Iginla reached an impressive milestone, Talbot blanked the Hurricanes, Larkin is looking good, and more in 5 things we learned in the NHL.
Iginla scored No. 600
It certainly wasn’t the prettiest goal of his career, but Jarome Iginla won’t be forgetting this one.
The Colorado Avalanche forward scored the 600th goal of his NHL career in his team’s 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
The 38-year-old became the 19th player in NHL history to reach 600 goals. Iginla appeared to send a pass to Matt Duchene, but the puck deflected off of Kings defenceman Jake Muzzin. Hey, it all looks the same in the history books.
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) January 5, 2016
Talbot rounding into form
Talbot earned his first shutout in an Oilers uniform in Edmonton's 1-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Monday night. The former New York Rangers backup netminder stopped 29 shots.
Talbot raised his season save percentage to .910, inching closer to that league average mark of .916 per cent.
Andrej Sekera buried his former team with the game-winner in overtime.
Larkin redeemed himself...quickly
Jordin Tootoo made Dylan Larkin look silly in the first period of the Detroit Red Wings' 1-0 win over the New Jersey Devils Monday. The Red Wings rookie responded on the same shift by scoring the game's only goal on a beauty feed from Brad Richards and absolutely undressing Cory Schneider on a breakaway.
Go on, tell us to mind Larkin's inflated PDO and shooting percentage. We'll side with fun, always.
Trouble's a Drouin for Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning are dealing with more than their share of drama so far this season.
Questions abound over what's going to happen with Steven Stamkos, who could become an unrestricted free agent this July. Now, the club has to deal with 20-year-old forward Jonathan Drouin and a public request for a trade.
“One has nothing to do with the other,” Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman told Sportsnet on Monday. “One player has played (89) games in the NHL. They’re completely different situations for completely different reasons. It is completely unfair to lump them together.”
Drouin has struggled to find a regular role in head coach Jon Cooper's system, but he's hardly the first Lightning first-round pick to face some adversity early in his career.
Steven Stamkos can relate.
Drouin was sent to Syracuse of the American Hockey League over the weekend. His agent Allan Walsh went public with a trade request shortly after, noting that his client had been seeking to be moved as early as November.
The defending Eastern Conference champions and their general manager Steve Yzerman are in a difficult position
Who says Daniel Sedin isn't tough?
Get out of here with that trope.
Vancouver Canucks' Daniel Sedin was the recipient of a puck to the mouth in a loss to the Arizona Coyotes Monday.
The 35-year-old winger was a bloody, toothless mess, but missed just a couple shifts before returning to the bench. He even added a third period goal in the loss.
#Canucks Daniel Sedin: Lose your top shelf in the first. Go top shelf in the third.
— Brad Fay (@SNBradFay) January 5, 2016