Jakub Vrana's first NHL hat trick helped the Washington Capitals extend a few streaks in their 4-2 win against the Calgary Flames at Capital One Arena on Sunday.
At least one Washington player has scored multiple goals in six straight games, matching the Capitals' longest such run set Feb. 7-24, 1987. Vrana scored two goals in a 6-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday.
Vrana has scored the Capitals' first goal of a game five times. Six of his nine goals this season have come in the first period, the second-most first-period goals in the NHL after Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak (eight).
The victory also extended the Capitals' winning streak to four games and their point streak to nine (8-0-1).
Getzlaf at 1,000
Ryan Getzlaf became the first player to skate in 1,000 regular-season games with the Anaheim Ducks in their 3-2 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks at Honda Center.
He reached the milestone in Anaheim's 2,000th regular-season game since joining the NHL in 1993-94, meaning Getzlaf has skated in 50 percent of every game in Ducks history (minimum 1,000 games for teams). Patrick Marleau tops the list by playing in 69.5 percent of all San Jose Sharks games (1,504 of 2,163).
Boqvist sets century first for Blackhawks
Blackhawks rookie defenseman Adam Boqvist scored his first NHL goal in the win against the Ducks. The 19-year-old is Chicago's first defenseman born in the 2000s to score a goal.
At age 19 years, 80 days, Boqvist is the third-youngest Blackhawks defenseman to score in the regular season, following Harold Jackson (18 years, 173 days) against the New York Rangers on Jan. 21, 1937, and Steve McCarthy (18 years, 245 days) against the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 6, 1999.
Pastrnak, Marchand, Draisaitl can extend streaks
Pastrnak and Brad Marchand will have a chance to extend their scoring streaks for the Bruins when they play the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden on Monday (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVAS, NESN, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV).
Pastrnak, who leads the NHL with 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists), can tie his NHL best with a 12-game point streak; he also had points in 12 straight (14 points; five goals, nine assists) from Nov. 22-Dec. 18, 2017. All his points this season have come during his 11-game streak after he was held without a point in the Bruins' first two games.
Marchand can become the third Bruins player in the past 25 years with a point streak of at least 13 games, joining Phil Kessel (18 games, 2008-09) and Adam Oates (20 games, 1996-97).
Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, who is second to Pastrnak in points (26) and tied with him for the NHL lead in goals (13), can extend his goal streak to six games when the Oilers play the Arizona Coyotes at Rogers Place on Tuesday (9 p.m. ET; ESPN+, SNW, FS-A PLUS, NHL.TV).
Draisaitl is one of four players to score in five straight games this season, but the only active streaks belong to him and New York Islanders forward Derick Brassard. Draisaitl also can become the first Oilers player with a goal streak of at least six games since Jimmy Carson scored in seven straight from Nov. 23-Dec. 4, 1988.