The quieter 16-game point streak

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With a goal tonight, the 24-year-old forward extended his point streak to an incredible 16 games. I speak of course of Anaheim’s Troy Terry. Sure, Connor McDavid scored a timely highlight reel goal to help the Oilers in an eventual shootout victory to extend his own point streak to 16 games, but odds are you already knew that or were at least vaguely aware that McDavid is having another amazing season. By contrast, Terry’s own 16-game point streak has flown a little under the radar.

Part of that’s because Terry doesn’t have the same resume as McDavid. In fact, with 12 goals and 22 points in 17 games this season, Terry has already set new career-highs in goals and points. There’s also the fact that Terry was held off the scoresheet in his season debut, so unlike McDavid’s, his run isn’t a season-opening point streak, which makes it a bit less relevant from a historical standpoint.

To highlight that, McDavid’s 16-game point streak is in a four-way tie for the 10th longest season-opening point streak ever. Terry’s 16-game point streak hasn’t cracked the top-50 of all-time, though it’s creeping up on the list at this point.

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All the same, Terry deserves recognition. His run is remarkable and his breakout campaign is a significant part of the reason that Anaheim is an impressive 10-5-3 even after Thursday’s 2-1 loss to Carolina. Plus there’s something special about the idea that Terry, a player who was taken 147 picks after McDavid, is simultaneously enjoying a similar run. Not that the two players have produced equal results, but Terry is worthy of more attention than he has gotten to date.

CALGARY 5 BUFFALO 0

Jacob Markstrom stopped 27 shots to earn his fifth shutout of the season. He’s been incredible with a 6-3-4 record, 1.68 GAA, and .942 save percentage in 13 starts.

Tage Thompson fired four shots against Markstrom. He’s scored five goals on 44 shots for a 11.4% success rate.

Dustin Tokarski surrendered five goals on 23 shots in 40 minutes of ice time. Aaron Dell came in for the third period and saved 10 shots, but it the Sabres couldn’t stage a comeback.

Johnny Gaudreau scored two goals, including the game winner, and registered an assist. He’s up to six goals and 19 points in 17 contests.

Matthew Tkachuk also came up big for the Flames, contributing a goal and two assists. That gives him eight goals and 15 points in 17 games.

Andrew Mangiapane chipped in two goals for Calgary. He has 12 goals and 14 points in 17 contests.

TORONTO 2 NY RANGERS 1

Both of Toronto’s goals were scored by defenseman Morgan Rielly. He’s up to three goals and 13 points in 18 games.

John Tavares, Michael Bunting, Auston Matthews, and Wayne Simmonds each assisted on one of the two goals. For Matthews that extended his point streak to five games.

Dryden Hunt accounted for the Rangers’ goal. It was his first marker and second point in 17 games.

Igor Shesterkin stopped 28 of 30 Maple Leafs shots. He’s 8-3-2 with a 2.39 GAA and .930 save percentage in 13 starts.

At the other end of the ice, Jack Campbell extended his fantastic start to the season by saving 27 of 28 shots. He has a 10-3-1 record, 1.63 GAA, and .944 save percentage in 15 games.

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PITTSBURGH 6 MONTREAL 0

With 24 saves Tristan Jarry was able to earn his first shutout of the 2021-22 campaign. He has a 6-4-3 record, 2.33 GAA, and .922 save percentage in 13 starts.

For the second straight game, Nick Suzuki didn’t have a single shot. The Canadiens forward has been solid overall this season, but he has no points and a minus-seven rating over his last four games.

Cayden Primeau turned aside just 26 of 31 shots through two periods. Sam Montembeault was put in for the third and saved 11 of 12 shots the rest of the way.

Teddy Blueger was a driving force for the Penguins with two goals and an assist. He has five goals and seven points in 16 games.

Jake Guentzel chipped in a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh. That gives him six goals and 13 points in 15 contests.

FLORIDA 4 NEW JERSEY 1

New Jersey’s only goal came from Dougie Hamilton. At the time, it gave them a 1-0 lead, but things went downhill for the Devils.

That’s in part because Mackenzie Blackwood had a rough game. He allowed four goals on 27 shots before being yanked midway through the second period. Jonathan Bernier stepped in and saved the 14 shots he faced.

Anthony Duclair scored a goal and registered an assist. The Panthers forward has nine goals and 16 points in 17 games.

Jonathan Huberdeau also had a goal and an assist for Florida. He’s up to six goals and 17 points in 17 contests.

TAMPA BAY 4 PHILADELPHIA 3 (SO)

Carter Hart stopped 29 of 32 shots before the skills competition. He was beaten twice in two shootout rounds to miss out on the extra point.

Andrei Vasilevskiy saved 27 of 30 shots prior to the shootout. He was then perfect in the two shootout rounds and consequently got the win.

Steven Stamkos scored a goal and registered an assist in regulation time. The Lightning forward also scored during the shootout.

The Lightning’s other shootout goal was netted by Brayden Point. On top of that, Point scored a goal in the second period.

Claude Giroux contributed a pair of goals for the Flyers. His second goal came at 19:51 of the third frame to push the game into overtime and at least let Philadelphia walk away with a point.

ST. LOUIS 4 SAN JOSE 1

Brandon Saad was the hero for the Blues with two goals. He has six goals and seven points in 12 games.

Robert Thomas netted the game-winning goal. It was his second goal and 16th point in 16 contests.

Ville Husso turned aside 26 of 27 Sharks shots. It was just his second start of the season, but he’s been great in his limited playing time with a 0.50 GAA and .984 save percentage.

Jonathan Dahlen scored a goal for the Sharks. He has seven goals and nine points in 15 contests.

James Reimer kicked out 44 of 48 shots last night. He faced at least 13 shots in each period and a staggering 19 in the second frame.

MINNESOTA 7 DALLAS 2

Kirill Kaprizov helped lead the Wild to this blowout win by scoring a goal and registering three assists. He’s up to four goals and 15 points in 16 contests.

Victor Rask, Mats Zuccarello, and Alex Goligoski each found the back of the net and registered two assists. For Zuccarello, he now has four goals and 12 points in 12 games.

Although the score was one-sided, it wasn’t because Dallas played a passive game. Cam Talbot saved 36 of 38 Stars shots. He improved to a 9-4-0 record, 2.85 GAA, and .906 save percentage in 13 starts.

At the other end of the ice, Anton Khudobin kicked out 19 of 26 shots. He has a 3-3-1 record, 3.73 GAA, and .873 save percentage in seven games.

EDMONTON 2 WINNIPEG 1 (SO)

This game was scoreless until Nikolaj Ehlers put the Jets on board with a goal at 13:57 of the third period. It was his fifth goal and 12th point in 16 games.

Connor McDavid answered with an amazing goal less than a minute later. If you haven’t already, you should really watch the highlight. Based on how this season has gone this far, McDavid might not just walk away with the “goal of the year,” but all places in the top-three. The goal also extended his season-opening point streak to 16 games.

McDavid also scored in the shootout. Kyle Turris found the back of the net too in order to secure the Oilers’ shootout win.

Stuart Skinner had a busy night, saving 46 of 47 shots before the skills competition. He was perfect in two shootout rounds to secure the win.

Connor Hellebuyck turned aside 31 of 32 shots in regulation time. As previously mentioned, he gave up two goals in the shootout, so his record now stands at 6-2-4.

COLUMBUS 5 ARIZONA 4

Elvis Merzlikins saved 25 of 29 shots before the shootout. He allowed two goals in seven shootout rounds, but that was good enough to get the win in this one.

Scott Wedgewood turned aside 42 of 46 shots through overtime. Unfortunately for him, his busy night didn’t result in a win as he was beaten three times in the shootout.

Jakob Chychrun scored a goal and registered an assist for the Coyotes. He’s up to two goals and four points in 17 contests.

Boone Jenner contributed two goals for Columbus. That gives him nine goals and 11 points in 14 games.

The Blue Jackets also got help from Zach Werenski, who finished with a goal and an assist. He’s up to four goals and 10 points in 14 contests.

VEGAS 5 DETROIT 2

Thomas Greiss had a rough night, allowing four goals on 22 shots. Alex Nedeljkovic stepped in for the third period and stopped nine of 10 shots the rest of the way.

Givani Smith scored a goal for the Red Wings. It was his first goal and point in 13 contests.

Zach Whitecloud netted two goals, including the game winner. He has two goals and three points in five games.

Paul Cotter also scored a goal for the Golden Knights. That gives him two goals in four contests.

CAROLINA 2 ANAHEIM 1

Troy Terry scored the Ducks’ lone goal. He’s up to 12 goals and 22 points in 17 games this season.

John Gibson turned aside 29 of 31 Hurricanes shots. It wasn’t a bad game for him, but that nevertheless ended his seven-game winning streak.

Seth Jarvis scored the game-winning goal at 9:34 of the third period. It was his third goal and fourth point in eight games.

Ethan Bear accounted for the Hurricanes’ other marker. He has a goal and six points in 15 contests.

Frederik Andersen saved 31 of 32 shots last night. He’s 10-2-0 with a 1.71 GAA and .941 save percentage in 12 games.