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* Seattle tallied seven times, including two on the penalty kill, and became the seventh expansion team to record multiple shorthanded goals in a game.

* Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes and Sabres blueliner Rasmus Dahlin each reached the 100-assist milestone and became the first two players from the 2018 NHL Draft class to hit the mark.

* The two teams responsible for the last three Stanley Cup victories will face off on an eight-game Tuesday, when the Blues host the Lightning at Enterprise Center on ESPN+ and HULU. 

 

SEATTLE SCORES SEVEN IN SECOND STRAIGHT ROAD WIN

Carson Soucy (1-0—1) and Brandon Tanev (1-2—3) each scored shorthanded in the first period to help the Kraken tally seven goals in a game for the first time. Monday marked Seattle’s fourth win in its past five games and its first consecutive victories on the road this season (also 4-1 at FLA on Nov. 27).

  

* The Kraken became the third team in 2021-22 to score multiple shorthanded goals in a game, joining the Oilers (Nov. 20 vs. CHI) and Stars (Nov. 20 vs. STL). 
 



HUGHES, DAHLIN RECORD 100TH CAREER ASSISTS 
Canucks defenseman Quinn Hughes (13-100—113 in 151 GP) and Sabres blueliner Rasmus Dahlin (21-100—121 in 219 GP) became the first two players from the 2018 NHL Draft class to record 100 career assists. The next-closest player is Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov (67-93—160 in 225 GP). 
 
* Hughes (151 GP) required the second-fewest games in franchise history to reach the 100-assist mark behind Barry Pederson (147 GP) and bested the next-closest Canucks blueliner by 73 contests (Kevin McCarthy in 224 GP). 



* Dahlin (219 GP) required the second-fewest games to record 100 career assists among defensemen to debut with the Sabres, behind only Phil Housley (160 GP). 
 
VEJMELKA’S FIRST CAREER SHUTOUT FEATURED IN #NHLSTATS: LIVE UPDATES

Karel Vejmelka made 46 saves to earn his first career shutout, which marks the most in a shutout performance by any goaltender this season and the second most in Coyotes/Jets history behind Mike Smith (54 saves on April 3, 2012). Click here for more notes from all four games Monday in the latest edition of #NHLStats: Live Updates. 



FAMILY IS ALWAYS A TOP PROIRITY FOR SABRES FORWARD 
Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night in Buffalo Monday held a special place in Tage Thompson’s heart. Click here to hear more as the Sabres forward goes through his wife’s battle with bone cancer.  
 


QUICK CLICKS

 

Quarter Mark: 2021-22 NHL Season 
Alex OvechkinTristan Jarry and Cale Makar named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week

Penguins sold to Fenway Sports Group, Mario Lemieux to retain stake in team

Mikko Koivu to become first Wild player to have number retired

Color of Hockey: Olympic dream drives Lebanon

 

VETERANS LOOK TO GUIDE STREAKING STARS TUESDAY

Joe Pavelski, with multiple points in each of his last two games, and Braden Holtby, who could appear in his 500th career contest, look to lead the Stars (10-7-2, 22 points) to their fifth straight win when the Hurricanes (15-4-1, 31 points) visit American Airlines Center.  
 


* Pavelski (37 years, 142 days) has collected 6-8—14 in 19 games this season and has found the score sheet in all but seven outings in 2021-22. He can become the first player to record multiple points in three consecutive games at age 37 or older since Martin St. Louis in 2013-14 (3 GP from Oct. 10-15, 2013 w/ TBL).  
 
* Holtby, who already required the third-fewest games in NHL history to record his 200th career win, can become the 10th active goaltender to appear in 500 career contests should he play Tuesday. In the process, he can also eclipse an NHL legend if he collects victory No. 293.  
 



MOST RECENT CUP WINNERS MEET ON ESPN+, HULU

The two teams responsible for the last three Stanley Cup victories will face off when the Blues host the Lightning at Enterprise Center on ESPN+ and HULU. The Blues are 4-0-0 in their last four meetings with the Lightning dating to Feb. 7, 2019, while Tampa Bay has posted a 7-2-1 record over its last 10 games.  

Thanks to the NHL PR department for the information above.

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