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Last Night Today from Slapshot Central

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There were just four games to choose from last night, with two of them nationally broadcast in the United States.

Last Night Today has the streaks, milestones and highlights. If you want to know how many players moved up in all-time scoring for their respective franchises, who earned a personal best scoring record, which goaltender outperformed the rest, and how many coaches may have put themselves on the hot seat, Last Night Today has you covered.

Player and Point Streaks

  • Both Patrice Bergeron and Taylor Hall (Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers, respectively) moved ahead on their team’s all-time franchise points lists with tallies in their victories last night. Bergeron, with 26 points in 27 games, is second in scoring for the Bruins and 11th on the team’s all-time scoring list. He surpassed Milt Schmidt with his 576th NHL point. Hall is now 6th in the NHL for scoring and 2nd among all Edmonton Oilers for overtime goals scored.
  • In comparison, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Beau Bennett scored two goals in the team’s 4-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche last night. The 24-year-old right wing tied, and surpassed, his own personal goal record for a single NHL season. He also did it in half the time it took him to earn his four goals just last year. Bennett is on pace to play his first season in the NHL with more than 50 games, largely due to injuries in previous campaigns.
  • Remember the 1,000 point club that Patrick Marleau joined earlier this year? Here’s an update on the Sedin twins, as Daniel had a two-point game last night. His brother Henrik is almost halfway through his final 100 point hurdle with 944 points. Daniel has 914 points and counting, putting him within 90 points of hitting the remarkable milestone.
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins paid tribute to their long-time teammate Pascal Dupuis before the game against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday by getting his stall ready for him. He talked with Penguins’ broadcaster Dan Potash about what that meant to him and how he planned to address his retirement.

Team Streaks

  • Over the last few years, there hasn’t been much to love about the Edmonton Oilers outside of their slew of first overall draft selection. The team’s win over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night marked their fifth consecutive win at home, marking the longest win streak for the Oilers since 2008. The two points earned gives the Calgary Flames sole possession of last in the Pacific Division.
  • The Colorado Avalanche lost their 16th game in regulation this season, putting the club three points back from the second lowest club in the Central Division (the Winnipeg Jets). That puts Patrick Roy’s coaching record with the Avalanche in a position to fall below a .500 for the first time since taking over the job two years ago. If the downward slide continues for the Avalanche, how hot will Roy’s seat get?.
  • Canucks fans feel like their team gives up too many third period leads. The team finally turned that around last night, erasing a two-goal deficit in the final frame for the win. Vancouver is now second in the Pacific Division, and they’ve done so with fewer wins (11) than three of the teams below them in the standings.

Highlights

Olli Maatta missed the majority of his 2014-15 season with both extensive shoulder surgery and the removal of a cancerous tumor, but the 21-year-old Finnish blue liner is on pace to pick up right where he left off. Here’s a look at last night’s goal against the Colorado Avalanche…

Leon Draisaitl tallied his ninth goal and 22nd point of the season (in just 19 games) on his game-opening goal Wednesday night. If you missed that, it’s worth watching… a few times…

Then, we’ve got the NHL’s third-ever Punjabi player (Robin Bawa and Manny Malhotra are the other two) with his first NHL fight…

And finally: Montreal’s Mike Condon didn’t win last night, but he made some pretty impressive saves…

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