The NHL season is no stranger to crazy storylines-whether it’s on or under ice.
But especially, when the legend of the game continues to make a mark in hockey history, many records and scoring speeds that we think will never be broken or matched again may be threatened.
Here are a few milestones you should pay attention to:
Reach 50 out of 50 and 60 goals
If you like scoring goals, you must like the speed at which Alex Ovechkin and Leon Draisaitl put the puck behind the net. Draisaitl currently leads the league with 20 goals, while Ovechkin is behind him with 18 goals.
The speed of the two men may threaten the 60-goal barrier, and there is a discussion about De La Settle being the first player to score 50 goals in the team’s first 50 games since the 1991-92 season. already started.
In an era when goalkeepers are advancing from the scoring boom in the 1980s, it is amazing to see that the scoring ability of the two players has not slowed down.
The 36-year-old Ovechkin is expected to have the best scoring season of his career, and Dresettel’s 29.9 field goal percentage is currently one of the best we’ve seen from the field-despite people It is expected to drop to a more reasonable figure at some point.
Iron Man Challenge
For more than 30 years, Doug Jarvis has become the defending champion of the NHL with 964 consecutive games, which is unparalleled since he created this result in the 1987-88 season. The longevity and durability of Keith Yandle put the logo in serious danger of being overtaken.
The Philadelphia Flyers have played 940 consecutive games and are expected to break the record in the Philadelphia vs. Detroit Red Wings game on January 22, 2022. If Yandle is not the record-breaker, then the task falls on Phil Kessel, the Arizona coyote, who has played 920 consecutive games.
1,700 games played in Legendary Tournament
Zdeno Chara and Joe Thornton were the last active players in the NHL in the 1990s, and they are both about to enter a club where only five other players will enter. The closest one is Thornton, who has played 1,691 games, and Chara has 1,623 games.
Thornton will almost certainly enter the club this year, but we have to see if Chara can play for another year at the age of 45 to join him.
Sid score climbs
Remember when he was Sid the Kid? Fast-forward 17 seasons and he is now a gray-haired veteran. He has won three Stanley Cups and scored close to 1,400 points. Only one other player wore a Penguin uniform in the form of Mario Lemieux. After his entire career.
The Pittsburgh captain needs 69 points to reach the goal. If he stays healthy, he should have no problem. Even if he starts slowly due to injuries, don’t underestimate the time he has lost.
Push to 500 wins
Marc Andre Fleury’s first season in Chicago was not beautiful, but his 497 victories were close to 500 victories. If he gets three more victories, he will join Patrick Roy and Martin Broder to enter the 500 winning club.
Surpassing Roy or Brodeur may be a daunting task. Roy won 551 and Brodeur won an incredible 691, but either way, Fleury will continue to prove why he will be in the Hockey Hall of Fame in the short term.