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Facts and Figures: Draisaitl, McDavid join elite company for Oilers

First set of teammates with at least 30 goals, 80 points after 55 games since Lemieux, Jagr

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Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid joined exclusive company for the Edmonton Oilers and the NHL during a 3-2 win against the Nashville Predators at Rogers Place on Saturday.

Draisaitl, whose 85 points (31 goals, 54 assists) lead the NHL this season, scored twice in the third period and McDavid (81 points; 30 goals, 51 assists) had an assist to become the first set of NHL teammates since Mario Lemieux (89 points; 39 goals, 50 assists) and Jaromir Jagr (86 points; 44 goals, 42 assists) for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1996-97 with at least 30 goals and 80 points after 55 games of a season. Wayne Gretzky (136 points; 50 goals, 86 assists) and Jari Kurri (79 points; 35 goals, 44 assists) in 1986-87 were the last Oilers teammates to do so.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Leon Draisaitl joined @cmcdavid97 with his 30th and 31st goals of 2019-20. The last time @EdmontonOilers teammates had 30 tallies and 80 points through the teams 55 GP was 1986-87 (Wayne Gretzky and Jari Kurri). #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/UIhlaX9ZSA

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Oscar Klefbom each had two assists for the Oilers (29-20-6), who are one point behind the Vancouver Canucks for first in the Pacific Division. Mike Smith made 27 saves in his 600th NHL game and is 7-0-2 in his past nine.

 

Laine, Jets soar into second wild card from West

Patrik Laine scored three power-play goals for his eighth NHL hat trick to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-2 victory against the Ottawa Senators at Bell MTS Place.

The win moved the Jets (28-23-5) past the Arizona Coyotes (27-23-7) and Nashville Predators (26-21-7) for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference. 

Laine is the fourth different player in Jets/Atlanta Thrashers history to score three power-play goals in a regular-season game. The 21-year-old forward has scored eight goals in his past eight games since Jan. 19 and his 133rd NHL goal passed Penguins center Sidney Crosby and tied Brian Bellows for seventh-most in history by a player prior to their 22nd birthday.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Only two players have scored more power-play goals than @PatrikLaine29 (50) since he entered the League in 2016-17. #NHLStats https://t.co/br2zOoIGPm pic.twitter.com/BObQyH3UXe

 

Vasilevskiy stretches point streak to 18 games for Lightning  

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 17 saves to extend his point streak to a Tampa Bay Lightning record 18 games (16-0-2) in a 3-1 win against the New York Islanders at Amalie Arena.

Vasilevskiy is the second active NHL goalie with at least one point in as many games (Tuukka Rask went 17-0-2 in 19 games for the Boston Bruins from Dec. 7, 2017 to Feb. 6, 2018). He helped the Lightning (35-15-5) win their sixth consecutive game, earn a point in their past eight (7-0-1) and stretch their home winning streak to nine games for the second time in as many seasons (9-0-0 from Nov. 29, 2018 to Jan. 10, 2019).

Nikita Kucherov had two assists for his eighth multipoint game in his past nine and shares the longest active point streak in the NHL with teammate Steven Stamkos at 10 games. Kucherov has 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) and Stamkos has 15 points (nine goals, six assists) since Jan. 14.

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