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In case you missed it - Oct. 17 NHL highlights

In case you missed it - Oct. 17 NHL highlights

In case you missed it...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (Fw Exclusive), Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid and Dallas Stars goaltender Jake Oettinger have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Oct. 16.


Sidney Crosby (Fw Exclusive) also brought his career totals to 519-896—1,415 (1,110 GP) and climbed multiple all-time NHL lists as he approaches the 900-assist milestone. With his first helper of the night, Crosby overtook Phil Housley (894 A in 1,495 GP) for sole possession of 20th place on the assists list; he later surpassed Doug Gilmour (450-964—1,414 in 1,474 GP) for 19th place on the points list. 

With three assists Kings captain Anze Kopitar (365-706—1,071 in 1,213 GP) moved ahead of Dave Taylor (431-638—1,069) for third place on the franchise’s all-time points list.

Elmer Soderblom became the fourth Red Wings player in the past 10 years to score in their NHL debut, joining Dennis Cholowski (Oct. 4, 2018), Dylan Larkin (Oct. 9, 2015) and Brian Lashoff (Jan. 21, 2013). Kraken forward Matty Beniers recorded an assist Thursday to boost his NHL totals to 4-8—12 in 12 games since his League debut on April 12. The 19-year-old joined Jonathan Toews and Joe Sakic as the third teenager in League history to find the score sheet in at least 11 of his first 12 career NHL games.

Connor McDavid started the 2022-23 campaign with a bang, surpassing the 700-point mark after a four-point outing, recording the first hat trick of the season. McDavid became the fastest active player to reach the 700-point milestone.


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