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Cam Atkinson scored his fifth and sixth goals in a Flyers uniform to help Philadelphia become the first team to defeat Edmonton in 2021-22.

* The Red Wings and Maple Leafs became the sixth and seventh teams to erase a multi-goal deficit and win this season.

* The 5-0-0 Blues and Hurricanes eye another victory when they square off with the Avalanche and Bruins, respectively.

Connor McDavid (1-1—2) helped the Oilers erase 2-0 and 3-2 deficits, but Cam Atkinson (2-0—2) put the Flyers ahead for good in the third period and helped Philadelphia (3-1-1, 7 points) hand Edmonton (5-1-0, 10 points) its first loss of the season.

* Atkinson (6-1—7 in 5 GP) leads the Flyers with six goals in 2021-22 – the most by any player through his first five games with the franchise.

McDavid recorded his sixth straight multi-point outing Wednesday and boosted his total to an NHL-leading 15 points in 2021-22 (7-8—15 in 6 GP). It marked the fifth instance of an Oilers player reaching the 15-point mark in a season in six or fewer games – Wayne Gretzky accounts for the other four (5 GP in 1983-84, 6 GP in 1987-88, 1986-87 & 1984-85).

* McDavid became just the seventh different player in NHL history to record two or more points in each of his team’s first six games of a season.

Evgenii Dadonov (1-0—1), Dylan Larkin (1-0—1) and William Nylander (1-0—1) each scored an overtime goal Wednesday to help the Golden Knights, Red Wings and Maple Leafs complete their respective comebacks.

* Vegas has recorded 75 comeback wins since entering the NHL in 2017-18, behind only Tampa Bay (85) and Pittsburgh (76) for the most among all teams over that span.

* Detroit and Toronto became the sixth and seventh teams to overcome a multi-goal deficit to win in 2021-22.


P.K. Subban fined $5,000 for actions in Devils game
Sidney Crosby could make season debut for Penguins against Flames on Thursday
Flames finding success without captain following Mark Giordano’s departure
Hurricanes have enough drive, focus to make Stanley Cup run, Ian Cole says
Kyle Beach identifies himself in Blackhawks investigation

After the Panthers extended a franchise record by improving to 7-0-0, the pursuit of perfection continues Thursday for the Blues (5-0-0, 10 points) and Hurricanes (5-0-0, 10 points). Calgary (4-1-1, 9 points), meanwhile, will aim to sweep its five-game road trip.

* The Blues, whose five-game season-opening winning streak is the longest such run in franchise history, are led in scoring by David Perron (6-2—8 in 5 GP) and Jordan Kyrou (2-6—8 in 5 GP). They can become the first set of St. Louis skaters each with a double-digit point total through the team’s first six games in a season since 1993-94, when Kevin Miller (7-6—13 in 6 GP) and Jeff Brown (2-8—10 in 6 GP) combined for the feat.

* The Hurricanes look to establish a franchise record for longest season-opening winning streak, surpassing the previous mark of five games from 2019-20. Andrei Svechnikov (5-4—9 in 5 GP) and Sebastian Aho (4-3—7 in 5 GP) can become the second set of Hurricanes/Whalers teammates to simultaneously open a campaign with at least one point in each of the club’s first six games, joining Ron Francis (6-8—14 in 11 GP) and Risto Siltanen (2-8—10 in 7 GP) in 1984-85 (w/ HFD).

* The Flames, who have not trailed through the first four games of their voyage, swept a road trip of five-plus contests once in franchise history (6-0-0 from Dec. 9-18, 2007). Elias Lindholm (7-1—8 in 6 GP) and Andrew Mangiapane (7-0—7 in 6 GP) share the team lead with seven goals apiece this season – the latter has found the back of the net in each of Calgary’s first five road games, which is tied for the longest such run in franchise history.

Thanks to the NHL PR department for the information above.

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