BLOG: Draisaitl sets NHL record for five-game series

EDMONTON, Alta. – Simply the greatest five-game series performance in NHL history.

Leon DraisaitlThe team’s 17 points in five appearances in the Battle of Alberta second-round game are the most by any player in a five-game series in Stanley Cup Playoff history.

The German superstar’s two goals and 15 assists also gave him the most points in all of the Battle of Alberta playoffs and was tied for third in all playoffs of any duration.

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Draisaitl had three points in Game 1, three more in Game 2, four in Game 3, three in Game 4 and four more in last night’s deciding game to become the first player in history in the NHL to record three or more points in five consecutive games. playoff matches. In fact, no other player has recorded three or more points in more than three consecutive postseason games.

“He was amazing”, his ‘ride-or-die’ teammate Connor McDavid said after the Game 5 win. “That’s all you can really say. It’s hard to say how amazing he was. He dominated every game from start to finish. It was fun to to look at.”

McDavid and Draisaitl are tied for the lead in Stanley Cup Playoff scoring with 26 points, and Draisaitl now has 53 points (18 goals, 35 assists) in 33 career playoff games, tying him with Mario Lemieux for the most career playoff points. -game average (1.61), behind Wayne Gretzky at 1.84.

The dynamic duo from Edmonton joins Gretzky, Lemieux, Mark Messier and Rick Middleton as the only players in NHL history to score 26 or more points in their first 12 playoff games.