1. Artemi Panarin, Rangers: It was a pretty darn good night for the Rangers forward during a 6-2 win over the Islanders at MSG. Panarin scored twice and added three assists to become the second Rangers player in as many games to record a five-point night at home. In his last four games the Russian forward has four goals and 12 points.
3. Ilya Samsonov, Capitals: Alex Ovechkin provided both goals in a 2-0 win over the Hurricanes. For Samsonov, he stopped all 23 shots he faced to pick up his first career NHL shutout. Ovechkin, meanwhile, tallied career goals No. 685 and 686 to pass Teemu Selanne for 11th place on the all-time list. More on that here.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NIGHT
• Here’s a look at Panarin’s five-point night:
• Ivan Barbashev is thankful for this gift from the Ducks:
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) January 14, 2020
• Brad Marchand continued the Bruins’ woes in the shootout with this unique failed attempt against the Flyers.
PREMATURE FIGHT OF THE NIGHT
It wouldn’t be an Islanders-Rangers game without a little edge to it. Ross Johnston and Micheal Haley dropped the mitts 2:33 into the game. Before the next face-off it was Matt Martin and Brendan Smith‘s turn to go at it. The only problem? You can’t have another fight before the puck drops after the first one. That meant Martin and Smith were assessed game misconducts and tossed from the game.
STATS OF THE NIGHT
#STLBlues are on a 9-game home winning streak, matching their longest such streak in franchise history
(They won 9 in a row at home in Jan-Feb 1991) .
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) January 14, 2020
Artemi Panarin has posted his 20th multi-point game of the season, which is tied for the most in the NHL in 2019-20. #NYR
— NYR Stats & Info (@NYRStatsInfo) January 14, 2020
Canadiens 2, Flames 0
Rangers 6, Islanders 2
Capitals 2, Hurricanes 0
Flyers 6, Bruins 5 (SO)
Blues 4, Ducks 1