The Sedin twins aren’t driving the Canucks’ offense like they used to, but they’ve still had some big games this season and last night’s should be one of the most memorable for Daniel Sedin. He scored a goal and registered two assists to help Vancouver earn a 5-3 win over Nashville. Those points were also the 999th, 1,000th, and 1,001st of his career.
Sedin became the 87th player to ever reach the 1,000-point milestone and the 40th to do so with a single franchise. He joined his twin brother Henrik in that exclusive club, who has accumulated 1,032 points over his career.
It was also a night where Vancouver looked to the future as 20-year-old rookie Brock Boeser scored two goals and registered an assist. Boeser leads all rookies with 25 points in 23 contests so far. He’s clearly the Canucks’ future while the Sedins are playing out what could be their final season in Vancouver. The Sedins aren’t quite done yet though.
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LOS ANGELES 5 WASHINGTON 2
This is the first game of the campaign that Marian Gaborik was a big factor in. He got a pair of goals, bringing him up to four points in four games. He didn’t make his season debut until Nov. 24 due to a knee injury.
Trevor Lewis assisted on two of Los Angeles’ five goals. That gives him seven goals and 13 points in 26 games this season.
Jonathan Quick kicked out 27 of 29 Capitals shots. He’s allowed just four goals in his last three starts and that’s helped Los Angeles win all of those contests.
Evgeny Kuznetsov accounted for both of the Capitals’ goals. He’s up to eight goals and 28 points in 26 games.
Braden Holtby surrendered three goals on 25 shots. He has a 13-6-0 record, 2.61 GAA, and .919 save percentage in 19 starts.
MONTREAL 6 DETROIT 3
Anthony Mantha scored a goal and registered an assist for Detroit. He has 12 goals and 22 points in 26 contests in 2017-18.
Brendan Gallagher led the charge for Montreal with two goals and an assist. That gives him 12 goals and 18 points in 27 games.
Max Pacioretty scored a goal and registered an assist last night. The Canadiens forward has eight goals and 16 points in 27 contests.
Carey Price kicked out 28 of 31 Red Wings shots. That extended his winning streak to four games, though it did end his run of three straight contests where he allowed one goal or less.
At the other end of the ice, Jimmy Howard turned aside 19 of 25 shots. That’s the most goals he’s allowed in a single game this season.
VANCOUVER 5 NASHVILLE 3
Brock Boeser came up big for Vancouver with two goals and an assist. The 20-year-old rookie is up to 13 goals and 25 points in 23 contests.
As mentioned above, Daniel Sedin scored a goal and registered two assists. The Canucks forward has six goals and 15 points in 26 games.
Anders Nilsson saved 29 of 32 shots on Thursday. He’s now allowed 14 goals over his last four starts, but has a decent 2-1-1 record over that span.
Pekka Rinne allowed four goals on 31 Canucks shots. That brought his five-game winning streak to an end.
Craig Smith scored a goal and registered an assist for Nashville. He has nine goals and 14 points in 25 contests in 2017-18.
MINNESOTA 4 VEGAS 2
Brayden McNabb scored his first goal of the season. Vegas inked him to a four-year, $10 million extension on Wednesday.
Eric Staal scored two goals, including the game-winner. He has 10 markers and 23 points in 25 contests this season.
Mikael Granlund found the back of the net for the Wild. It was his sixth goal and 16th point in 20 games.
Devan Dubnyk kicked out 29 of 31 shots last night. That gives him a 10-7-2 record, 2.81 GAA, and .912 save percentage in 19 starts.
Malcolm Subban stopped 28 of 31 Wild shots. This was his second straight loss and the second consecutive game where he allowed three goals.
DALLAS 4 CHICAGO 3 (OT)
Ben Bishop turned aside 19 of 22 shots last night. He only faced 10 shots in the first 40 minutes of the contest.
Patrick Kane scored a goal and registered an assist for Chicago. That gives him 10 goals and 27 points in 25 games.
Corey Crawford surrendered four goals on 35 Stars shots. He has a 11-7-2 record, 2.29 GAA, and .930 save percentage in 21 games.
Mattias Janmark accounted for two of Dallas’ goals. He has six goals and 13 points in 25 contests.
Radek Faksa scored a goal and registered an assist. The Stars forward is up to nine goals and 14 points in 24 games.
CALGARY 3 ARIZONA 0
Mike Smith made 28 saves to earn the shutout in his first game against the Coyotes since they traded him to Calgary. He improved to 12-8-1 with a 2.54 GAA and .924 save percentage in 22 starts this season.
Max Domi had a team-high four shots against Smith. He’s scored just two goals on 71 shots so far in 2017-18.
Scott Wedgewood saved 41 of a staggering 44 shots last night. He has a 2-4-2 record, 2.99 GAA, and .906 save percentage in nine games.
Mark Jankowski scored two goals, including the game-winner. That gives him five goals and six points in 17 games.
Sam Bennett assisted on two of Calgary’s three goals. He has a goal and six points in 25 contests in 2017-18.
TORONTO 6 EDMONTON 4
William Nylander scored a goal and registered two assists on Thursday. The Maple Leafs forward has five goals and 20 points in 27 games.
Auston Matthews had a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs. He’s up to 13 goals and 26 points in 23 contests.
Frederik Andersen turned aside 41 of 45 shots. That’s the third time in his last four starts that he’s had to face over 40 shots.
At the other end of the ice, Laurent Brossoit surrendered five goals on 35 shots. He has a 0-4-1 record, 3.60 GAA, and .876 save percentage in seven contests this season.
Mark Letestu scored a goal and registered two assists for the Oilers. He has five goals and 11 points in 26 contests in 2017-18.