Patrick Kane had a goal and an back one day of a five-goal 1/3 length to lengthen the NHL’s longest active point trot to 12 games and back the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Edmonton Oilers 6-2 at Rogers Blueprint on Thursday for their fifth consecutive victory.
The 30-year-dilapidated forward has 28 components (10 targets, 18 assists) one day of the trot. He has had three other point streaks of as a minimal 12 games, collectively with a Blackhawks-myth 26-game skedaddle from Oct. 17-Dec. Thirteen, 2015 (Forty components; sixteen targets, 24 assists). Denis Savard (eight) and Bobby Hull (five) are the ultimate gamers in Chicago history with greater than four 12-game point streaks.
Kane moreover prolonged his Blackhawks-myth toll road point trot to sixteen games (31 components; eleven targets, 20 assists). Doug Bentley had held the Chicago myth by getting as a minimal one point in 14 consecutive toll road games from Jan. 2-March sixteen, 1949 (18 components; eight targets, 10 assists).
Kane stored tempo within the NHL scoring traipse with Oilers center Connor McDavid, who assisted on every of Edmonton’s two first-length targets. They’re tied for 2nd with seventy eight components, three late the League leader, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov.
Bergeron scores twice in 1,000th NHL game
Patrice Bergeron scored twice for the Boston Bruins in a 3-1 exercise against the Modern York Islanders at TD Garden, turning into the fifth player this season to win a goal in his 1,000th NHL game. The 33-year-dilapidated center is moreover the sixth in NHL history to win greater than once on his milestone evening. The others: Chris Phillips of the Ottawa Senators (Feb. 9, 2012), Teemu Selanne of the Mighty Geese of Anaheim (Dec. 31, 2006), Mike Gartner of the Modern York Rangers (March 20, 1992), Gilbert Perreault of the Buffalo Sabres (Jan 29, 1984) and Johnny Bucyk of the Bruins (Dec. 10, 1970).
Bergeron is the principle player to play his first 1,000 games with the Bruins and win a goal in game No. 1,000. Bucyk and Jean Ratelle (March 23, 1977) every began his occupation with one other team.
Bergeron changed into the Twelfth player to skate in his 1,000th NHL game this season, with four extra ready to hit the label in 2018-19: Chicago Blackhawks forward Chris Kunitz (997 games played), Anaheim Geese center Ryan Kesler (987), Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (974) and Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu (973). Might perhaps well perhaps doubtless tranquil all four reach the milestone, it would possibly perhaps well doubtless label the principle time in NHL history that sixteen gamers skated of their 1,000th game within the same season. Fifteen gamers reached the 1,000-game label in 2001-02, 2008-09 and 2011-12.
Ovechkin becomes NHL’s top-scoring Russia-born player
Alex Ovechkin changed into the top-scoring Russia-born player in NHL history when he had a major-length back within the Washington Capitals’ 3-2 exercise against the Vancouver Canucks at Capital One Arena on Tuesday.
The 33-year-dilapidated forward has 1,a hundred and eighty components (644 targets, 536 assists in 1,055 games), one greater than Sergei Fedorov, who had 1,179 (483 targets, 696 assists) in 1,248 games. The 2 skated in sixty seven fashioned-season games in conjunction with the Capitals from Feb. 29, 2008-April eleven, 2009, factoring on the same goal sixteen occasions.
Ovechkin surpassed Fedorov’s label for targets by a Russia-born player when he scored his 484th on Nov. 19, 2015. Fedorov remains the NHL’s occupation leader in assists by a player born in Russia; Ovechkin is eighth.
The NHL’s leading goal-scorer this season (37) is averaging 1.12 components per game this season with 29 team games last. Ovechkin is now not astray for his sixth season with as a minimal Ninety components, which would transfer him into sole possession of forty fourth location on the NHL’s all-time record, surpassing Rod Brind’Amour, Dino Ciccarelli, Vincent Damphousse, Bernie Nicholls and Bobby Clarke.
High picks from 2018 NHL Draft making their label
Every of the quit three picks within the 2018 NHL Draft — Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov and Montreal Canadiens center Jesperi Kotkaniemi — scored a goal Tuesday. Or now not it’s miles the seventh time in NHL history the principle three picks from the old draft every scored on the same day, and the principle since April 7, 1985, when Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins), Kirk Muller (Modern Jersey Devils) and Eddie Olczyk (Blackhawks) did it.
It changed into moreover the principle time three 18-year-olds scored on the same day since March 20, 1984, when center Dan Quinn (Calgary Flames), forward Cam Neely (Vancouver Canucks) and center Steve Yzerman (Detroit Crimson Wings) all did so.
Kotkaniemi scored in Montreal’s 4-1 exercise against Anaheim, giving him targets in three straight games; he is the principle 18-year-dilapidated in Canadiens NHL history to win in as a minimal three consecutive team games. Since 2007-08, the ultimate other 18-year-olds to originate so are Winnipeg Jets forward Patrik Laine (three occasions in 2016-17), Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (2013-14), Flames center Sean Monahan (2013-14) and Avalanche center Matt Duchene (2009-10). Monahan is the ultimate one to win in a fourth straight game.
Kotkaniemi moreover changed into the eleventh player to win every of his first 9 NHL targets in dwelling games. He’s the 1/3 to originate so with as a minimal a few of those targets having fun with for the Canadiens. Center Bobby Sheehan (Thirteen targets; eight with Montreal, five with the California Golden Seals) and defenseman Sheldon Souray (eleven targets; four with the Devils, seven with the Canadiens) are Nos. 1 and a pair of amongst five gamers who scored every of their first 10 NHL targets on dwelling ice.
Swiftly and first
The Los Angeles Kings set up a team myth for the quickest three targets from the delivery of a length of their 5-1 exercise against Modern Jersey at Prudential Center. Ahead Tyler Toffoli scored twice and defenseman Dion Phaneuf once within the opening 1:fifty two of the 1/3 length. The old label changed into 2:30, set up on Nov. 4, 1972.
Oilers center Leon Draisaitl scored twice to change into the principle German player in NHL history to win 30 targets in a season. With Draisaitl (31) and McDavid (31), Edmonton is the principle team this season to beget two 30-goal scorers; the closing time the Oilers had been the principle with extra than one 30-goal scorers changed into 1987-88, when Wayne Gretzky and Craig Simpson did it.
Second-year center Pierre-Luc Dubois scored two targets for the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 5-3 exercise against the Avalanche at Pepsi Center, giving him an NHL occupation-excessive 21, one greater than he scored as a rookie closing season. Dubois is the principle player in Blue Jackets history to win as a minimal 20 targets in every of his first two seasons.
Paul Maurice of the Winnipeg Jets changed into the youngest coach in NHL history, and sixth general, to work 1,500 games. The fifty two-year-dilapidated is 682-605-114 with ninety 9 ties after the Jets lost 3-2 in time past regulation to the San Jose Sharks at Bell MTS Blueprint.