There’s a lot to discuss in this edition of the NHL Stats Corner, from teams hitting long-term franchise marks to a ton of goals and points. This covers stats and milestones for every player and team around the NHL over the past three days, including the Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks, Detroit Red Wings, Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues Army and so on.
Evgeni Malkin returns to Pittsburgh lineup
Evgeny Markin He is the fourth player in franchise history to play at least 16 seasons. He joins Mario Lemieux (17), Crosby (17) and Letang (16). Malkin scored his 74th career-winning goal, the second-most in franchise history. Only Jaromir Jagr (78) has more. Jeff Carter recorded his 65th multi-ball game, while Malkin recorded his 63rd career multi-ball game, 4th and 5th among active players. Alex Ovechkin (154), Sidney Crosby (85) and Steven Stamkos (80) have more.
Crosby, Malkin and Letang are the longest-serving trio in NHL history, playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins for 16 consecutive seasons. With Malkin on the pitch in their first game of the season, they passed Jean Belliver, Ralph Backstrom and Henry Richard (15), Alex Delway Chio, Gordie Howe and Marcel Pronovost (15), along with the active trio of Dustin Brown, Anze Coppita and Jonathan Quick (15).
Not to get lost in the shuffle, Jack Gunzel scored 18 straight games, sixth in franchise history.
Trevor Zegras making the Calder trophy box
Trevor Zegrass Is the first rookie to score three or more power goals in a season since Cam Fowler (6) in 2010-11. Zegras is tied for the rookie lead in power goals this season with Lucas Raymond. Zegrass is the second-fastest career scoring rookie in franchise history with 40 points in 56 games. Bobby Ryan did it in 54 games. If Zeglass didn’t struggle early in the season, the team’s record would be all there was to him.
Another rookie, Lukas Dostal, won his first career game on his NHL debut for the Anaheim Ducks. Dostal is the fourth youngest goalie in franchise history to make his NHL debut (21 years, 201 days). Dostal also set a franchise record for the most saves in an NHL debut (33). This happened in a shootout that beat the Red Wings.
Some of the best crops in franchise history for Red Wings rookies
Lucas Raymond Is the fastest teenager in Detroit Red Wings history with 20 career assists (36 games (GP)), beating previous record holder Steve Iseman (39 GP). Raymond is the fifth-fastest player in franchise history to reach 30 points (36 GP). Players who have done it in fewer races: Sergey Fedorov (27 GP), Izeman (30 GP), Jim McFadden (30 GP) and Nicklas Lidstro Tim (33 GP).
Moritz Seider is the third-fastest defensive player in franchise history, recording 20 career assists (36 GP), behind only Lidstrom (26 GP) and Jeff Sharples (32 GP). For Raymond and Seider, it’s a pretty elite company to join as they enter their careers. Yes, they’ve slowed down a bit from their early-season dominance, but as rookies, they’re still adjusting to the NHL and will only get better from here.
Cale Makar leads Avalanche comeback and domestic dominance
The Colorado Avalanche has the seventh-most consecutive comeback wins in NHL history (five). That ended in an overtime loss to Nashville after two comebacks in the third quarter. The team extended its home winning streak to 12 games.
Kyle Macal Before his 30th game of the season, he was third in NHL history with 16 goals. Only Bobby Orr scored more goals, scoring 19 goals in 1974-75 and 17 in 1973-74.just when you think 48 goals for a defender Out of reach, Makar continued to score and had a chance to hit the goal set by Paul Coffey.
Amazing start for Panthers led by Ekblad, Barkov
Aaron Ekblad recorded his 30th point of the season in his 35th game, the second-fastest score in franchise history. Keith Yandle had 30 points (32 GP) in the 2018-19 season. Although Aleksander Barkov scored his 10th career vacancy goal, third in franchise history behind Radek Dvorak (16) and Tom Fitzgerald (12).
The Florida Panthers scored 50 points in the first 36 games of a season for the second time in franchise history. The only time they did it was in 1995-96, when their team made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals. This might be the best team the Panthers have ever assembled, and the topic keeps coming up as they continue to set and hit franchise marks.
Blues are dangerous at home
It was the first time in franchise history that the St. Louis Blues won the regular season with a last-minute brace. It was the 11th time in NHL history that a team that trailed in the last minute has won in the regular season. The Boston Bruins were the last team to achieve that in 2019. It’s a very rare event and it’s very exciting to see it unfold.
The Blues currently have the third-longest home winning streak in franchise history with 12 games (11-0-1). Their longer home streaks are 21 (18-0-3 in 2011-12) and 14 (11-0-3 in 2016-17).
Player and team stats and milestones around the NHL
- The Toronto Maple Leafs have a .750 winning percentage (6-2-0) with the Vegas Golden Knights for their best record ever.
- The last time an opposing player scored a hat-trick in Buffalo was Brad Richards in 2013.
- Matt Gezelsik was the first Record five points in a game this season. He is also the fifth Boston Bruins guard since the 1975-76 season. Since then, only Ray Bourque (six in 1990) and Glen Wesley (six in 1988) have scored higher. The last Bears defenseman to score at least five points in a game was Burke in 1994, four days before Gezelsik was born.
- Roman Josie passed Martin Eilat with 482 points for the only second-highest score in Nashville Predators history.
- Auston Matthews tied the Maple Leafs’ scoring record in eight straight road games. He ties Daniel Marios (1989-90), Frank Makhovlich (1960-61) and Bebe Dye (1920-21).
- Matt Duchen scored his third overtime title of the season, setting a team record.
- Nikita Kucherov recorded his fourth career hat-trick. His last hat-trick was in 2017. He is tied with Tyler Johnson for the fourth-most hat-tricks in franchise history. Only Steven Stamkos (9), Martin St. Louis (8) and Vincent Lecavalier (6) have more.
- Victor Hedman in seven seasons in a row Eight times in his career.
- Brad Marchand has the seventh-most-most goals since 2009-10 (52).
- Logan Couture has the third-most overtime goals in San Jose Sharks history (six) behind Brent Burns (10) and Patrick Marleau (10).
- As a first-year member of the Los Angeles Kings since Mike Richards (24 GP) in 2011-12, Viktor Arvidsson has claimed the fewest games with 20 points (29 GP).
- Adam Boqvist played his 100th career game.
Kucherov and Malkin have had some special returns over the past few days, along with a couple of major overtime wins and more goals, assists and points. Check out all the latest stats and milestones for your favorite teams and players in the NHL Stats Corner in a few days.
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