The Vancouver Canucks put on a big offensive display again Tuesday in their 7-2 win against the Florida Panthers at Rogers Arena.
The Canucks scored five times in the first period, including four times in the first 9:35 of the game. It was the second time this season Vancouver has scored five goals in a period after doing it the third period of a 5-2 win at the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 22.
Vancouver is the fourth team since 1989-90 with multiple five-goal periods in its first 11 games, joining the Ottawa Senators (Oct. 21 and Oct. 26, 2006), Colorado Avalanche (Oct. 8 and Oct. 19, 1996) and Boston Bruins (Oct. 9 and Oct. 28, 1993).
It's also the third straight game the Canucks have scored at least five goals, following their 6-5 shootout loss against the Washington Capitals on Friday, marking the third time since 1999-2000 they have done that.
Forward Elias Pettersson had three assists for Vancouver on Tuesday, giving him 80 points (31 goals, 49 assists) in 82 career NHL games. Among players to debut with the Canucks, Pettersson is second to Pavel Bure in fewest games needed to reach 80 points in the NHL; Bure had 80 points (49 goals, 31 assists) in 80 games.
Garland keys another Coyotes comeback
Forward Conor Garland had a goal and an assist to help the Arizona Coyotes came back from being down two goals to win 3-2 in a shootout against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center.
It's the second straight game the Coyotes have come back from being down multiple goals; they won 5-3 against the New Jersey Devils on Friday after trailing 2-0 in the first period. It's the second time in Coyotes/Winnipeg Jets history they've accomplished the feat in consecutive games; they also did it March 18-20, 2010.
It marked the 26th multigoal comeback win through 178 games played this season, behind the 29 comebacks in 1986-87 for the most through the first 178 games in any NHL season.
McDavid to play 300th NHL game
Connor McDavid will play his 300th NHL game when the Edmonton Oilers face the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; SN360, SN1, FS-D, NHL.TV).
The center has 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) in 12 games this season, and 393 points (134 goals, 259 assists) in his first 299 games, tied with Dale Hawerchuk and Teemu Selanne for 11th-most points in NHL history through 300 games. Denis Savard is 10th with 400; Wayne Gretzky is first with 661.
McDavid also is one of seven players in NHL history to win the Hart Trophy as NHL most valuable player (2016-17) and Art Ross Trophy as the League's top scorer (2016-17, 2017-18) before playing his 300th game, joining Wayne Gretzky, Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Orr and Jean Beliveau.
Lots of experience on ice in Boston
When the San Jose Sharks and Boston Bruins play at TD Garden on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; NESN, NBCSCA, NHL.TV), three of the top 22 all-time in NHL games played will be on the ice: Sharks forwards Patrick Marleau (fifth, 1,665) and Joe Thornton (12th, 1,578), and Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara (22nd, 1,496).
Chara is 42 years old, and Marleau and Thornton each is 40. It's the first time three players at least 40 years old played in the same game was March 4, 2014, when New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr (42) and goalie Martin Brodeur (41) played against Detroit Red Wings forward Daniel Alfredsson (41). It's the first time three skaters at least 40 years old played in the same game since April 1, 2013, when Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne (42) played against Dallas Stars forwards Jagr (41) and Ray Whitney (40).