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Facts and Figures: Hughes takes over rookie scoring lead for Canucks

Defenseman passes Makar of Avalanche to help Vancouver win fifth straight

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Quinn Hughes took over the NHL rookie scoring lead by scoring two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to help the Vancouver Canucks defeat the New York Islanders 4-3 at Barclays Center on Saturday.

The defenseman's first multigoal game of his NHL career gave the Pacific Division-leading Canucks (30-18-4) their fifth consecutive victory and seventh in their past eight games (7-1-0). Hughes has 38 points (eight goals, 30 assists), one ahead of Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar (37 points; 11 goals, 26 assists), who was held without a point in a 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.

Hughes is the sixth different rookie defenseman in Canucks history with a multigoal game and first since teammate Alexander Edler on Feb. 14, 2008 (three points; two goals, one assist against the Minnesota Wild).

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Quinn Hughes is the sixth different rookie defenseman in @Canucks history to record a multi-goal game and first since teammate Alexander Edler nearly 12 years ago. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/4nefUZuUJE

 

Draisaitl, Farabee, Kane pace Oilers, Flyers, Blackhawks

Leon Draisaitl had four assists to extend his scoring streak to 11 games (22 points; seven goals, 15 assists) for the Edmonton Oilers in an 8-3 win against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. 

The forward, who has 83 points (29 goals, 54 assists), became the first player to pass 80 points this season and is four points ahead of teammate Connor McDavid (29 goals, 50 assists) for the NHL scoring lead. Draisaitl (52 games) is the first Oilers player to reach 80 points in 52 games or fewer since Mark Messier had 81 points (28 goals, 53 assists) in 50 games in 1989-90.

Joel Farabee (two goals) had his first multigoal game in the NHL for the Flyers and extended his point streak to an NHL career-high five games (six points; four goals, two assists). The 19-year-old forward is the third teenager with at least one point in at least five consecutive team games this season (Andrei Svechnikov, Carolina Hurricanes, 13 points in nine games from Nov. 9-27; Kirby Dach, Chicago Blackhawks, seven points in five games from Nov. 10-19).

Video: COL@PHI: Farabee buries wrist shot form the slot

Patrick Kane stretched his point streak to 12 games (18 points; five goals, 13 assists) for the Blackhawks in a 3-2 shootout win against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. The forward had two assists and scored in the shootout to give Chicago (25-21-6) its fourth straight road win and move it to within three points of Arizona (26-21-7) for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference.

 

Lundqvist continues domination of Red Wings

Henrik Lundqvist earned the 64th shutout of his NHL career and first since Nov. 19, 2017 for the New York Rangers in a 1-0 victory against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena.

The 37-year-old goalie, playing for the first time since Jan. 11, made 33 saves for his fifth shutout against the Red Wings and is the sixth Rangers goalie to shut out Detroit at least five times in the regular season, joining Dave Kerr (eight), John Ross Roach (seven) Chuck Rayner (six), Ed Giacomin (six) and Gump Worsley (five).

Lundqvist is 9-5-6 with a 1.86 goals-against average and .941 save percentage in 20 games against the Red Wings. His 459 NHL wins are tied with Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who shut out the Nashville Predators 3-0 at Bridgestone Arena.

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