The Avalanche, playing their first game since being swept by the Ottawa Senators in the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series in Stockholm, Sweden last weekend and playing their first home game since a 5-3 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Nov. 2, improved to 6-1-1 at Pepsi Center this season.
At 22 years, 76 days, MacKinnon become the youngest Avalanche player to have five points in a game since Paul Stastny did it against the St. Louis Blues on Dec. 9, 2007 when he was 21 years old, 347 days, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Rally big win
The Arizona Coyotes picked up their first regulation win of the season with a 5-4 victory at the Montreal Canadiens, and they did it in historic fashion. The Coyotes won despite trailing 2-0, 3-2 and 4-3, marking the first time they rallied from at least one goal down three times and won since a 5-4 shootout win against the Anaheim Ducks on March 4, 2013.
Great for a Luong time
Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo made 35 saves for his 74th career shutout in a 2-0 victory against the San Jose Sharks and he did it spectacular fashion, throwing in a highlight-reel stop on Timo Meier.
Stop what you are doing right now and watch Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray absolutely rob Ottawa Senators forward Mike Hoffman of a goal by diving across the crease and dropping his stick to stop the puck with the gloved side of his blocker. The Penguins won 3-1 thanks in part to Murray’s 21 saves.
No one is playing better hockey than the Tampa Bay Lightning this season and that continued Thursday with an offensive outburst against their former goalie, Ben Bishop, and the Dallas Stars in a 6-1 win.
Knights still golden
The Vegas Golden Knights were supposed to take some lumps in their inaugural season. Their start was historic. And now, here we are nearing Thanksgiving and they are still winning games.
Blink and you missed it
The Islanders scored twice in 36 seconds in a 6-4 win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Don’t believe it? See for yourself.
Charlie, a black Labrador retriever from the America’s VetDogs charity, dropped the ceremonial first puck at Barclays Center for a Military Appreciation Night hosted by the Islanders.
Back with a better mask
Goalie Malcolm Subban returned to Golden Knights practice for the first time since suffering an injury on Oct. 21 and he has a shiny new mask to show off.
Tribute to the trilogy
The Cincinnati Cyclones will celebrate the anniversary of “The Mighty Ducks” by wearing versions of the three jerseys featured in the three movies during an upcoming game.