Penguins, Maple Leafs, Blues, Jets, Rangers, Oilers

Because the New 12 months adjustments over, there are many storylines, stats, and milestones nonetheless being reached daily. A ton occurred with the Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues of their final video games, whereas another gamers and groups even have been leaving their mark.

Penguins’ Hat Methods, Objectives, & Streaks

Evan Rodrigues recorded his first profession hat trick. Bryan Rust recorded his fifth profession hat trick. It was the primary time two Penguins had two hat methods in a recreation since 2008 (Pascal Dupuis and Petr Sykora). They’re additionally the second pair of teammates to document a hat trick in the identical recreation within the NHL over the previous 10 years, becoming a member of Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (2019). In a recreation that noticed the Penguins rating eight objectives, it was an in depth name with each hat methods, as every of them got here within the final 2:01 of the sport.

Evan Rodrigues, Pittsburgh Penguins (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

It was the primary time the Penguins scored six objectives in a interval since 2019 and sixteenth time in franchise historical past. The Penguins have solely scored greater than six objectives in a interval thrice of their historical past, and most lately in 1995. They tied the franchise document with essentially the most objectives scored within the first interval of a recreation (6). Kasper Bjorkqvist additionally scored his first profession purpose. He’s the sixth present Penguins’ participant to attain in his debut.

The Penguins have recorded a win streak of at the very least eight video games for the eleventh time in franchise historical past. It was their first 8-game win streak since 2018-19. Jake Guentzel is the second Penguins’ participant to document some extent streak of 14 consecutive video games up to now 10 years, becoming a member of Dupuis (17 GP in 2011-12). Every little thing appeared to go proper offensively within the first recreation again from an extended layoff.

Maple Leafs Get a Increase Shorthanded

The Toronto Maple Leafs tied a franchise document for quickest two shorthanded objectives (27 seconds) from 1933-34. The objectives got here from Justin Holl and Ilya Mikheyev. The Maple Leafs additionally scored two shorthanded objectives within the first interval for the primary time since 1963. The objectives allowed them to shortly run away with the sport vs the Ottawa Senators. John Tavares additionally performed his 900th profession recreation.

A Wild 2022 Winter Basic

Jordan Kyrou recorded essentially the most factors in an outside recreation with 4 (2G, 2A), doing so in a single interval. Vladimir Tarasenko has scored the second-most objectives in an outside recreation in NHL historical past with three. He scored one within the recreation and trails solely David Pastrnak (4) for objectives in outside video games.

Jordan Kyrou St. Louis Blues
Jordan Kyrou, St. Louis Blues, 2022 Winter Basic (Photograph by Nick Wosika/Icon Sportswire through Getty Photographs)

The Blues scored essentially the most objectives in a interval in an outside recreation in NHL historical past with 5 within the second interval. The Blues and Minnesota Wild additionally tied the document for many objectives scored in an outside recreation with 10. It was a enjoyable and thrilling recreation within the coldest outside recreation in NHL historical past.

Jets Powered By Kyle Connor

Kyle Connor is the ninth-fastest American-born participant to attain 150 profession objectives (336 GP). The one lively participant to do it quicker is Auston Matthews. He powered the Winnipeg Jets to a victory after scoring the extra time winner.

Mark Scheifele performed his 600th profession recreation and Kristian Reichel scored his first profession purpose.

Extra Hat Methods for Mika Zibanejad

Mika Zibanejad recorded his seventh profession hat trick for the New York Rangers, transferring right into a tie with Rod Gilbert for the second-most in franchise historical past. Solely Invoice Prepare dinner (9) has extra. Zibanejad additionally recorded his sixth hat trick since 2019-20, tied for essentially the most within the NHL over that span with Connor McDavid and David Pastrnak.

Mika Zibanejad New York Rangers
Mika Zibanejad, New York Rangers (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Zibanejad has began gradual with scoring for the previous couple of seasons, however when he turns it on, he is likely one of the most harmful goal-scorers within the NHL and might utterly take over video games.

Leon Draisaitl is a Scoring Machine

Leon Draisaitl is the primary participant for the Edmonton Oilers to attain 25 objectives in a season since 1988-89, Jimmy Carson. Draisaitl is one among two gamers who’ve scored at the very least 25 objectives in six consecutive seasons, becoming a member of Brad Marchand.

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Draisaitl as soon as once more leads the league in objectives, staying one step forward of the shut competitors from Alex Ovechkin and Matthews.

Participant, Workforce Stats & Milestones From Across the NHL


  • The Carolina Hurricanes are the one staff with seven or extra wins in every of the primary three months of the season.
  • Bruce Boudreau is the third head coach (4th time) in NHL historical past to begin his tenure on a brand new staff with a 9-game level streak. The others: Peter Laviolette (11 in 2001-02 and 9 in 2020-21), and Bob Berry (10 in 1981-82).
  • Todd McLellan recorded his five hundredth win as a head coach. He’s the twenty seventh coach in NHL historical past to win 500 video games.


  • Kirill Kaprizov is the quickest participant in Minnesota Wild franchise historical past to attain 40 objectives, doing so in 86 video games. The following closest was Brian Rolston (90 GP).
  • Nathan MacKinnon has recorded the fourth-most 10-game factors streaks in franchise historical past (5). Solely Joe Sakic (10), Peter Stastny (10), and Michel Goulet (7) have extra.
  • Jack Hughes has the second-most consecutive multi-point video games at age 20 or youthful in franchise historical past with three. Solely Brendan Shanahan (5) has extra.
  • Viktor Arvidsson scored the fourth-fastest purpose in franchise historical past to start a regular-season recreation (12 seconds). He’s the quickest to take action since Wayne Gretzky additionally scored 12 seconds right into a recreation in 1991.
  • Logan Couture performed his 800th profession recreation.
  • Gustav Nyquist performed his 600th profession recreation and one centesimal as a member of the Blue Jackets.
  • Columbus Blue Jackets’ Sean Kuraly performed his three hundredth profession recreation.
  • Seattle Kraken’s Will Borgen scored his first profession purpose.

The Hurricanes proceed to roll proper out of 2021 after being among the best groups total final yr. Two coaches are making strides within the Pacific Division and gaining floor, whereas Kaprizov, MacKinnon, and Hughes are leaving their marks on their franchises. Come again each few days for the most recent stats and milestones from across the NHL within the NHL Stat Nook.