In recent NHL action, Zach Hyman stood out with a remarkable hat trick, leading the Oilers to a notable win. Connor McDavid extended his point streak to seven games, amassing 19 points (four goals, 15 assists) during this period. Evan Bouchard also continued his impressive run with 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) over nine games.
In a recent article by AP News, The Carolina Hurricanes faced a setback as Jordan Staal scored, but the team suffered its second consecutive loss and third in the last four games. Hurricanes’ starting goalie Pyotr Kochetkov was replaced after conceding three goals on six shots, with Antti Raanta stepping in to make 25 saves.
In Florida, the Panthers secured a victory over the Dallas Stars. The line of Aleksander Barkov, Sam Reinhart, and Evan Rodrigues collectively earned nine points, with Rodrigues matching his career-high of four points in a game. Reinhart, who scored 17 goals, is tied for second in the NHL goal-scoring race. Carter Verhaeghe added another goal for the Panthers, and Sergei Bobrovsky contributed with 29 saves. The Stars’ Mason Marchment and Thomas Harley each recorded a goal and an assist, while goalie Jake Oettinger made 26 saves.
The Vegas Golden Knights rallied to defeat the St. Louis Blues, splitting their home-and-home series. Jack Eichel, William Karlsson, and Keegan Kolesar each had a goal and an assist, helping the Golden Knights overcome a 3-1 deficit and extend their point streak to six games. Jordan Kyrou led the Blues with a goal and an assist, but it wasn’t enough to secure a win.
Finally, the Tampa Bay Lightning triumphed over the Pittsburgh Penguins, with NHL points leader Nikita Kucherov scoring a goal and an assist. Kucherov set a Tampa Bay franchise record with an 11-game assist streak, the longest in the league this season. Anthony Cirelli and Tanner Jeannot also scored for the Lightning. Sidney Crosby provided the lone assist for the Penguins, who faced their third consecutive loss.”