Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning

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ANAHEIM San Jose Sharks T-Shirts Womens , Calif. (AP) —are taking their incredible roll right into the new year.The Lightning won their sixth straight game and finished December unbeaten in regulation after a 2-1 overtime victory against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night. They went 12-0-1 in December and are the eighth NHL team in the last 10 years to finish a calendar month without a regulation loss after playing a minimum of eight games.Tampa Bay heads into 2019 on a 14-0-1 run and with a league-high 64 points. The Lightning are 17-1-1 over their last 19 games.“When you’re hot, you’re hot and it seems like everyone is getting hot at the same time,” coach Jon Cooper said. “You have to take advantage when times like this happen.”Kucherov had a goal and an assist for his ninth multipoint game in December. Kucherov and Steven Stamkos are the first set of teammates to combine for 50 or more points in a calendar month since March 2001 when four pairs — three of which were combinations from Pittsburgh — accomplished the feat. Kucherov and Stamkos combined for 23 goals and 28 assists in December.“To think, especially in this era where there is a lot of tight checking and low-scoring games, to accumulate those types of points, it’s what those guys do,” Cooper said.Brayden Point scored 35 seconds into overtime when he took a pass from Kucherov near the blue line. Point skated into the zone, chipped the puck over the stick of Anaheim’s Brandon Montour and cut to the net, where he beat goalie John Gibson with a backhand.Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots for his 100th NHL victory.Nick Ritchie scored Anaheim’s lone goal and Gibson made 33 saves.The Ducks have earned one point in each of their last two games but are winless in their past six. They go into January as the first wild card in the Western Conference but are just one point ahead of Dallas and three in front of Vancouver.“We’re in a bit of a skid at the moment,” captain Ryan Getzlaf said. “We know what kind of group we have here. We need to get ready and get one again in January.”Kucherov San Jose Sharks Hoodies Womens , who has a goal in four straight games, opened the scoring at 6:06 of the first when he finished off a tic-tac-toe passing setup from Erik Cernak and Point with a shot that beat Gibson on his glove side. It was his ninth goal in December.Ritchie evened it with 2:52 remaining in the period when he got a pass from Ondrej Kase and beat Vasilevskiy from point-blank range. Ritchie, who had a career-best three assists in Saturday’s loss to Arizona, has a point in three straight games.“With the long travel day and early start it looked like we were in quicksand a little bit. Anaheim was on us. We managed the puck and the game well from the second period on,” Cooper said.NOTES: Pittsburgh’s Jaromir Jagr and Mario Lemieux hold the record for most points in a month by a pair of teammates with 59 (27 goals, 32 assists). The others to reach 50 were two other pairs of Penguins — Martin Straka and Jagr (55 points) plus Straka and Lemieux (52) — along with New Jersey’s Petr Sykora and Patrik Elias (50). … Tampa Bay has picked up points in nine straight road games. … Kase has seven goals and four assists in his last 10 games. … The Lightning are 9-2-2 against the Ducks since the start of the 2011-12 season.UP NEXTLightning: At the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.Ducks: Host the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday night. SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Winter Classic is going back to college — and it’s bringing along two familiar foes.Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks. Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins.Hockey at the home of Knute Rockne, Paul Hornung and, of course, Rudy.The 11th edition of the NHL’s annual New Year’s Day showcase features its fourth matchup of Original Six franchises — two teams with plenty of experience when it comes to playing outside San Jose Sharks Hats Womens , and prominent connections to each other and host Notre Dame.While many hockey fans are sick of the same group of teams playing in the NHL’s outdoor series — especially the Blackhawks, who are winless in three previous appearances in the Winter Classic — it sounds as if it never gets old for Kane, Bergeron and company.“Very special. It’s always fun,” said Bergeron, who split his first two appearances in the Winter Classic, winning at Fenway Park in 2010 and losing at Gillette Stadium three years ago. “You know obviously the history behind this stadium is huge and goes way back.“You try to soak everything in, but at the same time we know what happened last time. You have a job to do and we have to make sure that we’re ready for that. But that being said, also it’s a great event. We’re looking forward to it and now we’re here.”Just three days after Notre Dame lost in the College Football Playoff, the longtime home of the Fighting Irish hosts the NHL’s sixth regular-season game in Indiana. It becomes the second college to host the Winter Classic, joining the University of Michigan in 2014.The 30-year-old Kane Custom San Jose Sharks Jerseys , who has seven goals and six assists during a seven-game point streak, said Notre Dame is popular in the Irish section of Buffalo where he grew up. He said he wasn’t a fan of the school when he was a kid, but he has been coming to campus for training camp and football games over the years and understands the significance of his surroundings.“Yeah, I mean Notre Dame, it’s so much history,” Kane said. “For us, you just kind of think of having training camp here. Then like for me, you watch that movie ‘Rudy’ growing up all the time. Some unbelievable scenes in that. So pretty amazing that you’re just going to be playing hockey out there and you’re going to actually be performing out there.”Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is a Notre Dame alum. He said he visits campus multiple times every year, but this was different.“I never thought I’d see a hockey rink in the middle of Notre Dame Stadium,” he said.That hockey rink was mostly empty on Monday. A steady rain forced both teams to practice indoors at Notre Dame’s Compton Family Ice Arena.The forecast is more encouraging for Tuesday www.mapleleafsshoponline.com , but the rain means warmups will be the first time each team gets to test the makeshift surface and get used to the unusual setting.“I think it’s a challenge that both teams will face,” Boston forward Jake DeBrusk said. “Just one of those things that you kind of got to go out there and try to get a feel for the ice and conditions. I guess that comes with the Winter Classic and everything that’s about it.”The Bruins will be without David Backes after the veteran forward was suspended for three games for an illegal hit to the head of Devils forward Blake Coleman. Defenseman Charlie McAvoy also has been ruled out with a lower-body injury, but forward Brad Marchand is set to return after missing Saturday’s 3-2 overtime win at Buffalo with an upper-body injury.Coach Bruce Cassidy is going with Tuukka Rask in goal over Jaroslav Halak, who has played well in his first season with Boston. Rask made 26 saves in the victory over the Sabres.“We’re trying to get him some consecutive starts to get him feeling good about his game on a regular basis,” said Cassidy, a former assistant coach with Chicago who was drafted by the Blackhawks and played each of his 36 NHL games for the franchise. “I think it’s been not as consistent as I think we all agree as we’d like, so this is an opportunity for him to take another step.”Cam Ward starts in goal for Chicago despite the stellar recent play from Collin Delia. The 34-year-old Ward is making his first appearance in the Winter Classic after spending his first 13 NHL seasons with Carolina.“I’ve been around a long time. … I know this is going to be my first and only attempt at doing it,” Ward said. “So I think you don’t want to take it for granted. You want to soak it all in.”

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