A belated congratulations to former Gopher Phil Kessel, who scored his 400th NHL point on Tuesday night. The forward tallied a pair of goals in Toronto's 5-2 win over the New York Islanders.
In 525 career games, Kessel has tallied 197 goals and 203 assists including 21 points (12 goals, nine assists) in 21 games this season.
Martin Nets Game Winner, Two PointsTwo former Gophers were in action last night, and unfortunately they were facing each other as Paul Martin and the Pittsburgh Penguins topped Nate Schmidt and the Washington Capitals 4-0 on the road.
Martin's first period goal -- his second of the season -- proved to be the game winner as the defenseman finished the night with two points after adding an assist later in the night. Through 20 games this season, Martin has nine points (two goals, seven assists) and needs four more points to hit 250 for his career (39-207--246 in 604 career games).