NHL MORNING SKATE – Other news & stats of the night

NHL MORNING SKATE – Other news & stats of the night
NHL MORNING SKATE – Other news & stats of the night

Leon Draisaitl And Connor McDavid scored two goals and Zach Hyman scored the decisive goal of the series. Edmonton eliminated Los Angeles and advanced to the second round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs, where the Oilers will face the Canucks or Predators.

  • McDavid (1-11-12 in 5 GP) and Draisaitl (5-5-10 in 5 GP) finished the first round ranked first and second in league scoring, respectively, while Hyman (7-1- 8 in 5 GP) is tied with Valery Nichushkin (7-0-7 in 5 GP) for the most goals. McDavid has recorded at least 10 points in each of his last three post-season series since the 2023 opening round against the Kings and can become the first player in NHL history to score double-digits in four consecutive elimination rounds.
  • The Oilers advanced to the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the third straight season, marking the franchise’s longest streak since a three-year run between 1990 and 1992. Edmonton’s 39 playoff victories in in the club’s history are the most of any franchise since the inaugural season in 1979-80.
  • The Oilers were up to 19 points ahead of the Canucks in the regular season (until December 19-20, 2023), but narrowed the gap to just three points down the stretch. Edmonton owns a 2-0 series record against Vancouver (1992 DF & 1986 DSF) and has never faced Nashville in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Robo scores the winning goal

The Dallas team became the first home team to earn a victory in their first round match and took a 3–2 lead in the series.

  • Robertson became the third Stars player aged 24 or younger to score the game-winning goal in the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs (Wyatt Johnston in match 3 and Ty Dellandrea in match 4). For the second time in franchise history, Dallas had players aged 24 or younger account for each of its first three postseason game-winning goals. The first time was in 1981, when Steve Payne (3), Dino Ciccarelli (2), Neal Broten And Al MacAdam had scored the first seven goals for the Minnesota North Stars, en route to the Stanley Cup final.
  • Jake Oettinger made 25 saves, notably stopping Chandler Stephenson on a breakaway in the final three minutes of regulation to preserve the Stars’ one-goal lead. Oettinger (16-15 in 33 games) has allowed two goals in each of his last four starts and has exceeded Don Beaupre (15-16 in 34 games) for fifth place on the franchise’s all-time playoff wins list.
  • The victory for Robertson, who is of Filipino descent, coincided with the NHL and NHLPA celebrating the first day of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Other players of Filipino descent who made League history include Matt Dumba, Tim Stapleton And Nicholas, the younger brother of Robertson, who is expected to skate with the Maple Leafs in an attempt to force a Game 7 against the Bruins on Thursday.
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