NHL November 22 2019 Recap
BROWN SCORES FIRST GOAL OF NHL CAREER
Logan Brown, a first-round pick (11th overall) by the Senators in the 2016 NHL Draft, scored his first career goal to help Ottawa improve to 5-1-0 in its last six games, including three straight wins.
Brown (1-5—6 in 15 GP) was born in Raleigh, N.C. on March 5, 1998 while his father Jeff, a native of Ottawa, played as a defenseman for the Hurricanes during the 1997-98 season.
Brown was raised in St. Louis, Mo. where his father played for parts of five seasons from 1989-90 to 1993-94. The 6’6” Senators forward was childhood friends with current teammate Brady Tkachuk (0-1—1), who also found the score sheet Friday.
Brown was a member of the OHL Windsor Spitfires from 2014-15 through January 2018. Brown was also a member of the 2017 OHL Memorial Cup Champion Windsor Spitfires.
BALANCED SCORING HELPS PENGUINS EXTEND HOME POINT STREAK
Eleven different players found the score sheet as the Penguins extended their home point streak to six games (4-0-2).
A total of 24 different Pittsburgh players have collected at least one point this season including 16 since Nov. 12, the Penguins’ first game without Sidney Crosby.
PREVIEW OF TODAY’S ACTION – STREAKING ISLANDERS, STARS AIM TO EXTEND RUNS
The Islanders (15-0-1 since Oct. 12) and Stars (9-0-1 since Oct. 29) aim to extend their double-digit point streaks when they take on the Sharks and Blackhawks, respectively.
New York, which owns the longest point streak in franchise history, can become the third different team over the last four seasons to go 17 or more consecutive games without a regulation loss. The Islanders would join the Blue Jackets from Nov. 25, 2016 – Jan. 3, 2017 (17-0-1) as well as the Bruins from Dec. 16, 2017 – Jan. 25, 2018 (14-0-4) and Jan. 29 – March 9, 2019 (15-0-4).
Dallas can record a point streak of 11 or more games for the eighth time in franchise history and first since Feb. 21 – March 13, 2012 (10-0-1).
KEEFE CAN JOIN RARE COMPANY AS SEVERAL PLAYERS FACE FORMER TEAM
Sheldon Keefe, who was named Toronto head coach Wednesday, can become the fourth in franchise history to win each of his first two games behind the bench (NHL debut or otherwise) when the Maple Leafs visit the Avalanche at Pepsi Center. He would join Pat Quinn (3-0-0 in 1998-99), George O’Donoghue (2-0-0 in 1921-22) and Dan Maloney (2-0-0 in 1984-85).
Maple Leafs defenseman Tyson Barrie, the all-time leader in regular-season goals, assists and points by an Avalanche/Nordiques blueliner (75-232—307 in 484 GP), is set to face his former team for the first time since being traded to Toronto by Colorado on July 1, 2019. Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri and Maple Leafs forward Alexander Kerfoot, who were involved in the trade, are also expected to face their former club for the first time.
While Barrie led Avalanche defensemen in scoring in 2018-19 (14-45—59 in 78 GP), rookie Cale Makar has taken over as Colorado’s leading point producer from the blueline this season with 7-18—25 through the first 22 regular-season games of his NHL career. Makar has recorded 6-9—15 in 10 contests since Nov. 1 and can become the 10th rookie defenseman in NHL history with 16 or more points in any calendar month (and second with a Colorado-based team).
Barry Beck played for the Colorado Rockies, which were based in Denver from 1976-77 to 1981-82 before becoming the New Jersey Devils.