This edition of the NHL Stat Corner covers the last three days in the NHL. The game duration has slowed down a bit, but there’s still no shortage of player and team stats and milestones. There are many personal milestones achieved, while others climb their franchise listings. All that and more for you at this time.
Oilers’ Stars continues to climb the franchise list
Connor McDavid ranks seventh in goals in Edmonton Oilers history with 210. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is the 10th player in franchise history 500 career points record. There’s a lot of room to pass the franchise ranks This season is special to three individuals: McDavid, Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl. In just a few days, two of them jumped into the main categories. Although Nugent-Hopkins didn’t move beyond 10th in points, he did hit the 500 mark. Meanwhile, McDavid is just nine goals behind teammate Draisaitl with 71 games played less.
McDavid (21) and Draisaitl (16) have the most four-pointer games since 2015-16. Nikita Kucherov also has 16. A team that has been led by their stars for as long as they were in the league, with better team depth now, McDavid and Draisaitl don’t need to keep scoring like that. hey, but they will.
Draisaitl played the 500th game of his career. That also puts him in the lead in terms of franchises. He is currently in the top 25, but will climb to the top 20 this season as he rarely misses a game. Kailer Yamamoto and Derek Ryan became the first players born in Washington state to play a regular season game there. It happened when the Oilers visited the Seattle Kraken. Seeing as there’s finally a team in this state, it’s bound to happen this season, but a bit more rarely is the first instance where it’s happened with two players on the same team.
Share the price of wealth in Toronto
The only two teams with four players 20 or more are the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Washington Capitals. The players for Maple Leafs are John Tavares (25 years old), William Nylander (23 years old), Auston Matthews (22), and Mitch Marner (21). Unlike last season when Matthews and Marner led the team and ran off with points in the regular season, this season’s really spread out and it’s far beyond the top 4, who have racked up the top 20 for so far this season. . Out of these 4 goals, 3 of them also have 10 or more goals, and Marner is the next closest.
Maple leaves Leading the NHL in terms of number of goalscoring columns with 28, with the next closest team being the Columbus Blue Jackets. After the Maple Leafs didn’t get “lucky” all season, they’ve finally regained the average “lucky” in their recent dominant landscape. Matthews also scored the fourth hat trick of his career. He has heated up and managed to defend the title of Top Scorer of the tournament.
Makar & Kadri lead the avalanche
Colorado Avalanche’s Nazem Kadri scored his 200th career goal. He is the fifth player from the 2009 Draft to reach 200 goals, along with Tavares, Matt Duchene, Evander Kane and Ryan O’Reilly. It’s an impressive group to join, as he has quietly had an incredible season for Avalanche in the absence of Nathan MacKinnon for half the time.
Cale Makar is the sixth fastest defensive player since 1967, scoring 10 goals in a season (18 games played (GP)). The only defenders to do it in fewer games are Phil Housley (15 GP 1987-88), Paul Reinhart (16 GP 1984-85), Bobby Orr (16 GP 1974-75), Doug Wilson (17 GP in 1981) -82), and Bobby Orr (17 GP in 1973-74). Avalanche expects this to continue at a pace close to it. It’s very difficult for a defense to maintain a scoring performance of this caliber, but if anyone in today’s game did, it would be Makar with his dribbling and finishing.
Kreider’s goals stand apart from the teams
Chris Kreider have 16 goals this season – no other New York Rangers player has more than six. This speaks to how well he has attacked, but also how some of the famous scorers on the team have failed to produce as they should.
Mika Zibanejad scored his career 300th point. Rangers are still benefiting from the deal they made with the Ottawa Senators that saw Zibanejad come to Derick Brassard. After a recent contract extension, the team hopes he can once again find his scoring sensation and add to Kreider’s production.
Panthers make regular comebacks happen
The Panthers are the 9th team in NHL history to come back after 3 consecutive goals and win. They accomplished this before the Washington Capitals and Buffalo Sabers. It is no coincidence that both of these comebacks took place at their home ground, where they are absolutely dominant, with a record of 13-1-0. Lucas Carlsson also scored his first career goal.
Player & team stats from around NHL
- NS Hurricane Carolina Losing at home for the first time in consecutive games since the 2019-20 season.
- Quinn Hughes is the first Vancouver Canucks defender to score four assists in a single game since 1995, by Jeff Brown.
- Sean Monahan comes in at number seven on the list of Calgary Flames franchise targets with 207.
- Taylor Hall played the 700th game of his career.
- Thomas Greiss of the Detroit Red Wings recorded his 150th career win.
- Anton Forsberg recorded a 47 saves. It ties in with the Ottawa Senators’ record for saves in a win, also made by Craig Anderson in 2011.
- Los Angeles Kings Alex Edler scores his 100th career goal.
- Winnipeg Jets’ Andrew Copp records his 100th career assist.
- Viktor Arvidsson played the 400th game of his career.
- Boston Bruins’ Jeremy Swayman scored his third career appearance and first of the season.
- Kraken’s Kole Lind scores the first point of his career.
- Arizona Coyotes’ Travis Boyd scores his career 50th.
Quinn Hughes continues to make his mark at the Canucks early in his career, while the longtime Canucks defender has just hit a major goal-scoring milestone at a new team. Despite the struggles of the past few years, Monahan looks like he’s playing a lot better and contributing to the Flames once again. Check back soon for the NHL Stat Corner sequel.
Rob Couch is a THW freelance writer who primarily writes about the Edmonton Oilers and Philadelphia Flyers. He covers everything you need to know about fantasy hockey. He will also update you on NHL Stat Corner and trade talks from around the NHL.
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