The Sabres' win streak was from November 8th-November 27th, but the Blues may be a little bit more impressive due to the timing within the season. The Blues have not trailed in a game since February 5th, which spans 493:08 of game time. Although, the Blues did see their streak of three consecutive shutouts come to an end when the Maple Leafs scored twice in the third period to force overtime. Jordan Binnington made 31 saves, as his personal shutout streak ended at 233:50 of game time, which is the second-longest in team history. Binnington has now won nine consecutive games himself, despite giving up goals to Zach Hyman and Auston Matthews late in regulation.
Meanwhile, the best team in the NHL, the Tampa Bay Lightning, extended their winning streak to seven games with a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Lightning extend their NHL-leading record to 46-11-4, which is the team's most wins in the first 61 games of a season in franchise history. They lead the second-place Boston Bruins by 16 points in the Atlantic Division, and are now 9-0-2 in their past 11 games. J.T. Miller and Ryan McDonagh had a goal and an assist apiece, while Mikhail Sergachev, Alex Killorn, and Yanni Gourde also found the back of the net on the road.
The Lightning were coming off a win on Monday night over the Columbus Blue Jacket,s but not even the back-to-back could slow them down. They handed the Flyers their first defeat in four games, as Philly trails the Blue Jackets by six points for the second and final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. Oskar Lindblom and Travis Konecny both scored in their 25th defeat, while Brian Elliott made 22 saves in his first game since November 15th. Elliott had missed an extended period of time with a lower-body injury, but was activated form injured reserve earlier in the day, and got in after Carter Hart gave up three goals early on. Hart ended with six saves against nine shots on the night.