Andrei Markov just keeps climbing Montreal's all-time assist list.
With his 407th career helper, all with the Canadiens, on Sunday Markov moved into sole possession of 10th all-time in assists in Montreal's illustrious history. He currently ranks second all-time among defenders behind Larry Robinson's 686, but it's perfectly realistic that Markov can finish nestled between Jacques Lemaire's 469 and Robinson when all is said and done.
Drew Stafford will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety on Monday.
Stafford's stick caught Colorado's Nick Holden in the face, briefly forcing the Avalanche defender from the game. Stafford has posted 16 goals and 28 points with 43 hits in 49 games with the Jets this season.
Malcolm Subban suffered a fractured larynx when he took a puck to the throat during warm-ups in Portlan, ME on Saturday.
Per the Boston Bruins, "He [Subban] is in stable condition and will be sidelined indefinitely. The team will provide additional details when they become available." Subban was having another fine season with AHL Providence, sporting a 14-8-5 record with .911 save percentage and 2.46 GAA.
Nick Leddy picked up a trio of helpers during Sunday's 8-1 win over the Oilers.
Quite the game for Leddy as his production has been missing from the Islanders' blue line this season. He's now up to just 20 assists and 23 points, a far cry from his 10 goals and 37 points a year ago.
John Tavares scored his third three-point game of the season during Sunday's 8-1 win over the Oilers.
With a goal and two assists, Tavares is now up to 19 goals and 40 points on the year. Or about half of what he produced last season when he nearly won the scoring title.
Frans Nielsen picked up a pair of assists during Sunday's 8-1 win over Edmonton.
The veteran Islander center now has 18 assists and 33 points on the season. Not quite the production we've come accustomed to, unfortunate.
Cal Clutterbuck picked up his second multi-point game of the season during Sunday's 8-1 win over the Oilers.
Clutterbuck may not match his career high of 19 goals this season, but he needs just one more to surpass his high with the Islanders. The elite fourth liner now has 15 points on the year.
Kyle Okposo scored his third career hat trick during Sunday's 8-1 win over the Oilers.
Two power play tallies and an even strength goal, plus an assist, amounts to quite the day for Okposo. He's now up to 15 goals and 36 points in his walk year.