Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid has been named the second star of the month for October.
Over seven games, McDavid scored seven goals and 16 points boosting the Oilers to a 6-1 record and second place in the division. Scoring in all seven games, his streak six straight multi-point games to open the season has only been achieved by six other NHL players: Mario Lemieux twice, Mike Bossy, Wayne Gretzky, Auston Matthews, Sweeney Schriner, and Kevin Stevens.
McDavid also hit the 200 goal mark in that period and only three Oilers did it quicker than he. While McDavid did it in 411 games, Gretzky did it in 242, Jari Kurri in 328 and Glenn Anderson in 348.
First star of the month went to Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, who scored nine goals and 15 points in eight games cruising to a 5-0-3 record. It was the first time in franchise history the team went through October without a regulation loss.
Third star of the month went to Carolina Hurricanes goalie Freddie Andersen, who posted a 7-0 record, a 1.29 GAA and a .956 save percentage helping the Canes to a 8-0 start to their season. He became the fourth goaltender in league history to win each of their first seven games with a new team following Bob Froese (8 with the Philadelphia Flyers), Martin Jones (eight with the LA Kings) and Wayne Thomas (seven with the Montreal Canadiens).
Zach Laing is the Nation Network’s news director and senior columnist. He can be followed on Twitter at @zjlaing, or reached by email at [email protected]