Jack Eichel is on pace for an NHL career-high 111 points (48 goals, 63 assists) after he assisted on Colin Miller's overtime goal for the Buffalo Sabres in a 3-2 victoryagainst the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Sunday.
The assist gave the 23-year-old center 23 points during a 13-game streak (10 goals, 13 assists), the longest of his NHL career and the longest active in the League. The Sabres captain and No. 2 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft is 4-2-1 head-to-head against Oilers center Connor McDavid, the No. 1 pick in 2015.
Eichel is among a group of 10 players who could reach the 100-point mark this season. Also on the list are Oilers center Leon Draisaitl at 136 points (49 goals, 87 assists), New York Rangers forward Artemi Panarin with 102 points (40 goals, 62 assists), and Florida Panthers forwards Aleksander Barkov (28 goals, 74 assists) and Jonathan Huberdeau (31 goals, 71 assists), each with 102 points.
Eichel's point streak is tied with Pastrnak, Draisaitl, Brad Marchand and Nathan MacKinnon for the second-longest this season behind Patrick Kane's 15 games for the Chicago Blackhawks from Nov. 2-30. He has five points on tying goals and eight points on go-ahead goals during the run.
Barkov, Huberdeau achieve Panthers first
Barkov had a goal and an assist and Huberdeau had two assists for the Panthers in a 5-1 win against the San Jose Sharks at BB&T Center. Each passed 35 points in their 29th game this season. It's the first time in Panthers history that two players each had 35 before their team's 30th game. Pavel Bure had 35 points (21 goals, 14 assists) after 26 games of the 1999-00 season and is only Panthers skater to reach the mark in fewer games than Barkov (10 goals, 26 assists) and Huberdeau (11 goals, 25 assists), each of whom has 36 points. Huberdeau now has 395 points in the NHL, passing Stephen Weiss (394) for second in Panthers history. He's 24 points behind Olli Jokinen's 419.
Florida (15-9-5) is second in the Atlantic Division behind the Bruins (20-4-6) after earning its third win in four games (3-1-0).
Six defensemen spark Rangers to victory
Jacob Trouba had a goal and assist and Tony DeAngelo had an assist, two of six defensemen with at least one point for the Rangers in a 5-0 win against the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. It was the second time this season that New York had at least one point from six defensemen (a 6-4 winagainst the Winnipeg Jets on Oct. 3). The only other time in Rangers history that's been accomplished was Nov. 17, 2007, when Michal Rozsival, Dan Girardi, Marc Staal, Fedor Tyutin, Paul Mara and Jason Strudwick each had at least one point.
Rangers defensemen have 86 points (26 goals, 80 assists) this season, most in the NHL. Trouba has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his past six games, DeAngelo leads New York defensemen with 21 points (seven goals, 14 assists) and Brady Skjei had an assist against the Golden Knights for his 100th NHL point.