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NHL Short Notes

10/23/2022 at 3:21am EDT

* Stars forward Joe Pavelski posted 3-1—4 to eclipse Brett Hull as the oldest player in franchise history with a hat trick and help Dallas extend its season-opening point streak.

* Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin found the back of the net once again to extend the longest season-opening goal streak by a blueliner in NHL history.

* David Poile of the Predators served his 3,000th career regular-season game as an NHL general manager and became the first GM in League history to reach the milestone.

Dallas forward Joe Pavelski (38 years, 103 days) became the oldest player in Stars/North Stars franchise history to score a hat trick and the oldest NHL player on any team with a three-goal game since his former Sharks teammate Joe Thornton (39 years, 231 days on Feb. 18, 2019). Pavelski assisted on two of Thornton’s three goals that night.

* Dallas (4-0-1, 9 points) earned at least one point during each of its first five games in a season for the sixth time in franchise history, following 1996-97 (6-0-0), 1989-90 (5-0-1), 1982-83 (5-0-1), 2009-10 (2-0-3) and 2006-07 (5-0-0). Peter DeBoer became the second Stars/North Stars head coach to record a five-game point streak from the start of his tenure with the club, joining Marc Crawford (2-0-3 in 2009-10).

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin (1-1—2) scored a goal for the fifth time in as many games as Buffalo swept its Western Canada road trip, while St. Louis and Pittsburgh also extended noteworthy season-opening streaks:

* Dahlin (5-3—8 in 5 GP) matched the franchise record for longest season-opening goal streak and Alex Tuch (6-1—7 in 5 GP) scored his team-leading sixth tally of the season as Buffalo improved to 4-1-0 (8 points). Dahlin established a new franchise record for longest goal streak by a defensemanat any point in a campaign and became the first Sabres skater with a five-game run since forward Thomas Vanek over 14 years ago (5 GP from Oct. 10-18, 2008).

* Jordan Binnington turned aside all 23 shots he faced to record the 11th shutout of his NHL career and help the Blues (3-0-0, 6 points) extend their season-opening winning streak to three games. St. Louis never trailed during each of its first three contests in a campaign for the second time in franchise history, following a four-game run to open 2013-14. The longest such streak by an NHL team is seven games, achieved by the 1969-70 Bruins (who went on to meet the Blues in the Stanley Cup Final that year).

* Sidney Crosby (1-2—3) scored the 79th game-winning goal of his NHL career to move into sole possession of first place on the franchise’s all-time list and help Pittsburgh (4-0-1, 9 points) record a five-game season-opening point streak for the second time in as many years. Crosby also recorded his 162nd career three-point game with the Penguins, who have scored 26 goals this season (5.2 G/GP).

Saturday’s edition of #NHLStats: Live Updates featured several more notes from the 13-game slate, including Washington earning its second third-period, multi-goal comeback win of the season and former Capitals general manager David Poile becoming the first GM in League history to reach the 3,000-game milestone. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman congratulated Poile in a video shown during a pre-game ceremony at Bridgestone Arena.


* Predators honor general manager David Poile for 3,000 NHL games
* Andre Burakovsky receives Stanley Cup ring before Friday’s Avalanche-Kraken game
* Red Wings showing different vibe, excitement after offseason optimism
* CHL Notebook: Matt Savoie works on game with Sabres while in WHL
* Former Bruins captain Zdeno Chara and his two sons drop ceremonial puck at TD Garden

The Red Wings (2-0-2, 6 points) and Ducks (1-3-1, 3 points) are set to clash on ESPN as part of the NHL’s five-game slate Sunday. Detroit enters the contest with the opportunity to extend its season-opening point streak to five games for the eighth time in franchise history and just the fourth in the NHL’s expansion era (since 1967-68). The Red Wings' other runs over that span were in 1997-98 (5-0-1), 1972-73 (6-0-0) and 2011-12 (5-0-0).

Thanks to the NHL PR department for the information above.

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