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Last Night Today from Slapshot Central

Yesterday, the NHL saw another fourteen-game night. While Patrick Kane had a pretty special night with the Chicago Blackhawks, plenty of other clubs had impressive showings, as well.

The Arizona Coyotes pulled off a must-need win at home, the Los Angeles Kings continued to dominate, the Florida Panthers kept themselves alive, and an unlikely hero helped the Edmonton Oilers continue to move slowly, but surely up the standings.

If you missed any of Friday’s highlights, we got you covered on Last Night Today.

Player and Point Streaks

  • Patrick Kane’s point streak just keeps growing, as he moved to tie Sidney Crosby with scoring in 25 games and counting Friday night. The Chicago Blackhawks winger could become the first player to beat Sidney Crosby’s point streak, set in the 2010-2011 season, which has only been hit by five players since 1990 (including Kane). That puts Kane is a position to beat a point streak that hasn’t been touched since before the first Collective Bargaining Agreement was written.
  • Lauri Korpikoski scored a hat trick in the Edmonton Oilers’ 7-5 victory over the New York Rangers, while rookie Leon Draisaitl earned assists number 15 and 16 on the season. Draisaitl has been one of the most lethal contributors for the Oilers this year.
  • Although he lost his first NHL game, rookie netminder Connor Hellebuyck finished with a .935 save percentage as he stopped 29 of 31 shots. Across the ice, Corey Crawford earned his fifteenth career shutout. He’s now on a three game winning streak…

Team Streaks

  • The Los Angeles Kings have won six consecutive games, going 7-2-1 in their last 10. That’s a far cry from the 0-3-0 start they made to start the season, as they are now sitting first in the Pacific Division by a decisive 9 points.

Highlights

If you missed the show-stopping performance for Philadelphia Flyers netminder Michal Neuvirth, here’s a look at exactly what he managed to get done last night…

The Minnesota Wild ultimately lost, but the one goal they scored was a beauty. Take a look at how Jared Spurgeon beat Anders Lindback…

Speaking of great snipes, this goal by Shayne Gostisbehere is really worth a second look…

Finally, Jonathan Quick played light’s-out in Los Angeles’ sixth consecutive win of the season. He made a behind-the-back save in the shootout that absolutely stole the show…

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