Around the NHL Oct. 1
The NHL has had a week of records, stat leaders and injury updates.
Here’s a week at who and what’s hot in the world of hockey.
Rasmus Dahlin’s Five Goal Record
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin made history when he set the record for consecutive goals by a Sabres defenseman with five.
His streak started Oct. 13 against the Ottawa Senators and ended on Oct. 22 against the Vancouver Canucks.
In addition, he is the only defenseman in NHL history to score in the first four games of the season.
Dahlin leads the team with 10 points and is tied for first with five assists.
He was also named the NHL First Star of the Week Oct. 23.
The Sabres are currently third in the Atlantic Division.
Ottawa’s Josh Norris Likely Out for the Season
The Ottawa Senators will take a big hit in the loss of forward Josh Norris, who will most likely be out for the season with a shoulder injury.
On Oct. 22 against the Arizona Coyotes, Norris exited the game in the third period after collapsing following the faceoff. He was able to get up and skate off the ice in discomfort.
Head coach D.J. Smith said that Norris could be out “long-term,” whether that be 2-3 months or the whole season.
In five games, Norris had two points and a 57% faceoff win percentage.
Without Norris to battle for the puck, the Senators will have to rely on the current stat leader, center Shane Pinto, to lead the team in the category.
The Senators are eighth in the Atlantic Division.
Artemi Panarin Stays Hot Amid Struggling Rangers
No player has had a hotter start to the season than New York Rangers winger Artemi Panarin.
Though the Rangers have hit a rough patch, Panarin hasn’t stopped working hard. He leads the team with 13 points, including nine assists. He is tied for first with seven power play points
He’s also on league leaderboards, tied among other players for assists, points and power play assists.
The Rangers are currently sixth in the Metropolitan Division.
Michael Rasmussen Suspended for High-Sticking; David Krejci Injured
Detroit Red Wings forward Michael Rasmussen was suspended for two games for high-sticking Boston Bruins forward David Krejci Oct. 27.
One day later, the Department of Player Safety announced that Rasmussen was suspended without pay for the incident. It will cost Rasmussen approximately $15,000 out of his annual salary.
Krejci was shaken up after Rasmussen pushed him into the boards and exited the game in the second period. He was not in the Bruins lineup for the next game, and there is no current timetable for his return.
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