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Sharks’ Joe Thornton Moves to 24th on All-Time Points List

January 19th, 2017
San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton surpassed Johnny Bucyk for 24th on the all-time points list with his two assists in Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Kings, per Sportsnet Stats. Thornton now possesses 1,370 points over 1,412 career games, per Hockey-Reference.com, nearly eclipsing the point-per-game threshold. His next target on the ...

Alex Ovechkin Tops 1,000 Career Points with 2 Goals Wednesday

January 12th, 2017
Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin tallied two goals in Wednesday's 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, becoming the 84th player in NHL history to reach the 1,000-point mark, per ESPN Stats & Info. According to Sportsnet Stats, Ovechkin is just the 37th player to top 1,000 points with a single franchise and is ...

Panthers’ Roberto Luongo Eyeing 5th on All-Time Wins List

January 4th, 2017
Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo enters Wednesday night's matchup against the Winnipeg Jets with an opportunity to pass Terry Sawchuk for the fifth-most wins in NHL history, per Sportsnet Stats. Luongo currently possesses 447 career wins between the pipes, sitting in a tie with Sawchuk entering Wednesday's action. Should he record the ...

Karl-Anthony Towns Becomes Youngest in Timberwolves History with Triple-Double

December 29th, 2016
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns finished Wednesday's 105-103 loss to the Denver Nuggets with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. In doing so, Towns became the youngest player in Timberwolves history to notch a triple-double, per ESPN Stats & Info. Kevin Garnett previously held the mark as the franchise's youngest ...

DeMar DeRozan Passes Chris Bosh for Most Points in Raptors History

December 29th, 2016
Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan's 29 points Wednesday evening against the Golden State Warriors pushed him past Chris Bosh for the most points in the franchise's history, per Raptors Media Relations. DeRozan now owns 10,290 points as a member of the Raptors—15 more than Bosh's 10,275. However, DeRozan required 43 more ...

Westbrook Fastest to 900 Points, 300 Rebounds and 300 Assists in Single Season

December 22nd, 2016
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook recorded 42 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in Wednesday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans. As a result, he became the fastest player (29 games) to reach 900 points, 300 rebounds and 300 assists in a season, per the Elias Sports Bureau ...

Henrik Sedin Set to Become 4th Swedish-Born Player with 1,200 Games Played

December 22nd, 2016
Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin enters Thursday's matchup with the Winnipeg Jets just one game shy of becoming the fourth Swedish-born player to tally 1,200 career games played, per Sportsnet Stats. The only players to previously reach the benchmark are Nicklas Lidstrom (1,564), Mats Sundin (1,346) Daniel Alfredsson (1,246). Sedin's twin ...

Jaromir Jagr Ties Mark Messier for 2nd-Most Points in NHL History

December 21st, 2016
Florida Panthers winger Jaromir Jagr tied Mark Messier for second-most points in NHL history with 1,887 in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout victory over the Buffalo Sabres. He reached the total in 94 fewer games than Messier, per Sportsnet Stats. Not only did the veteran winger reach that mark, but he did so in dramatic ...

James Harden Ties Hakeem Olajuwon for Most Triple-Doubles in Rockets History

December 15th, 2016
Houston Rockets guard James Harden posted his 14th triple-double as a member of the franchise, tying him with Hakeem Olajuwon for the most in franchise history, per ESPN Stats & Info. However, he required 837 fewer games to reach the total. Harden finished the contest with 15 points, 14 assists and ...

Alex Ovechkin Ties Keith Tkachuk for 31st on All-Time Goals List

December 13th, 2016
Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin notched his 538th career goal in Sunday's game against the Vancouver Canucks, tying him with Keith Tkachuk for 31st on the all-time goals list, per Sportsnet Stats. Ovechkin's tally came on the power play in the first period of the contest, giving him 13 total goals for ...