NHL Rewind: Evgeni Malkin joins elite company, Devils win 13th straight game

It’s time to put a bow on another weekend in the NHL. We saw the New Jersey Devils extend their outrageous winning streak while a Pittsburgh Penguins star commemorated a turning point.

Let’s take a closer take a look at a few of the league’s top plays from the weekend too the leading stories.

Goal of the weekend: Connor McDavid produces unbelievable overtime winner

Connor McDavid suffices of an inequality when it’s five-on-five. When it’s three-on-three in overtime, the Edmonton Oilers star is almost a human cheat code.

In Saturday’s 4-3 overtime win over the Vegas Golden Knights, McDavid got the puck from colleague Darnell Nurse, blew by Golden Knights defenseman Alex Pietrangelo and raised the puck past goaltender Adin Hill to win the video game in significant style. The play was enabled by a great read from Nurse, who struck a cutting McDavid after he chose to bring the puck revoke the offending zone.

At the drop of a hat, McDavid got the puck on his stick and right away made a beeline for the web. Hill had no possibility on the play and practically shook his head in total shock over what McDavid simply did. 

It likewise was a substantial triumph for an Oilers group that has actually been irregular throughout the month of November.

Robbery of the weekend: Cam Talbot flashes the leather 

It was the weekend for the leather around the NHL as numerous goalies made fantastic gloves conserves. If you have not seen it, ensure you take a look at San Jose Sharks goaltender James Reimer devoting a burglary on New York Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey with a great glove conserve.

While Reimer’s conserve was ludicrous in its own right, the conserve of the weekend needs to go to Ottawa Senators netminder Cam Talbot. After the Senators could not clear the zone versus the New Jersey Devils, winger Nathan Bastian had the puck on his stick right in front of the web and Talbot was entirely out of position. Still, Talbot in some way handled to whip his glove into the air and snag Bastian’s chance at point-blank variety.

As you can see on the play, Bastian began to appreciate the sky as he thought that he was going to rating. Who might blame him because close and the goalie leaving the whole net wide-open. Talbot’s conserve needs to be an early candidate for “save of the year” without concern, considering what he needed to do to stop the puck.

Devils make it a baker’s lots

Will the New Jersey Devils ever lose once again? They beat the Edmonton Oilers, 5-2, on Monday night to extend their winning streak to 13 video games.

The Oilers handled to provide the Devils a respectable defend much of the video game, and it was even a one-goal video game in the 3rd duration. That’s when Tomas Tatar knocked his own rebound out of the air and knocked it into the back of the web. You understand a group is hot when its making plays like this.

New Jersey is now simply 4 wins behind the 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins’ record of 17 straight wins in a single season. The Devils might break that record on Dec. 1 with a house video game versus the Nashville Predators, and their schedule establishes well. New Jersey does need to play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday, however that’s at house, and after that it gets the Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals on back-to-back days.

If they win all those video games, the Devils would have the ability to connect the 92-93 Penguins with a roadway video game versus the competitor New York Rangers next Monday.

Evgeni Malkin plays in 1,000th profession video game

Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin reached a historical turning point on Sunday when he wore for the 1,000th video game of his NHL profession. In doing so, Malkin signed up with some quite elite business. Malkin went into the video game with 1,165 profession points (451 objectives & 714 helps) throughout his time with the Penguins.

Only 16 gamers in NHL history have actually tape-recorded more points than Malkin through the very first 1,000 video games of their particular profession. 

In addition, Malkin has the second-most points amongst active NHL gamers that have actually appeared in 1,000 video games. Only colleague Sidney Crosby signed up more points with 1,278 to his credit.

“I appreciate every player who played with me. It’s like, unbelievable. It’s an emotional night for me, for sure. I say thank you to the team, they give me two points, Sid scored in last like three minutes and score empty net,” Malkin stated. “Amazing night, it’s a great memory for me, for sure.”

On the historical night, Malkin scored a 2nd duration objective to assist the Penguins beat the Chicago Blackhawks.

Daniil Tarasov records second-most conserves in Blue Jackets history

Prior to Sunday’s video game versus the Florida Panthers, the Columbus Blue Jackets positioned beginning goaltender Elvis Merzlikins on hurt reserve due to a hip injury. Merzlikins is slated to be out of the lineup for a week or more.

In their very first video game following the relocation, Blue Jackets goalie Daniil Tarasov tape-recorded 47 saves money on 50 shots in a 5-3 Blue Jackets’ win over the Panthers. Tarasov turned up substantial down the stretch as he turned away 17 of the 18 shots he dealt with in the last duration.

Tarasov’s 47 conserves were the most by a novice goaltender in the NHL this season. It marked the second-most conserves by a Blue Jackets novice goalie as just Pascal Leclaire had more with 48 on Jan. 14, 2006. In addition, just 4 NHL goaltenders have actually tallied more conserves throughout the 2022-23 season up until now: Anton Forsberg (53 on Oct. 29), Andrei Vasilevskiy (52 on Nov. 3), Anthony Stolarz (48 on Nov. 5) and Carter Hart (48 on Oct. 27).

It was Tarasov’s very first start because Oct. 25 after being remembered from the Cleveland Monsters of the American Hockey League. 

“You need someone to hold fort for you,” Blue Jackets head coach Brad Larsen stated. “You look at all the good teams — their goalies do that for them. And (Tarasov) did it pretty much all night tonight.”

Blackhawks retire Marian Hossa’s No. 81

Prior to Sunday’s video game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Chicago Blackhawks retired Marian Hossa’s No. 81 in a pregame event. Hossa’s jersey got raised to the rafters where it signed up with a host of Blackhawk greats atop the United Center.

“It is such an honor to be here tonight and to share this with all of you,” Hossa stated throughout his 20-minute speech. “It is incredibly humbling to have my No. 81 forever hung here.”

Several of Hossa’s previous Chicago colleagues remained in presence for the unique event. Current Blackhawk forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews participated in addition to Patrick Sharp, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook, and Niklas Hjalmarsson. Hossa likewise signed up with the 6 gamers for a picture along with the Stanley Cup, which the group won together in 2010, 2013, and 2015.

Appointment seeing today

Rangers at Kings | Tuesday, Nov. 22: This is an intriguing video game since these are 2 excellent groups that have actually left to a rather irregular start to the 2022-23 season. It seems like the Kings and Rangers have another equipment, and we’ll see if either side arrives on Tuesday night.

Bruins at Panthers | Wednesday, Nov. 23: Aside from the Devils, the Bruins are the most popular group in the NHL, however they will be challenged with a roadway video game versus the Panthers on Thanksgiving Eve. Florida has actually had its share of concerns to this point, however it is still a really gifted group.

Maple Leafs at Devils | Wednesday, Nov. 23: As we pointed out above, the Devils will be choosing 14 straight wins versus the Maple Leafs, and this is among their most difficult video games on their roadway to breaking the NHL record for successive wins. Toronto took New Jersey to overtime recently. Hopefully we get another thriller today.

Blues at Lightning | Friday, Nov. 23: After losing 8 video games in a row, the Blues have actually now won 7 straight video games. They immediately went from being among the coldest groups in the league to being among the most popular. They’ll get a heat check when they play the Bolts in Tampa this Friday.

Stars at Avalanche | Saturday, Nov. 24: This is a fight of the leading 2 groups in the Central Division, and the Avs aren’t No. 1. The Stars have actually discovered brand-new life under Peter DeBoer, however they will need to hang onto their location atop the department with Colorado breathing down their neck.

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