Jonathan Marchessault is now keeping company with former Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman.
The Golden Knights didn’t beat the Florida Panthers for a third successive game in the Stanley Cup final on Thursday, but Vegas forward Marchessault did score for the third game in a row. He’s only the fifth player in the past 40 years to tally in each of the first three games of a Stanley Cup final series.
Players to score a goal in each of the first 3 games of a #StanleyCup Final over the last 40 years:
Jonathan Marchessault (2023 Golden Knights)
Jake Guentzel (2017 Penguins)
Steve Yzerman (1997 Red Wings)
Brian Propp (1987 Flyers)
Glenn Anderson (1987 Oilers) pic.twitter.com/E2QkYju1Yn
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) June 9, 2023
Among this select group is Yzerman. He registered a goal in each of the first three games of the 1997 Cup final series as the Red Wings were sweeping the Philadelphia Flyers.
All three of Marchessault’s goals have come on the power play. He’s the first player to net power-play markers in each of the first three games of the Stanley Cup final since Dick Duff of the Montreal Canadiens in 1969.
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Florida: The Panthers won their 10th straight overtime game by beating Vegas in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final. Florida Panthers
Vegas: Florida Panthers forward Matthew Tkachuk briefly left Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final after absorbing a punishing hit from Vegas forward Keegan Kolesar. Vegas Golden Knights
Boston: An NHL source tells Boston Hockey Now that former Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi is intent on finding out what he’s worth on the market as a UFA. Boston Bruins
Pittsburgh: What the sudden surplus of goalies on the trade maket could mean for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Islanders: Captain Anders Lee is a finalist for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. New York Islanders
Chicago: Former Blackhawks goalie Darren Pang is returning to the team as a broadcaster. Chicago Blackhawks
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Colorado: Now that goaltender Jonas Johansson isn’t signing to play in Sweden, will he be returning to the Avs? Colorado Avalanche
San Jose: Erik Karlsson has won the Victoria Prize, which goes annually to a top Swedish athlete or team. San Jose Sharks
Calgary: the schedule is already out for the Young Stars Classic in Okanagan, B.C., an annual NHL rookie tournament that includes the Calgary Flames.
Philadelphia: Forward Tyson Foerster was named to the AHL’s Top Prospects team. Philadelphia Flyers
Buffalo: It will take some deft negotiating when it comes time to sign defensemen Rasmus Dahlin and Owen Power to their next contracts. Buffalo Sabres
Nashville: Milwaukee (AHL) goalie Devin Cooley intends to test the free agent market. Nashville Predators
Los Angeles: Grading LA’s most recent move on the trade market. Los Angeles Kings