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McDavid streaks to the century mark; Eberle, Point, Getzlaf and more, wrapping up the final weekend of the season in Scott Cullen’s Statistically Speaking.

HEROES

Connor McDavid – Two assists in the season finale, a 5-2 win against Vancouver, gave the Oilers sophomore superstar 100 points on the season. He finished with 25 points (7 G, 18 A) during a 14-game point streak, pulling away atop the league’s scoring race, finishing 11 points ahead of Sidney Crosby and Patrick Kane.

Jordan Eberle – A hat trick against Vancouver on Sunday gave the Oilers winger nine points (6 G, 3 A) in the last nine games of the season. It was a generally disappointing campaign for Eberle, but the hat trick did get him to 20 goals on the season.

Brayden Point – Tampa Bay’s rookie centre scored two goals and added an assist in Sunday’s 4-2 win over Buffalo. The rookie stepped up in the face of injuries and had a tremendous finish to the season, putting up 16 points (9 G, 7 A) in the last 15 games.

Ryan Getzlaf – The veteran Ducks centre earned three assists in Sunday’s 4-3 overtime win against Los Angeles, giving him 34 points (7 G, 27 A) in the last 25 games. He finished the year with 73 points in 74 games, his second-highest total over the past six seasons.

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - San Jose's shutdown defenceman did the job (15 for, 3 against, 83.3 CF%, 10-2 scoring chances) in Saturday's 3-1 win against Calgary.

ZEROES

Ryan Spooner – Boston’s centre was on the ice for three goals against in Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Washington.

Jakub Kindl and Jason Demers – Florida’s veteran blueliners were stuck in their own end (0 for, 10 against, 0 CF%) in Sunday’s 2-0 win against Washington.

Trevor Daley and Ian Cole – The Penguins defence pairing was on the wrong side of the puck (4 for, 18 against, 18.2 CF%, 2-8 scoring chances) in Saturday’s 5-3 loss at Toronto.

Troy Stecher – Vancouver’s rookie blueliner had a tough time (21 for, 40 against, 34.4 CF%, 8-26 scoring chances), on for three goals against in two losses in the season’s final weekend.

VITAL SIGNS

Brandon Carlo – Boston’s rookie defenceman was injured against Washington Saturday, possibly suffering a concussion after getting crunched into the boards by Capitals LW Alex Ovechkin. With Torey Krug also banged up, Boston's blueline could be in trouble.

Ryan McDonagh – The Rangers captain returned to the lineup, after he was out for nearly two weeks, and put up a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win vs. Pittsburgh.

Vladimir Sobotka - Back in the league, after a three-year stint in the KHL, the Blues centre scored a goal in Sunday’s 3-2 win against Colorado, his first game in the NHL since the 2013-2014 season.

Frederik Andersen – Toronto’s starting goaltender suffered a possible concussion against Pittsburgh Saturday, taking hip in the head from Penguins winger Tom Sestito.

SHORT SHIFTS

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Maple Leafs rookie centre Auston Matthews hit the 40-goal mark in Saturday's playoff-clinching win vs. Pittsburgh.

Maple Leafs C Auston Matthews and Tyler Bozak both had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-3 win over Pittsburgh. Matthews finished the season with 14 points (9 G, 5 A) in the last 13 games and Bozak had five points (1 G, 4 A) in the last five games…Lightning rookie RW Yanni Gourde scored a pair of goals in Friday's 4-2 win at Montreal and ended the season with six points (% G, 1 A) in the last eight games...Lightning RW Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist in Friday’s win at Montreal and added an assist in Sunday’s 4-2 win over Buffalo. He ended the year on a tear, with 36 points (19 G, 17 A) in the last 23 games...Canadiens LW Artturi Lehkonen contributed a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay then added a goal in Saturday’s 3-2 win at Detroit. The rookie winger tallied 10 points (6 G, 4 A) in the last 10 games…Senators C Jean-Gabriel Pageau produced a goal and an assist in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Rangers and added a goal in Sunday’s 4-2 loss at the Islanders, giving him four points (2 G, 2 A) in the last four games...Flyers LW Brayden Schenn had a couple of assists in Saturday's 4-2 win against Columbus, and had 14 points (6 G, 8 A) in the last 15 games…Capitals RW Justin Williams had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 3-1 win over Boston, giving him nine points (4 G, 5 A) in his last nine games...Islanders LW Anders Lee scored two goals and D Nick Leddy had two assists in Saturday's 4-2 win at New Jersey. Lee added another goal and Leddy another assist in Sunday’s 4-2 win against Ottawa. Lee finished the season with seven points (6 G, 1 A) in the last six games, and Leddy had five assists in the last five games...Devils RW Beau Bennett scored a pair of goals in Saturday's loss to the Islanders; he had two points (1 G, 1 A) in his previous 10 games…Kings centres Jeff Carter and Anze Kopitar both had three assists in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win against Chicago. Carter had three points (1 G, 2 A) in his previous 11 games and Kopitar ended the campaign with 14 points (4 G, 10 A) in the last 16 games…Maple Leafs D Jake Gardiner picked up a couple of assists in Saturday’s 5-3 win over Pittsburgh and added another in Sunday’s 3-2 loss to Columbus, giving him seven assists in the last seven games…Penguins rookie RW Jake Guentzel had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-3 loss at Toronto and finished the season with 21 points (10 G, 11 A) in his last 18 games…Panthers LW Jonathan Huberdeau scored two goals in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Buffalo and had 10 points (6 G, 4 A) in the last 10 games…Blues LW Scottie Upshall contributed a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 5-4 shootout win at Carolina and had four points (1 G, 3 A) in his last five games…Blues D Alex Pietrangelo and RW Vladimir Tarasenko both added a pair of assists at Carolina and Tarasenko scored a goal in Sunday’s 3-2 win against Colorado. Pietrangelo had 10 points (4 G, 6 A) in the last 10 games, and Tarasenko had 14 points (7 G, 7 A) in the last 13 games…Hurricanes LW Jeff Skinner buried two goals in Saturday’s 5-4 shootout loss to St. Louis and finished the season with 20 points (16 G, 4 A) in the last 17 games…Hurricanes D Noah Hanifin added a couple of assists against the Blues and one more in Sunday’s 4-3 shootout win at Philadelphia, finishing the season with 11 points (1 G, 10 A) in the last 17 games...Stars C Tyler Seguin produced a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 4-3 shootout win vs. Colorado, matching his production from the previous 11 games…Stars D John Klingberg added a couple of assists, giving him 17 points (5 G, 12 A) in the last 22 games…Canucks C Henrik Sedin earned a couple of assists in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to Edmonton and one more in Sunday’s 5-2 loss at Edmonton, ending the season with six assists in the last three games…Sharks C Chris Tierney had a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Calgary and had five points (4 G, 1 A) in the last seven games.

Red Wings C Riley Sheahan scored two goals – his first two goals of the season! – in Sunday’s 4-1 win against New Jersey. He had no goals on 106 shots in 79 games before Sunday’s breakthrough…Red Wings C Henrik Zetterberg contributed a goal and an assist against New Jersey, while C Frans Nielsen and RW Gustav Nyquist both added two assists. Zetterberg finished the season with 27 points (4 G, 23 A) in the last 25 games, Nielsen had 10 points (3 G, 7 A) in the last 11 games, and Nyquist had 11 points (2 G, 9 A) in the last 10 games…Lightning D Victor Hedman had a goal and an assist in Sunday’s 4-2 win over Buffalo, finishing the year with 30 points (9 G, 21 A) in the last 27 games…Islanders C Brock Nelson put up a goal and two assists in Sunday’s 4-2 win against Ottawa, giving him five poins (3 G, 2 A) in the last four games…Blue Jackets LW Matt Calvert had a goal and an assist in Sunday’s 3-2 win at Toronto; he had no points in his previous 11 games…Maple Leafs LW James van Riemsdyk scored a pair of goals in Sunday’s 3-2 loss to Columbus, finishing the season with 13 points (9 G, 4 A) in the last 16 games…Avalanche rookie RW Mikko Rantanen scored a goal and added an assist in Sunday’s 3-2 loss at St. Louis, giving him eight points (6 G, 2 A) in the last eight games…Rangers C Mika Zibanejad had a couple of assists in Sunday’s 3-2 win against Pittsburgh, and had nine points (3 G, 6 A) in the last nine games…Hurricanes LW Brock McGinn scored a pair of goals, then added the shootout winner, in Sunday’s 4-3 win at Philadelphia; he had no points in his previous 15 games…Flyers RW Dale Weise scored two goals in Sunday’s 4-3 shootout loss to Carolina, finishing with 10 points (6 G, 4 A) in his last 14 games…Flyers C Sean Couturier added a couple of assists, giving him 16 points (4 G, 12 A) in his last 19 games…Ducks RW Rickard Rakell added two assists in Sunday’s 4-3 overtime win against Los Angeles, and had 19 points (11 G, 8 A) in the last 21 games...Oilers RW Leon Draisaitl produced a goal and an assist in Sunday’s 5-2 win over Vancouver. He had 21 points (6 G, 15 A) in the last 14 games.

Islanders G Jaroslav Halak turned aside 37 of 39 shots in Saturday's 4-2 win at New Jersey. He had a .949 save percentage in seven starts after getting recalled from the AHL…Panthers G James Reimer posted a 30-save shutout in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Buffalo then dropped a 38-save shutout at Washington in Sunday’s 2-0 win, giving him a .927 save percentage in his last 11 games…Predators G Pekka Rinne stopped 34 of 36 shots in Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Winnipeg, and had a .943 save percentage in his last nine starts…Jets G Connor Hellebuyck had 33 saves on 34 shots for Saturday’s 2-1 win against Nashville; he had a .879 save percentage in his previous eight games.

 

FIRSTS

Kasperi Kapanen – The Maple Leafs right winger scored his first NHL goal, in his 16th career game, a 5-3 win vs. Pittsburgh Saturday.

Dan O’Regan – The Sharks centre scored his first NHL goal, in his third game, Saturday’s 3-1 win vs. Calgary.

Gabriel Carlsson  - The 2015 first-rounder made NHL debut for the Blue Jackets, playing in two games over the weekend. He had four points (2 G, 2 A) in 40 games for Linkopings in Sweden this season, and added an assist in three AHL games before he was called up.

Garrett Mitchell – A 25-year-old who has played 352 AHL games for the Hershey Bears, Mitchell made his NHL debut for Washington in Sunday’s 2-0 loss to Florida. He had 20 points (10 G, 10 A) and 121 penalty minutes in 70 AHL games before getting called up.

Jean-Sebastien Dea – The 23-year-old forward, undrafted out of Rouyn-Noranda in the QMJHL, made his NHL debut in Sunday’s 3-2 loss at the Rangers. He had 32 points (17 G, 15 A) and was plus-14 in 70 AHL games. 

Rasmus Andersson - Calgary's 2015 second-rounder made his NHL debut in Saturday's 3-1 loss to San Jose. The 20-year-old blueliner had 22 points (3 G, 19 A) and was plus-14 in 50 AHL games this season.

Much of the data included comes from corsica.hockeystats.hockeyanalysis.com, www.hockey-reference.comwww.naturalstattrick.com and www.datarink.com

Scott Cullen can be reached at scott.cullen@bellmedia.ca