The Vegas Golden Knights won 6-3 against the Vancouver Canucks at T-Mobile Arena on Sunday in their 200th regular-season game since joining the NHL for the 2017-18 season.
Max Pacioretty (two goals, two assists) extended his goal streak to four games for the Golden Knights, who are 112-69-19 in their history, second-best by an NHL team through its first 200 games in terms of wins, points (243) and point percentage (.608), behind the original Ottawa Senators (124-72-4, 252 points, .630 percentage).
The Golden Knights also played their 100th regular-season home game and are 62-28-10 at T-Mobile Arena, fourth-best in NHL history through 100 home games, behind the original Senators (78-19-3), Montreal Canadiens (71-28-1) and Toronto Arenas/St. Patricks (69-29-2). Of the seven current NHL teams that have moved to a new geographic location at least once, Vegas has the second-highest number of points through 200 games after relocation behind the Colorado Avalanche (114-57-29, 257 points). The former Quebec Nordiques relocated to Denver in 1995.
William Karlsson is the only player to skate in all 200 games for the Golden Knights. He leads them with 162 points (77 goals, 85 assists) since their inaugural season, the 13th-highest total by a player after a team's first 200 games and highest since Brian Bradley had 179 points (75 goals, 104 assists) in 188 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who debuted in 1992-93.
Pacioretty has eight points (five goals, three assists) in his past four games after not having a point in the previous three. Jonathan Marchessault scored his 100th NHL goal for the Golden Knights (18-13-5), who are 7-2-1 in their past 10 games. Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves and moved ahead of Sean Burke into 14th place on the NHL list for games played by a goalie (821).
Staal gets NHL point No. 1,000 for Wild
Eric Staal become the sixth active NHL player to reach 1,000 points (429 goals, 571 assists) with a power-play goal at 12:37 of the first period for the Minnesota Wild in a 5-3 loss against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center. The center extended his goal streak to three games and joined Joe Thornton (1,490), Alex Ovechkin (1,244), Sidney Crosby (1,233), Patrick Marleau (1,177) and Evgeni Malkin (1,029) as those still playing in the NHL with at least 1,000 points.
Staal and his brothers Jordan Staal (520 points), Marc Staal (180) and Jared Staal (two games played) have combined for 1,700 regular-season points, the 14th-highest total by a set of brothers in NHL history. Brent Sutter (829), Brian Sutter (636), Ron Sutter (535), Duane Sutter (342), Rich Sutter (315) and Darryl Sutter (279) totaled 2,936.
Jets strike for seven goals against Flyers
The Winnipeg Jets scored four goals in a span of 4:17 in the second period in a 7-3 win against the Philadelphia Flyers at Bell MTS Place. The four goals were the second-fastest scored in one game in Jets/Atlanta Thrashers history behind four in 3:50 in the second period of a 5-2 win against the New Jersey Devils on Nov. 18, 2017. The fastest four goals scored in one game by the original Jets was 2:16, also in the second period, during a 7-5 victory against the Canucks on Nov. 9, 1984.
The Jets (20-11-2) are 4-1-1 in their past six games and have won five in a row at home.
Kopitar moves up Kings scoring list
Anze Kopitar scored two goals for the Los Angeles Kings in a 4-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena. The center has 919 points (325 goals, 594 assists) in 1,038 NHL games, passing Wayne Gretzky (918) for fourth place in Kings history.
Alex Iafallo had two assists for Los Angeles (14-18-3), which extended its point streak to four games (3-0-1).