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Golden Knights match 100-year-old benchmark

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The Vegas Golden Knights continue to win and make history.

The expansion team improved to 5-1-0 with a 5-4 overtime victory against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, becoming the first team in the NHL's modern era (since 1943-44) to win five of its first six games in its inaugural season.

Vegas joined the 1917-18 Montreal Canadiens as the only other franchise in the 100-year history of the League to start its first season 5-1-0. One of the victories for Montreal was a forfeit against the Montreal Wanderers as a result of a fire that burned Westmount Arena to the ground on Jan. 2, 1918.


THE BUTCHER DID IT

Will Butcher of the New Jersey Devils got his ninth assist in a 5-4 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning to become the first rookie defenseman in NHL history to record at least nine assists in his first six career games and third in the 100-year history of the League to have at least nine points in his first six career games, according to Elias.

Harry Cameron had 15 points (nine goals, six assists) in his first six games with the 1917-18 Toronto Arenas and Phil Housley had nine points (two goals, seven assists) with the 1982-83 Buffalo Sabres.

 

LUCKY 7 FOR KUCHEROV

Tell us if you've heard this one before: Nikita Kucherov scored a goal. The Lightning forward extended his season-opening goal streak to seven games in the loss to the Devils, joining some impressive company.

Video: TBL@NJD: Kucherov extends goal streak, ties game

 

SENATORS FANS ASSIST WITH ANTHEM

A fire alarm knocked out the public-address system at Canadian Tire Centre, but a bunch of Senators fans chipped in to help singer Steph La Rochelle deliver "O Canada."

 
8-YEAR-OLD IS ISLANDER FOR A DAY

The Islanders made Brandon Bloom's dream come true, inviting the 8-year-old with non-Hodgkin lymphoma onto the ice during practice as an Islander for a day.

 
CROSBY MAGIC

The Penguins were less than a minute from a loss at MSG on Tuesday, but then Sidney Crosby scored from an impossible angle that forced overtime and ultimately led to Pittsburgh's 5-4 win.

Video: PIT@NYR: Crosby beats Lundqvist from behind the net

 
FOLIGNO LIGHTS THE LAMP

Nick Foligno's first goal of the 2017-18 season was one for the highlight reel. The Blue Jackets captain stole a pass, toe-dragged around Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey before outwaiting goalie Steve Mason for the goal.

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