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 Posted: Thu Dec 29th, 2016 11:00 pm
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Things aren't getting any easier for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Having battled injuries to key forwards all season long, the latest to hit the shelf is rookie Brayden Point, who will miss four-to-six weeks with an upper-body injury, the team announced Thursday.

Cooper: "Right when you think you're taking steps to get healthier, we take two steps back. Point was really coming into his own."

— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) December 29, 2016
Point, 20, has been a pleasant addition to the Lightning forward corps this season, chipping in 15 points in 36 games as a rookie.

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Michel Therrien was not the least bit satisfied on Wednesday night, as the Montreal Canadiens bench boss blasted his squad's effort following a 4-3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

"We were guilty. A lack of effort. A lack of desperation," Therrien told reporters following the loss. "It's unacceptable as far as I'm concerned."

The Canadiens carried a 3-1 lead into the final frame, after getting goals from Alexander Radulov, Shea Weber, and Chris Terry. But the Lightning grabbed a pair of goals in the third period, sending the game to extra time.

Tampa Bay forward Tyler Johnson sealed the victory 1:36 into the 3-on-3 overtime, beating Canadiens netminder Carey Price, who made 26 saves in the loss.

The Canadiens have now dropped three straight games, with losses to the Lightning, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Minnesota Wild.

Montreal won't have to wait long for its chance to get back into the win column, as the Canadiens head to Sunrise on Thursday to take on the Florida Panthers.

The Canadiens sit atop the Atlantic with a 21-9-5 record, good for 47 points.

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The Florida Panthers will head into 2017 without Aleksander Barkov.

The forward is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury, head coach Tom Rowe said Thursday. He offered no further update.

Rowe said Wednesday that Barkov would be "out a few days" after the 21-year-old left that night's game early, but the injury appears more significant than initially thought.

Nick Bjugstad slides up to center Florida's new top line of Jaromir Jagr and Seth Griffith. Two-thirds of line now on the shelf.

— George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) December 29, 2016
Barkov was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Thursday, but there's no word on the results.

In his fourth season, Barkov has nine goals and 18 assists in 36 games, and was heating up after a slow start.

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Connor McDavid isn't quite there yet.

Likely to reach Sidney Crosby's level sooner than later, even the Edmonton Oilers star recognizes where any conversation about the best in the game begins and ends.

McDavid on Crosby tying him in scoring race "He's the greatest player in the world..."

— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) December 29, 2016
Crosby has indeed drawn level with McDavid atop the NHL's scoring leaderboard, as both have recorded 42 points this season.

Related: Gear up for the Crosby vs. McDavid points race

The Pittsburgh Penguins superstar, however, has scored 26 goals in 31 games, and has the advantage when it comes to points per game after missing time early on with a concussion.

Crosby and McDavid are set to go head to head on March 10 in Edmonton.

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The Columbus Blue Jackets extended their franchise record for consecutive wins to 14 games Thursday night with a 5-3 result over the Winnipeg Jets.

Alexander Wennberg had his first multi-goal game and Nick Foligno racked up three points, leading the Blue Jackets to a victory that earned them a share of the third-longest win streak in NHL history.

They also moved back ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the top spot in the overall standings.

The Blue Jackets will meet the Minnesota Wild, winners of 12 straight games themselves, in a New Year's Eve clash between early-season titans.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Erik Haula scored midway through the third period to help the Minnesota Wild hold off the New York Islanders 6-4 on Thursday night for their 12th victory in a row.

Marco Scandella, Chris Stewart, Jared Spurgeon, Jordan Schroeder, and Mikael Granlund also scored for Minnesota, which had a franchise-record three goals in 80 seconds in the second period.

The Wild's Devan Dubnyk allowed more than three goals for the first time this season but made 23 saves to win his 10th straight start.

Haula put Minnesota ahead 5-4 with his sixth goal after Nino Niederreiter's shot deflected off Haula's leg. New York's Brock Nelson scored twice in 42 seconds early in the period to tie it.

The win sets up a showdown on New Year's Eve against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who have won 14 straight games. It's the first game in NHL history featuring two teams on such long winning streaks.

Jason Chimera and Nick Leddy also scored for the Islanders, who had won three in a row. Jean-Francois Berube stopped 10 of 11 shots for New York after taking over for Jaroslav Halak.

Nelson's quick trigger negated Minnesota's flurry in the second.

After Leddy had given the Islanders a 2-1 lead in the second, Stewart scored from beside the goal, banking it off Halak's shoulder into the net. Spurgeon scored 35 seconds later and Schroeder capped the franchise's fastest stretch of three goals with his second of the season.

The Wild's previous record for fastest three goals was 1:41 in 2004.

The outburst ended Halak's night. He was pulled early for the second time this season after giving up four goals on 24 shots. Berube played just his fourth game of the season and second in relief.

NOTES: The Wild reassigned F Kurtis Gabriel to Iowa of the AHL prior to the game. Gabriel has one assist and 24 penalty minutes in 10 games with Minnesota this season. ... G Thomas Greiss was scratched for the second time since Nov. 18 as the Islanders have rostered three goaltenders all season. ... New York's 6-3 win earlier this season is the only time Minnesota has lost a game by more than one goal. ... The Wild have outscored teams 44-22 in the second period this season.

UP NEXT

Islanders: A four-game road trip continues in Winnipeg on Saturday.

Wild: The two hottest teams in the NHL meet as Minnesota hosts the Columbus on Saturday.

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With two points against the Nashville Predators, Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane reached the 700-point plateau Thursday.

After picking up an assist on Jonathan Toews' sixth goal of the season, Kane ripped home his 11th to reach the milestone, becoming just the sixth player in franchise history to reach the mark.

The goal would also hold up as the game-winner as the Blackhawks snapped a three-game losing skid.

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Bestowing an honor not previously awarded in the modern era of the franchise, the Ottawa Senators retired the number of the greatest player in their history, raising Daniel Alfredsson's No. 11 to the rafters Thursday night at Canadian Tire Centre.

The @Senators retired former captain Daniel Alfredsson’s No. 11 in a pre-game ceremony at Canadian Tire Centre. #Celebrate11 pic.twitter.com/VmehiTl8Cz

— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 30, 2016
Alfredsson spent 17 of his 18 seasons with Ottawa, serving the role of captain for 13 years. Over that span, he scored 426 goals, 682 assists, and 1,108 points - all franchise records.

He was responsible for many of the greatest moments in franchise history. At the top of that list, he scored the overtime winner to send the Senators to the Stanley Cup Final in 2007.

The ceremony came just prior to puck drop versus the Detroit Red Wings, who Alfredsson spent his final season with chasing the Stanley Cup that eluded him in his career.

Initially, Alfredsson's decision to join the Red Wings strained ties with the Senators, leading some to question whether this day would come. However, soon after Alfredsson announced his retirement, the relationship was mended, and he returned to the franchise in an executive role.

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The New York Islanders have placed goaltender Jaroslav Halak on waivers, the club announced Friday.

After a strong showing for Team Europe at the World Cup in September, Halak has struggled throughout the regular season in Brooklyn, compiling a 6-8-5 record with a 3.23 goals against average and .904 save percentage.

Halak was pulled in his latest outing, after allowing four goals on 24 shots Thursday versus Minnesota.

The 31-year-old has been mostly reliable over his career, but a $4.5-million cap hit this season and next could affect where he lands, be it with a team in need of goaltending help, or the AHL.

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Auston Matthews is doing things no Toronto Maple Leafs rookie has done before.

But you knew that.

More specifically, after Thursday's contest, he's the first Maple Leafs rookie to score 18 goals in his first 35 games, according to NHL Public Relations.

Per @EliasSports: Auston Matthews is first @MapleLeafs player in modern era (since 1943-44) to score 18 goals in first 35 career NHL games. pic.twitter.com/PsOfys2mmO

— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) December 30, 2016
He's pulled ahead of the historical field, but Matthews is still one goal behind Patrik Laine in the rookie race. That said, with 12 goals over his last 16 games, he's actually now producing at a fractionally greater rate by virtue of games in hand.

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Sidney Crosby remains the best player in hockey for yet another year.

The Pittsburgh Penguins' superstar center finished 2016 with 53 goals and 47 assists for a tidy total of 100 points in 76 regular season games, leading all players in scoring over the course of the past 12 months.

This despite being held without a point in Saturday's overtime win over Montreal.

Related: Sidney Crosby, NHL Person of the Year

The 100 points puts him 13 clear of second-place Patrick Kane, who needed 82 games to record 87 points (34 goals, 53 assists).

Crosby's 53 goals were also the most scored by any player in 2016, with Alex Ovechkin finishing second with 46.

He also contributed six goals and 13 assists in 24 playoff games en route to a Stanley Cup championship and Conn Smythe Trophy as the poststeason's most valuable player.

So far this season, he leads all players with 1.35 points per game, and appears set to square off with Connor McDavid and teammate Evgeni Malkin in the race for the Art Ross Trophy.

McDavid recently conceded Crosby is the greatest player in the world, and there's no reason to believe otherwise as 2017 begins.

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All hail The King.

With a win over Colorado on Saturday, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist recorded the 390th victory of his career and passed Dominik Hasek on the NHL's all-time list.

This is significant considering their respective birth certificates.

Henrik is now the all-time leader in wins by a European-born goalie in @NHL history and is in 12th place on the NHL’s all-time wins list. pic.twitter.com/jcInvYNco9

— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) January 1, 2017
The 11 goalies ahead of Lundqvist all hail from Canada, with Chris Osgood (401), Grant Fuhr (403), and Glen Hall (407) next to be passed.

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The Nashville Predators and P.K. Subban are set to discuss the next steps in his recovery from what is being referred to as an upper-body injury.

Sportnet's Elliotte Friedman shed some light on the situation during the "Headlines" segment of Hockey Night in Canada - and later on Twitter - suggesting a pair of options in terms of treating what's believed to be a herniated disc.

From Friedman:

P.K. Subban has not played since Dec. 15 and the word is he has a herniated disc, which the Predators have not confirmed or denied. He skated (Friday), didn't go well. He skated again (Saturday), word is it didn't go well again.

So what we understand is the Predators, their doctors, and P.K. Subban will meet Sunday and decide a course of action.

One choice is to just wait it out and see if he can come back to health that way. The other is potentially surgery and that could knock him out for a long time, which nobody wants to see. So there is obvious concern about his future for this season.

In the meantime, it doesn't seem likely that Subban will be able to suit up for Nasvhville's next game, a date with the Montreal Canadiens on Jan. 3.

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The Buffalo Sabres received some bad news Saturday, as coach Dan Bylsma announced forward Johan Larsson will be out 'weeks' with a dislocated wrist.

Larsson left early in the first period of Saturday's game versus the Boston Bruins after taking a heavy hit from Bruins blue-liner Adam McQuaid.

Larsson has recorded 11 points in 36 games this season.

Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges also left the game with a hip pointer injury; however, no further update was provided.

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The Boston Bruins announced Saturday that center David Backes is out indefinitely after suffering a concussion.

Backes sustained the injury in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

The 32-year-old has appeared in 33 games this season, scoring nine goals and 10 assists.

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