If you are wondering about how the career of Jarno Kultanen turned out--he scored 13 points in 102 NHL games for the Bruins over three seasons. Think Donato's got him beat... 2. Thomas Vanek, Bruin killer Vanek now has 70 points in 64 games vs. Bruins after notching his 20th of the season during Columbus' 5-4 overtime win on Monday. And yes, it was a sick deflection.
Not a surprise. Ryan Donato gets his first NHL goal in his first NHL game. pic.twitter.com/w3rKn4EDRG— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) March 20, 2018
5. Woeful Habs shut out again The Montreal Canadiens were shut out for a team record 12th time on Monday night at Bell Centre, 2-0 by the Panthers. Florida has now shut the Habs out three times in four meetings this season. Montreal averages 2.47 goals per game, and ranks 29th in the NHL with 170 total goals. 6. Another milestone for Luongo Roberto Luongo made 28 saves to record his 76th career shutout and move into a tie with Tony Esposito and Ed Belfour for ninth on the NHL's all-time list. Luongo, 38, is fourth on the NHL's all-time win list with 468, just 16 wins behind Ed Belfour for third. 7. The Preds are in a league of their own With tonight's win in Buffalo, the Predators now have points in 15 consecutive games (14-0-1) which sets a franchise record (In 2015-16, the Predators went 9-0-5 over a 14-game stretch). The Predators have also earned points in 15 consecutive road games, which extends a franchise record and have won nine straight away from home, another club record.
So, 39 goals now for 33-year-old Eric Staal. Market wasn't huge for him on July 1, 2016, teams worried about his declining game or so it seemed at the time. The Wild take a chance at $3.5 M per year. What a bargain, as it turns out. https://t.co/gOrFIO4s0c— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) March 20, 2018
Nashville has scored 59 goals and allowed 27 during the streak. Victor Arvidsson has caught fire for Nashville over the course of the streak, leading the team with 8 goals and 18 points in the 15 games. Rinne has gone 11-0-0 with a .950 save percentage and a 1.64 GAA (plus three shutouts). 8. Ekman-Larsson scores 100th career goal Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored the game-winner in Arizona's 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Monday. OEL becomes just the 6th Swedish defenseman to reach 100 goals, per Craig Morgan of AZ Sports. The others? Nicklas Lidström (264), Börje Salming (150), Fredrik Olausson (147), Calle Johansson (119), Erik Karlsson (125).
Pekka Rinne improved to 40-9-4 in 2017-18 and earned the third 40-win season of his career, trailing only Martin Brodeur for the most such seasons in NHL history. #NHLStats #NSHvsBUF pic.twitter.com/ic0rZ99Fvn— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 20, 2018
9. Flames powerless Calgary’s powerplay has gone completely invisible, and their playoff chances are taking a hit as a result. In their last 11 games, the Flames have gone 1 for 33 with the man advantage. Calgary is 3-7-1 over that stretch. The Flames are six out of the wild card with two teams (St. Louis and Dallas) between them and a playoff spot. They have nine games left to play.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson just rifled it past Mike Smith for his 100th career goal. How sweet it is, eh?— Catherine Silverman (@catmsilverman) March 20, 2018