Facts and Figures: McDavid's Great Night Powers


Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers had great nights in a 7-2 victory against Minnesota Wild at Rogers Place on Friday.

McDavid had four points (one goal, three assists), matching their best game of the season and helping the Oilers to their biggest offensive production in 2018-19.

Video: Trick shot, Allen, McDavid lead on Friday

The two-time defending champion of the NHL became the fifth player to reach 40 points this season (15 goals, 25 assists). He has points in 24 of the 28 games he has played this season. The only other player who has appeared in at least 20 games and lost only four times is the Washington Capitals. Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has 26 points (seven goals, 19 assists) in 22 games.

McDavid has at least one point in 24 of Edmonton's 29 games this season – he lost the Oilers' 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Monday over the illness. McDavid is the fifth-ranked Oilers to have scored at least one point in 24 of Edmonton's first 29 games, joining Wayne Gretzky (seven times), Mark Messier (twice), Jari Kurri and Glenn Anderson.

It was the 33rd game of the 21-year-old center with at least three points since joining the NHL in 2015-16. Only five players had more performances before their 22nd birthday. Gretzky (108) has more.

Allen tops Blues goalkeeper lists

Jake Allen made 26 saves for his 17th NHL shutout in the 1-0 victory of the St. Louis Blues against the jets of Winnipeg at Bell MTS Place. Allen passed the Hockey Hall of Fame, Glenn Hall, to move to third place on the all-time list of Blues. Brian Elliott (25) and Jaroslav Halak (20).

It was the 125th win of Allen's NHL career, all with the Blues. He is third in the team behind Mike Liut (151) and Curtis Joseph (137).

Video: STL @ WPG: Allen does a couple of saves to stone Jets

Stars, hurricanes quickly attack victory

Dallas Stars and Carolina Hurricanes scored twice in less than two minutes during the third quarter to win victories.

Rookie Defenceman Miro Heiskanen and forward Brett Ritchie scored 1: 48 in the third quarter to take Stars to their fourth consecutive 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks at the American Airlines Center. Ritchie's second goal of the season was the winner of the game, the second in many games. He is Stars' fourth player since 2015-16 to score the winning goal in back-to-back matches, joining Alexander Radulov (October 27-30, 2017) Jamie Benn (February 18-24, 2017) and Jason Spezza (November 17-19, 2015). Five of 31 Ritchie goals in the NHL were game winners.

Defender Brett Pesce and forward Justin Williams scored a total of 1m01 in the third period, taking the Hurricanes to a 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center, ending Anaheim's five-game winning streak. Front rookie hurricanes Clark Bishop, playing in his 11th game in the NHL, scored his first goal in the second quarter and helped Williams score.


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