NHL News: Connor McDavid an offensive force, Panthers win again, and league celebrates Black History Month

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Connor McDavid has 22 points on the year (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Connor McDavid has 22 points on the NHL season. If you want to say “WOW” please go ahead.

Last night, McDavid took complete control and added five points in the Oilers (5-6) 8-5 victory over the Senators (1-7-1). If McDavid were to keep this scoring pace up, he would break over 100 points in a 56 game schedule.

As a side note, last season’s MVP and scoring champ Leon Draisaitl had 6 assists. That’s some side note – eh?

“No, I was not aware of that,” Draisaitl said happily afterwards. “It’s not something I pay too much attention to. It’s a big two points for us. We would have liked to keep it a little tighter, but at the end of the day, it’s two points, and we’ll take that.”

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Oilers unloaded on the Pens (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

NHL Scores: Panthers keep rolling, and all the Sunday action

Joel Quenneville has the Panthers (5-0-1) humming as they defeated the Red Wings (2-6-2) 3-2. “Detroit came out strong and scored right off the bat, but we caught up to the pace,” the coach explained. “We got a couple of lines going, and that’s important for us. We’re not a one-line team.”

In other action, the Flyers (7-2-1) edged out the Islanders (3-4-2) in OT on a Kevin Hayes winner. The Ducks struggles continued as they lost 4-1 to the Blues, and the Avalanche heat up with a 4-3 OT win over the Wild.

Here’s the remaining scores:

  • Blackhawks (3-4-3) top Blue Jackets (4-3-3) 3-1
  • Hurricanes (5-1-0) win shootout over Stars (4-1-1) 4-3
  • Devils (4-3-2) knock off the Sabres (4-4-2) 5-3

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NHL and NHLPA Celebrates Black History Month

This month, the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) will celebrate Black History Month with an array of original content and programming exploring the contributions of NHL Players and pioneers. Content and programming will be featured daily online and on social media across NHL and NHLPA platforms, and through specialty programming on NHL Network. Black History Month efforts are part of Hockey Is For Everyone™, a year-round NHL and NHLPA initiative celebrating diversity and inclusion in hockey, which highlights the voices and experiences of Black, Indigenous, Asian, Hispanic, and LGBTQ+ individuals; women and girls; and other underrepresented groups in the game. -NHL PRESS RELEASE