NHL Morning Skate for Tuesday, December 21, 2021

NHL Public RelationsDecember 21, 2021

NHL Morning Skate – Dec. 21, 2021

Jason Robertson extended his home point streak to eight games as the Stars earned their NHL-leading 10th home win dating to Nov. 10. 
 

* The NHL and NHLPA agreed to begin the Holiday Break after Tuesday’s games. Practices will resume on Dec. 26 and the League’s regular-season schedule will resume on Dec. 27. A full list of postponed games to date in 2021-22 is available here. 

Dylan LarkinVladimir Tarasenko and Nikolaj Ehlers were named NHL ‘Three Stars’ of the week.
 



ROBERTSON, SEGUIN HELP STARS STAY HOT AT AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER 
Jason Robertson (0-2—2) collected two assists to extend his home point streak to eight games (4-7—11) and Tyler Seguin notched one of the Stars’ seven goals as Dallas improved to 9-1-0 in their last 10 home games dating to Nov. 16.  
 
* Robertson recorded his 19th career multi-point outing. Since he entered the NHL in 2019-20, only two players have more with the Stars: Roope Hintz (23) and Joe Pavelski (22).  



* Dallas owns a 30-8-4 all-time record against Minnesota at American Airlines Center. The Stars’ .714 home win percentage against the Wild is their second-best mark against any franchise, trailing only their record against the Ducks (46-12-6, .719 W%). 
 
KAPRIZOV SETS WILD BENCHMARK WITH THREE-POINT OUTING 

Kirill Kaprizov led the Wild with 1-2—3 Monday and boosted his 2021-22 totals to 12-24—36 (30 GP), surpassing Marian Gaborik’s franchise mark (18-16—34 in 30 GP) for the most points by a Wild skater through their first 30 games of a campaign. 

* The performance marked Kaprizov’s fifth outing with at least three points this season – only Leon Draisaitl (10), Connor McDavid (6), Alex Ovechkin (6) and Nazem Kadri (6) have more. 
 
* Kaprizov, who ranks fifth in the NHL in points, is leading Minnesota by a 10-point margin over the team’s next-highest contributor, Ryan Hartman (14-12—26 in 30 GP). Only Ovechkin(22-25—47 in 31 GP)has a wider surplus (17) over his team’s second-highest scorer (Evgeny Kuznetsov: 9-21—30 in 28 GP). 



QUICK CLICKS 

#NHLStats: Live Updates – Monday, Dec. 20, 2021 
NHL, NHLPA agree to postpone five games Thursday 
Dylan Larkin, Vladimir Tarasenko and Nikolaj Ehlers Named NHL ‘Three Stars’ of the Week 
Alex OvechkinConnor McDavid lead NHL All-Star fan voting 

CAPITALS, LIGHTNING EYE FIRST PLACE HEADING INTO HOLIDAY BREAK 

The Capitals (18-6-7, 43 points) and Lightning (19-6-4, 42 points) each have a shot at moving into first place in the NHL heading into the Holiday Break. Washington needs one point in Philadelphia to overtake idle Carolina (21-7-1, 43 points), while the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Lightning require a win – in a battle of division leaders – coupled with a loss by the Capitals.  
 

COURTESY NHLmedia.com

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