- Sidney Crosby registered his 400th career point in the Penguins' win over the Islanders last night. Crosby reached that milestone in his 292nd career game. Only five players in NHL history reached 400 points in fewer games than Crosby: Wayne Gretzky (197), Mario Lemieux (240), Peter Stastny (247), Eric Lindros (277) and Mike Bossy (283).
- John Tavares, the number one overall pick in this year's draft, scored a goal and an assist for the Islanders in his NHL debut. Tavares' two points equal the highest total scored by any previous first-overall selection in his first game in the NHL. The other number one picks with two-point debuts were Mario Lemieux (1 goal, 1 assist in 1984), Mike Modano (1 goal, 1 assist in 1989), Alexandre Daigle (2 assists in 1993) and Alex Ovechkin (2 goals in 2005).
- There were a lot of firsts when the Sharks scored the opening goal in their game at Anaheim. The goal scorer, Benn Ferriero, and the players who got assists, Jason Demers and Frazer McLaren, all registered their first career point in the NHL on that goal. This was only the second time in the last 29 seasons that three players got their first NHL point on the same goal. Before Saturday, the last time it happened was on October 4, 2007, when the Coyotes' Daniel Winnik scored against St. Louis with assists from Martin Hanzal and Craig Weller.
October 04, 2009
Hockey History Made Last Night
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