on Martin Necas’ eventual game-winning power play goal during the third period of Carolina’s 4-3 win over first-place Tampa on Saturday. In doing so, Hamilton surpassed Auston Matthews (13 games) for the longest point streak this season. Edmonton’s Connor McDavid is the only other player with an active point streak of at least 10 games.
Longest winning streak: 10 games (two times, most recently 2016-17)
The Flames have had two 10-game streaks, including in 1978-79 when the franchise was based in Atlanta. Bob MacMillan had 108 points and Guy Chouinard scored 50 goals that season.
Longest winning streak: 9 games (three times, most recently 2008-09)
The Hurricanes also had not one, but two nine-game win streaks in 2005-06, a season that ended with the franchise's one and only Stanley Cup championship.
Longest winning streak: 12 games (2015-16)
NHL Power Rankings: Fleury, Stone drive Golden Knights to top
The Golden Knights take the top spot with the defending Stanley Cup champs right behind them.The Golden Knights look like a Stanley Cup contender for the fourth year in a row and might have their best team yet.
Coming off three Cups in six years, the Blackhawks reeled off a franchise-best 12-game win streak in 2015-16. No parade at the end of the season, though.
Longest winning streak: 12 games (1998-99)
In between their Cup wins in 1996 and 2001, the Avs won a dozen in a row in 1998-99. In the playoffs, they lost in the West final in seven games to Dallas, who went on to take the Cup.
Sidney Crosby really sells this high stick
Patrice Bergeron received a four-minute double-minor for his actions. Crosby had scored a shorthanded goal before the faceoff, which made it 6-5. Boston added an empty-net goal to make it 7-5 and won by that score.Maybe the lesson learned here is any time there is the slightest bit of contact, make sure you sell it as much as possible.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily.
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
Longest winning streak: 16 games (2016-17)
You probably weren't expecting to see the Blue Jackets with the second-longest winning streak in NHL history, but here we are.
Longest winning streak: 7 games (five times, most recently 2019-20) The Stars are tied with the 2.0 version of the Winnipeg Jets as the franchises with the shortest all-time win streak. At least the Stars have done it five times.
DETROIT RED WINGS
Longest winning streak: 9 games (seven times, most recently 2007-08)
Despite being an Original Six team that's been led by the legendary likes of Gordie Howe and Steve Yzerman, the Wings have never had a double-digit win streak. They've won nine in a row on seven occasions, though, and the last time it happened – 2007-08 – is also the last time they won the Cup.
Longest winning streak: 9 games (2000-01)
For all the winning that Wayne Gretzky and Co. did in the '80s, it was an Oilers team led by Doug Weight, Ryan Smyth and Tommy Salo that set the franchise mark for consecutive wins.
Longest winning streak: 12 games (2015-16)
Oilers-Senators stream: Wednesday’s NHL on NBCSN matchup
Coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports app.McDavid (64 points) and Draisaitl (57 points) rank first and second in the League in scoring this season. The Edmonton pair finished first and second last season with Draisaitl claiming the Art Ross Trophy. If the duo finish 1-2 again, they would become the first set of teammates to sweep the top-two spots in consecutive years since Boston’s Phil Esposito and Bobby Orr did so in the ’73-74 and ’74-75 campaigns. Together, Esposito and Orr finished 1-2 on five separate occasions.
The Panthers set a team record with 47 victories and 103 points in 2015-16, keyed by a franchise-best nine-game run.
LOS ANGELES KINGS
Longest winning streak: 9 games (2009-10)
After missing the playoffs six straight years, the Kings returned to the post-season with the help of a franchise-best nine-game win streak in 2009-10.
Longest winning streak: 12 games (2016-17)
The Wild set a team record with 49 victories and 106 points in 2016-17, keyed by a franchise-best 12-game run.
Longest winning streak: 12 games (1967-68)
There's nothing wrong with a 12-game streak, but you'd think a franchise as storied as le blue, blanc et rouge would've reeled of a run for the ages at some point.
Longest winning streak: 10 games (2017-18)
The Predators set a team record with 53 victories and 117 points in 2017-18, keyed by a franchise-best 10-game run.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Longest winning streak: 13 games (2000-01)
The Devils won a lucky 13 in a row in 2000-01 but couldn't win their last outing of the season, losing to Ray Bourque and the Avs in Game 7 of the Cup final.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Longest winning streak: 15 games (1981-82)
In the middle of their four-peat dynasty in the early '80s, the Isles tied for the third-longest winning streak in NHL history with 15 straight victories.
The Buzzer: Predators keep rolling; Ovechkin moves closer to Dionne
A look at Tuesday's action around the NHL.The netminder stopped all 27 shots he faced as the Rangers blanked the Devils 3-0. The shutout was Shesterkin’s first of his NHL career. Pavel Buchnevich, whose empty net goal was the 20,000th goal in franchise history, had a two-point night along with defenseman Adam Fox.
NEW YORK RANGERS
Longest winning streak: 10 games (two times, most recently 1972-73)
The Rangers have won 10 in a row twice, the first time was 1939-40, which was also the last season they won the Cup before their infamous 54-year drought.
Longest winning streak: 11 games (2009-10)
Look at it this way: the Senators won more games during their franchise-best streak than they won during their entire expansion 1992-93 season, when they played 84 games and went 10-70-4.
Longest winning streak: 13 games (1985-86)
The Flyers set the NHL record with an incredible 35-game undefeated streak (25 wins, 10 ties) in 1979-80, then a few years later rode a 13-game win streak to a franchise-best 53 victories in '85-86.
Longest winning streak: 17 games (1992-93) Coming off back-to-back Cups in 1991 and '92, Mario Lemieux and the Penguins kept the good times rolling with an NHL-record 17 straight wins in 1992-93. Couldn't get past David Volek and the Isles in Round 2, though.
ST. LOUIS BLUES
Longest winning streak: 11 games (2018-19)
Foreshadowing? The Blues set a team record with 11 straight victories in 2018-19, then went on to the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup.
SAN JOSE SHARKS
Longest winning streak: 11 games (2007-08)
The Sharks did a lot of winning in the first 20 years of this century, and it never got better than their 11-game run in '07-08.
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Longest winning streak: 11 games (2019-20)
Foreshadowing? The Bolts set a team record with 11 straight victories in 2019-20, then went on to the franchise's second-ever Stanley Cup.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
Longest winning streak: 10 games (1993-94)
The Leafs only have one double-digit win streak in their Original Six history, a 10-gamer in '93-94 when Doug Gilmour was leading the charge.
Longest winning streak: 10 games (2002-03)
After bottoming out in the late 1990s, the Canucks signalled the dominant decade that was to come with a 10-game streak in '02-03.
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS
Longest winning streak: 8 games (two times, most recently 2019-20)
They haven't been around long, but they've been around long enough to best the longest win streaks by Dallas and Winnipeg. Two teams down, 28 to go...
Longest winning streak: 14 games (2009-10)
The Capitals set a team record with 121 points in 2009-10, keyed by a franchise-best 14-game run.
Longest winning streak: 7 games (2016-17)
The forerunner Atlanta Thrashers won six in a row twice, just in case you're wondering.
NHL's COVID protocol-related absences for April 17, 2021 .
Players in the protocol are: Colorado's Bowen Byram, Philipp Grubauer and Joonas Donskoi; Edmonton's Dmitry Kulikov; Los Angeles' Matt Roy; Montreal's Jon Merrill and Erik Gustafsson; Philadelphia's Jackson Cates; Toronto's Nick Foligno, Riley Nash and Ben Hutton; and Vancouver's Nate Schmidt and Jake Virtanen. Read more here.APRIL 15The NHL has confirmed that the Vancouver Canucks will not return to play from their lengthy COVID-19 pause Friday night versus the Edmonton Oilers as originally hoped.