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Facts and Figures: DeAngelo, Rinne make history

Rangers defenseman has hat trick, five-point game; Predators goalie scores goal

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DeAngelo's five-point game

NJD@NYR: DeAngelo records hatty, two assists in win

Tony DeAngelo records five points, including his first NHL hat trick, against the Devils in the Rangers' 6-3 victory

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Tony DeAngelo and Pekka Rinne each made history Thursday.

DeAngelo matched the New York Rangers' single-game record for points by a defenseman by scoring three goals and assisting on two others for a five-point night in a 6-3 win against the New Jersey Devils.

He joined Hall of Famer Brian Leetch, who had two five-point games for the Rangers, on Feb. 17, 1989 (one goal, four assists) and April 18, 1995 (five assists). DeAngelo is the seventh defenseman in Rangers history to have a regular-season hat trick and the first since Reijo Ruotsalainen on March 17, 1982.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: DeAngelo is the seventh different defenseman in @NYRangers history to score a hat trick in a regular-season game and first since Reijo Ruotsalainen on March 17, 1982 (vs. PHI). #NHLStats https://t.co/VVuWQPAXxK pic.twitter.com/dcU3fddDnz

DeAngelo joined Zach Werenski of the Columbus Blue Jackets (Dec. 31) as the only defensemen to score three goals in a game this season. He leads Rangers defensemen in goals (11) and points (36) and is a key reason the Rangers lead the NHL in points by defensemen with 124 (34 goals, 90 assists); the Tampa Bay Lightning, Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals are tied for second with 116.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: He is also the NHL's second blueliner in a span of 10 days to net a hat trick, joining Columbus' Zach Werenski (Dec. 31, 2019 vs. FLA). #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/6YPtHeCtIT

Forward Artemi Panarin, who signed a seven-year contract with the Rangers on July 1, had a goal and two assists, giving him 61 points (24 goals, 37 assists). He's the sixth player to reach the 60-point mark this season and the first member of the Rangers to do so in his first 43 games with the team, besting Wayne Gretzky, who had 59 points (16 goals, 43 assists) in 43 games in 1996-97.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Artemi Panarin's 60 points are the most-ever by a @NYRangers player through his first 43 games with the franchise, besting Wayne Gretzky's previous mark in 1996-97 (16-43���59 in 43 GP). #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/badaRI0KeN

Panarin is the second player in as many seasons to have at least three points in at least three consecutive home games; Tyler Bertuzzi of the Detroit Red Wings did it from March 29-April 2, 2019. The last player with a longer such streak was Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who had a five-game run from Jan. 21-Feb. 10, 2008.

 

Rinne scores goal to cap Predators' first win under new coach

Nashville's Pekka Rinne became the 12th goalie in NHL history to score a goal when his length-of-the-ice shot went into an empty net to cap the Predators' 5-2 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center.

Rinne made 29 saves before shooting the puck from behind his own goal line into the net for the first goal scored by a goalie since Mike Smith of the Arizona Coyotes did it on Oct. 19, 2013.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Pekka Rinne of the @PredsNHL became the 12th goaltender in NHL history to score a regular-season goal. More #NHLStats: https://t.co/xbsIUS2CBX pic.twitter.com/2k33AdigmN

Defenseman Roman Josi extended his point streak to 12 games with an assist on the first of Nashville's three first-period goals, helping the Predators give coach John Hynes his first victory since taking over Tuesday, one day after Peter Laviolette was fired.

Video: NSH@CHI: Rinne launches home first NHL goal

 

Hat trick of hat tricks for Pastrnak

With his mom in attendance at TD Garden, David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins scored three goals for his NHL-leading third hat trick of the season in a 5-4 win against the Winnipeg Jets.

Pastrnak, who also had three hat tricks last season, registered the 32nd instance in NHL history of a player having at last three such games in consecutive seasons. Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin is the only other active player to do so; he had three hat tricks each in 2007-08 and 2008-09, and again in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: David Pastrnak recorded the 32nd instance in NHL history of a player scoring three or more hat tricks in consecutive seasons (also 3 in 2018-19). Alex Ovechkin is the only other active player to do so (3 in 2007-08 and 2008-09; 2017-18 and 2018-19). #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/y7TOAjllGf

The 23-year-old has eight hat tricks in his six NHL seasons (including the Stanley Cup Playoffs), the most by any player in Bruins history prior to his 24th birthday.

Pastrnak also extended his points streak to 12 games, one shy of his 13-game run earlier this season (Oct. 8-Nov. 5). He's the first Boston player with multiple point streaks of at least 12 games in one season since Phil Esposito (15, 13 and 13 games) and Bobby Orr (15 and 12 games) in 1973-74.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: David Pastrnak is the first @NHLBruins player to register multiple point streaks of 12+ games in a single season since Phil Esposito (15 GP, 13 GP and 13 GP) and Bobby Orr (15 GP and 12 GP) in 1973-74. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/12eFTGYsp4

 

McDavid first to 70 points, leads Oilers rally

Connor McDavid's third-period assist made him the first player to reach 70 points this season and helped the Edmonton Oilers rally from two goals down to defeat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 at Bell Centre.

McDavid (24 goals, 46 assists) reached the 70-point mark in 46 games or fewer for the second time in as many seasons; he got his 70th point in his 46th game last season. He's the first player since the Pittsburgh Penguins' Jaromir Jagr in 1998-99 (46 games) and 1999-2000 (38) to accomplish the feat in consecutive seasons.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Connor McDavid reached the 70-point mark in 46 games or fewer for the second time in as many seasons (also 46 in 2018-19).The last NHL player to achieve the feat in consecutive seasons was Jaromir Jagr with the Penguins in 1998-99 (46 GP) and 1999-00 (38 GP). #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/mSlJKTBz2G

t was the second multigoal comeback win of the season for the Oilers (24-17-5), who moved within one point of the Coyotes (25-17-4) and Vegas Golden Knights (24-17-6) for the Pacific Division lead.

 

Stamkos reaches milestone in Lightning's ninth straight win

Steven Stamkos had two assists to help the Tampa Bay Lightning defeat the Arizona Coyotes 4-0 at Amalie Arena for their ninth consecutive win. The Lightning are one shy of the longest winning streak in the NHL this season, a 10-0-0 run by the New York Islanders from Oct. 12 through Nov. 5.

The two assists gave Stamkos 400 for his career and came less than two months after he scored his 400th goal, Nov. 16 against the Winnipeg Jets. He's the third player in Lightning history to have 400 assists and one of eight active players with 400 goals and 400 assists.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Active players with 400 goals and 400 assists: 1,082 - Joe Thornton 782 - Sidney Crosby 639 - @emalkin71geno623 - Patrick Marleau 574 - Eric Staal569 - @ovi8426 - Ilya Kovalchuk 400 - @RealStamkos91 #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/u14rxLzHdk

 

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