The Montreal Canadiens Ryan Poehling scored a hat-trick on his debut, while Sidney Crosby posted another 100-point season, so check out the most interesting NHL social posts on April 7, 2019.
Dream debut for a new Montreal star
The Montreal Canadiens will miss the playoffs for the second season in a row, but they might have got a new star in Ryan Poehling. The 20-year old center had a memorable debut, scoring a hat-trick in a season finale against the Toronto Maple Leafs along with a winner in the shootout. Take a look at Poehling’s impressive performance.
A name (and handle) to remember. @LilUziPoehlss.
Three goals + the shootout winner in his first ever NHL game. pic.twitter.com/OkUQ6vOYhs
— NHL (@NHL) April 7, 2019
Sidney Crosby is in a One Hundred Club again
The Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby scored a goal against the New York Rangers last night and made an assist to reach 100 points for the sixth time in his career. The 31-year old Canadian is already a legend, and only another legend Mario Lemieux has more 100-point seasons than Crosby.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 7, 2019
Aleksander Barkov set a franchise record for the Panthers
Aleksander Barkov became the first-ever Florida Panthers player to reach 96 points in a single season. The 23-year old Finnish scored a goal along with an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to New Jersey last night to set the franchise record. The Panthers will miss the postseason for the third straight year, but the talented center had a memorable season.
The Avalanche is prompt for the playoffs
The Colorado Avalanche will face off against the Calgary Flames in the first round of the Western Conference Playoffs. They will have a tall task against the conference champions, but the Avs are ready for the challenge, and Pepsi Center has a fresh paint job.
Robin Lehner is sober and ready to roll
Just a year ago, the New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner was battling with addiction and suicidal thoughts, and now, he will lead his teammates in the playoffs. “I wanted to kill myself. I was extremely close multiple times,” Lehner said. “The battle of playing hockey was nothing compared to the battle inside my brain. It was at its worst.”
Anything is possible with this group. pic.twitter.com/cyo8gtlFvc
— Robin Lehner (@RobinLehner) April 7, 2019