NHL – The « preview » of the night across the Atlantic
To watch tonight …
Ryan Getzlaf and the Ducks will look to extend their winning streak eight times when they host the Capitals, who are unbeaten in each of their last four games. Meanwhile, Leon Draisaitl (15-16-31 in 14 GP) will look to improve his best NHL points total when the Oilers complete their five-game trip to Winnipeg.
- Getzlaf has obtained six points in his last three games (0-6-6) and is a hair’s breadth away from 1,000 career points (280-719-999 in 1,117 GP). Only six active NHL players have reached this milestone: Joe Thornton, Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Patrick Kane and Anze Kopitar.
- The Ducks show up on Tuesday with a 7-0-0 record since Oct. 31 and 7-0-2 since Oct. 28, the longest winning streak and points in the NHL. Meanwhile, the Capitals will look to break an opponent’s seven-or-more winning streak for the 18th time in franchise history – coincidentally, one of those cases interrupted the Ducks’ 11-game winning streak. in 2015/16, a franchise record.
Draisaitl wants to keep the momentum going
Leon Draisaitl will look to continue his strong start to the 2021/22 season, which includes nine multi-point performances and just two scoreless outings, while captain Connor McDavid will look to extend his early season scoring streak to 15 games. The Oilers travel to the Jets for the first meeting since Winnipeg swept Edmonton in the first round of 2021.
- Draisaitl leads the NHL with 15-16-31 (14 GP) – a total that is already the highest by an active player after 15 games of a season, overtaking David Pastrnak who posted 15-15-30 ( 15 GP) to start 2019/20.
- With a point on Tuesday, Draisaitl can become the third Oilers player to record 32 or more points in the first 15 games of a season; he would thus join Wayne Gretzky (43 in 1984/1985, 42 in 1983/1984, 39 in 1986/1987, 38 in 1987/1988, 37 in 1985/1986 and 32 in 1982/1983) and Jari Kurri (32 in 1984 / 1985).
The matches of the night (Swiss time)
Florida – NY Islanders (01h)
New Jersey – Ottawa (postponed)
NY Rangers – Montreal (01h)
Philadephie – Calgary (01h)
Pittsburgh – Buffalo (01h)
Toronto – Nashville (01h)
Minnesota – San Jose (02h)
St. Louis – Arizona (02h)
Winnipeg – Edmonton (02h)
Dallas – Detroit (2:30 am)
Anaheim – Washington (04h)
Vegas – Carolina (04h)