Andrew Shaw, Brad Marchand and Top Highlights from Feb. 26

Joe Tansey@JTansey90Featured ColumnistFebruary 27, 2019

MONTREAL, QC - FEBRUARY 09:  Andrew Shaw #65 of the Montreal Canadiens reacts on a second period goal by teammate Tomas Tatar #90 (not pictured) against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on February 9, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in overtime.  (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
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Andrew Shaw and the Montreal Canadiens stood out the most on a Tuesday night in which five NHL teams scored five or more goals.

Shaw recorded his first-career hat trick in Montreal's 8-1 demolition of the Detroit Red Wings during Tuesday's 11-game slate across North America.

The Washington Capitals, Carolina Hurricanes, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins joined Montreal in scoring five or more goals, but it was a team who netted four times Tuesday that earned the night's biggest win.

The Boston Bruins, who have the second-best record in the Eastern Conference, knocked off the San Jose Sharks, which is the second-best team in the Western Conference, thanks to four different scorers, one of whom tied a franchise record.


Tuesday's NHL Scores

Boston 4, San Jose 1

Calgary 3, New York Islanders 1

Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 2

Washington 7, Ottawa 2

Carolina 6, Los Angeles 1

Pittsburgh 5, Columbus 2

Montreal 8, Detroit 1

St. Louis 2, Nashville 0

Minnesota 3, Winnipeg 2

Arizona 4, Florida 3 (Final/Shootout)

Vegas 4, Dallas 1


Shaw Records 1st-Career Hat Trick 


An offensive outburst from the @CanadiensMTL as @shawz15er picks up the @Enterprise hatty. https://t.co/GWlK3UKfUw


Matthew Tkachuk Goes Between the Legs for Goal 

Sportsnet @Sportsnet

Matthew Tkachuk casually sniping between-the-legs, top-shelf beauties 😮 😮 https://t.co/AtEfG7EZYg


Marchand Ties Bruins' Short-Handed Goal Record


The 25th shorthanded goal of @Bmarch63's career, matching the @NHLBruins franchise mark. https://t.co/8OCjL9pnpi


Vinnie Hinostroza Wins Shootout for Coyotes

Arizona Coyotes @ArizonaCoyotes

HUGE. https://t.co/3u35Z2jLcQ


Sebastian Aho Hits 70-Point Mark

NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

Sebastian Aho is just the second player in @NHLCanes team history to register 70 points in a season prior to his 22nd birthday. The other: Eric Staal (2005-06). #NHLStats #LAKvsCAR https://t.co/UAbSMhA2ON


Mikael Backlund Goes Top Shelf


Backlund goes bar down. https://t.co/XPXKb9iqft


T.J. Oshie's Sweet Chip Over Goalie


Love the casual chip, @TJOshie77. https://t.co/E5q8hfHWix


Tomas Tatar's Quick Stick Work 


This redefines slick finish. Gotta let @TomasTatar90 know, folks. 😉 https://t.co/UsYPkSgD7i


JVR's Well-Timed Deflection 

NHL on NBC @NHLonNBCSports

🗣 J-V-R, J-V-R, J-V-R Watch more: https://t.co/6nKOECyObW https://t.co/AlY8pHGNYy


Bruins Give-And-Go

Boston Bruins @NHLBruins

Didn't take long. @JDebrusk | @mjohansson90 | #DK46 https://t.co/pdjW5SfFLu


Capitals Score 6 Straight on Ottawa

Washington Capitals @Capitals

6 in a row... #ALLCAPS #CapsSens https://t.co/l3Pob2GL2r


Shaw's Hat Trick Headlines Montreal's Rout 

Shaw's first goal of the night in the second period kicked off a scoring frenzy for the Canadiens, who put eight goals past the Red Wings on Tuesday.

Although the Canadiens and Red Wings have played plenty of times over the years, Shaw's treble was the first on the road for Montreal in Detroit since 1990, per TSN StatsCentre:

StatsCentre @StatsCentre

Andrew Shaw makes it 8-1 @CanadiensMTL to complete his 1st career hat trick. He's the 1st Habs player to record one on the road vs DET since Russ Courtnall on Feb 19, 1990

The seven-goal margin of victory was the largest for the Canadiens in Detroit since the 1978 NHL playoffs, and they have now won eight straight over the Red Wings, which is the longest streak in the series, per Stats.com:

Stats By STATS @StatsBySTATS

The @CanadiensMTL defeated the Red Wings, 8-1, for their largest margin of victory in Detroit since an 8-0 win in Game 4 of the 1978 NHL Quarterfinals. The Habs have now won 8 straight over the Red Wings, the longest streak by either side in a series that dates back to 1926-27.

In addition to Shaw's three-goal performance, the Canadiens benefited from Max Domi's five-point night, which was his highest output in a single NHL game.

Tomas Tatar, Brendan Gallagher and Joel Armia all contributed a goal for Montreal, which remains in the top wild-card position in the East with the victory.

The Canadiens lead Pittsburgh by one point and Columbus by two points in a wild-card race that is expected to go down to the wire.


Bruins Extend Point Streak by Beating Sharks

With their 4-1 win over San Jose, the Bruins extended their point streak to 14 games, a run that dates back to January 29.

Boston has won eight of its past nine games, and its only loss in that stretch was in a shootout to St. Louis Saturday.

The Bruins broke the game open in the second period, as Charlie McAvoy, Jake DeBrusk and Brad Marchand found the back of the net.

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Marchand's goal tied him with Rick Middleton for the most short-handed goals in team history with 25, per the team's official Twitter account.

Marchand credited the team's play in the first period for setting the tone for the rest of the game, per NHL.com's Matt Kalman.

"I think we played a pretty strong first, and if you continue to play that way consistently through three periods, you're going to get some bounces and you're going to make some plays," Marchand said.

Even though they're riding one of the best point streaks of the season, the Bruins are still 17 back of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Atlantic Division, and one slip up could lead to Toronto narrowing the gap between second and third, which stands at three points.


Wednesday's NHL Schedule

Edmonton at Toronto (7 p.m. ET) 

Calgary at New Jersey (7 p.m. ET) 

Tampa Bay at New York Rangers (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN) 

Vancouver at Colorado (9:30 p.m. ET) 

Chicago at Anaheim (10 p.m. ET, NBCSN)


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