* Calen Addison scored the first goal of his NHL career, which took on added significance during the Wild’s Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night at Xcel Energy Center. * Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner found the back of the net in the same game for the first time since May 6, 2021, as Toronto improved to 35-2-3 when the duo both score in the same contest.
* Two season-opening streaks are on the line Wednesday as Connor McDavid (7-10—17) will look to record a point in his ninth straight game and Carolina (8-0-0, 16 points) aims to remain perfect.
WILD WIN NHL’S FIRST HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER NIGHT OF THE SEASON
Calen Addison scored the first goal of his NHL career and Kirill Kaprizov (1-1—2) potted the overtime winner as the Wild earned a come-from-behind victory over the Senators on Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night at Xcel Energy Center. Addison’s first goal came exactly seven years after his grandfather lost his battle to cancer.
MATTHEWS, MARNER LEAD LEAFS TO THIRD STRAIGHT WIN
Auston Matthews (2-0—2) and Mitchell Marner (1-2—3) each scored in the same game for the first time since May 6, 2021, while Jack Campbell (24 saves) earned his fifth career shutout to help Toronto collect its third straight win. The Maple Leafs improved to 35-2-3 when Matthews and Marner both score in the same contest.
* Matthews recorded his third career multi-goal outing versus the Golden Knights while skating in his sixth game against the club and first since Nov. 19, 2019. It marks the most multi-goal performances against Vegas by any player since its inaugural season in 2017-18.
OTHER NOTABLE PERFORMANCES FROM TUESDAY
Ducks forward Troy Terry, Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko and Rangers defenseman Adam Fox each skated to noteworthy performances during Tuesday’s nine-game slate:
* Terry (2-0—2) recorded his second career multi-goal outing (also 2-0—2 on March 6, 2021 at COL) and extended his point streak to nine games (7-5—12), which marks the longest by any player this season. Only one Ducks player in the last 10 years has posted a longer run – captain Ryan Getzlaf (14 GP in 2013-14 & 11 GP in 2015-16).
* Demko made 23 saves, including multiple in a wild sequence late in the third period, to earn his 38th win in his 80th career game and help the Canucks secure a comeback victory for the first time in 2021-22. Among goaltenders to start their NHL career with the Canucks, only two have recorded more wins through their first 80 contests with the franchise: Cory Schneider (44) and Alex Auld (39).
* Adam Fox (0-2—2) factored on each of New York’s goals to record his 100th career point (15-85—100 in 135 GP). Among defensemen to debut with the Rangers, only two required fewer games to reach the milestone: Brian Leetch (102 GP) and Sergei Zubov (108 GP).
YANDLE, KESSEL HIGHLIGHT TUESDAY’S #NHLSTATS: LIVE UPDATES
The Coyotes and Flyers game featured four of the NHL’s top seven active “Ironman” streaks (among players with min. 1 GP in 2021-22), including Keith Yandle (930 GP) and Phil Kessel (910 GP) who own the longest active runs. Click here to read more #NHLStats in the latest edition of Live Updates from Tuesday.
McDAVID, HURRICANES CARRY LENGTHY STREAKS INTO WEDNESDAY’S SLATE
Eight teams are in action Wednesday, with Oilers captain Connor McDavid (7-10—17) set to put his eight-game season-opening point streak on the line and the Hurricanes (8-0-0, 16 points) looking to remain perfect.
* McDavid can become the second Edmonton player since the end of the 1980s with at least one point in each of the team’s first nine games from the start of a season, joining Sam Gagner in 2012-13 (3-8—11 in 10 GP). McDavid and fellow League scoring leader Leon Draisaitl (7-10—17 in 8 GP) are three points shy of 20 on the campaign – the last NHL player to reach the 20-point mark in nine games played or fewer was Pittsburgh’s Mario Lemieux in 2002-03 (5-15—20 in 9 GP).
* Carolina can become the fourth team in League history with a nine-game season-opening winning streak. Frederik Andersen is 7-0-0 since joining the Hurricanes (1.29 GAA, .956 SV%, 1 SO) – only 12 goaltenders in NHL history have earned wins in each of their first eight appearances from the start of a season, including Andersen’s former teammate Jack Campbell in 2020-21.