Oilers star McDavid reaches 500 career points 369th NHL game
EDMONTON, AB - FEBRUARY 17: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers skates the puck against Mark Scheifele #55 of the Winnipeg Jets at Rogers Place on February 17, 2021 in Edmonton, Canada. (Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images)EDMONTON, AB – Oilers captain Connor McDavid has joined an elite club. McDavid notched his 500th NHL point with a first-period assist in Wednesday night's 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets. The 24-year-old center, from Richmond Hill, Ontario, is the 21st player in NHL history to accomplish the feat before his 25th birthday. McDavid now has 171 goals and 330 assists in his career and leads the NHL in points this season with nine goals and 22 assists in 18 games.
NHL adapts COVID-19 approach through 1st month of season
“I’m feeling quite well but, of course, scarred by the experience.”The first month of the NHL's pandemic-shortened season has been a bumpy one. From Jan. 13 through Saturday, 120 players from 26 of 31 teams have spent at least one day on the COVID-19 list. Minnesota and New Jersey are scheduled to return Tuesday, while the Philadelphia Flyers, who currently have seven players on the NHL COVID-19 list, are on pause until at least Thursday. AdThe NHL had 22 players on the COVID-19 list on Jan. 30, and that number ballooned to a season-high 59 on Friday. Rapid tests return results within a half hour and augment the PCR daily tests which were already taking place.