October 22, 2015

Pucks On The 'Net: Shane Doan At Home In Arizona

Shane Doan recently played his 1400th NHL game, all with the same franchise. (He started playing with the original Winnipeg Jets, who became the Phoenix Coyotes and have now been renamed the Arizona Coyotes).

How rare is Doan's accomplishment? Only seven other players in NHL history have played more games with one franchise than Doan:

Gordie Howe: 1687 GP (DET)
Nicklas Lidstrom: 1564 GP (DET)
Alex Delvecchio: 1549 GP (DET)
Ray Bourque: 1518 (BOS)
Steve Yzerman: 1514 (DET)
Mike Modano: 1459 (MNS/DAL)
John Bucyk: 1436 (BOS)
Shane Doan: 1400 (WPG/PHX/ARI)

Ovechkin Hits 900

Alex Ovechkin got his 900th career NHL point in a 6-2 win over Calgary on Tuesday. Ovechkin is the fifth Russian player to reach 900 career NHL points:

Sergei Fedorov (483-696—1,179)
Alexander Mogilny (473-559—1,032)
Alexei Kovalev (430-599—1,029)
Alexander Ovechkin (479-422—901)

Buffalo Hunting

The Montreal Canadiens became just the sixth team in NHL history to begin the season with seven consecutive victories all in regulation time.

The others? The 1975-76 Buffalo Sabres, 1985-86 Quebec Nordiques, 1993-94 New Jersey Devils, 1993-94 Toronto Maple Leafs and 1994-95 Pittsburgh Penguins.

Only the Sabres reached eight straight regulation wins.

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