Leon Draisaitl scored his 14th goal of the season in the Edmonton Oilers' 4-0 win against the New Jersey Devils on Friday, becoming the second player to reach the 30-point mark in the NHL this season. Draisaitl (14 goals, 16 assists) is tied with David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins (30 points; 15 goals, 15 assists) for the NHL scoring lead.
He's the fifth different player in Oilers history to score at least 14 goals through Edmonton's first 18 games of a season, and the first since Alexander Selivanov did it in 1999-2000.
Draisaitl is also the first Edmonton player to reach the 30-point mark in 18 or fewer games since Wayne Gretzky in 1987-88 (33 points; 10 goals, 23 assists in 13 games). Gretzky had 28 points through 12 games that season, then scored three goals and assisted on two others against the New York Rangers in his 13th game.
Hedman helps Lightning to Global Series win
Sweden-born defenseman Victor Hedman had an assist in his first NHL game in his home country, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning to their first regular-season victory outside North America, a 3-2 win against the Buffalo Sabres at the 2019 NHL Global Series in Stockholm.
Hedman led all skaters by playing 25:47 in his return from a two-game absence because of a lower-body injury. It's his second-highest total this season; Hedman played 27:10 against the Boston Bruins on Oct. 17.
Tampa Bay (1-2-0) handed Buffalo (2-1-0) its first regular-season loss outside North America. The teams finish the two-game set at Ericsson Globe on Saturday (1 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN1, SUN, MSG-B, NHL.TV).
Fabbri's spectacular debut powers Red Wings past Bruins
Robby Fabbri wasted no time making a big impression with his new team. Fabbri, a forward who was acquired by the Detroit Red Wings in a trade with the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, scored two goals in his first game with Detroit, a 4-2 victory against the Boston Bruins at Little Caesars Arena.
Fabbri is the seventh player in Red Wings history to score twice in his team debut and the second in the past 34 years
It was the fourth multigoal game of his NHL career and first since he had a hat trick for the Blues against the Philadelphia Flyers on Dec. 28, 2016. Fabbri made NHL history in 2016 when he became the youngest player (20 years, 110 days old) to have at least three points in a Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He had a goal and two assists against the Dallas Stars in the deciding game of the 2016 Western Conference Second Round, eclipsing the mark set by Paul Reinhart of the Calgary Flames, who was 21 years, 108 days when he had three assists against Philadelphia in the 1981 Quarterfinals.
Tyler Bertuzzi assisted on each goal by Fabbri. The two were reunited after skating together for three seasons with Guelph of the Ontario Hockey League from 2012-13 to 2014-15.
Blues, Lindholm look to extend streaks
The St. Louis Blues will try to extend the NHL's longest active winning streak to seven games when they play the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday (10 p.n. ET; ESPN+, CBC, SN, SN1, SN360, CITY, FS-SW, NHL.TV). A victory would give St. Louis a sweep of its four-game road trip, including a three-game swing through Western Canada.
Flames forward Elias Lindholm will try to stretch his point streak to 10 games. It would be the third 10-game streak of the 24-year-old forward's NHL career; he had one with the Carolina Hurricanes from March 9-25, 2017, and one with Calgary from Jan. 7 - Feb. 3, 2019.
Lindholm, who was acquired in a trade with the Hurricanes on June 23, 2018, can become the second player with at least one double-digit point streak in each of his first two seasons with the Atlanta/Calgary Flames. He would join Doug Gilmour, who did it in 1988-89 and twice in 1989-90.