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  Posted: Tuesday October 08, 2002 9:38 PM

0 -- Games missed by Antti Laaksonen the past two seasons. The left winger is the only player to have skated in every game in Minnesota Wild franchise history. Pavel Bure
Pavel Bure scored 12 goals in 12 games upon joining the Rangers last season.
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.111 -- The worst all-time winning percentage in season openers, held by Anaheim (1-8).
.717 -- The best winning percentage in season openers, held by the Quebec-Colorado franchise (14-4-5).
1 -- League rank by Canadiens center Yanic Perreault in faceoffs won for each of the past three seasons. He won 61 percent of his draws last season, 63 percent in 2000-01 and 62 percent in 1999-00.
4 -- Players who have compiled at least 24 NHL seasons. This year, Rangers center Mark Messier joins this small group consisting of Gordie Howe (26), Alex Delvecchio (24) and Tim Horton (24).
5-0-3 -- The Kings' record in their past eight season openers, representing the league's longest active unbeaten streak.
6 -- Goals needed by New Jersey's Joe Nieuwendyk to become the 32nd player with 500.
7 -- Goals needed by Tampa Bay's Dave Andreychuk to become the 14th player with 600.
8 -- Consecutive division titles won by the Avalanche. No team has ever won nine in a row.
13 -- Goals in season openers by Detroit teammates Luc Robitaille and Brett Hull, the most for active players. The all-time record is 14, held by Dino Ciccarelli and Michel Goulet.
17 -- Seasons Steve Yzerman has been captain of the Red Wings, marking the longest consecutive captaincy in NHL history.
23 -- Consecutive playoff appearances by the St. Louis Blues, the longest active streak in pro sports. The longest NHL streak is 29 years, held by the Boston Bruins (1968-96), followed by the Chicago Blackhawks at 28 (1970-97) and the Montreal Canadiens at 24 (1971-94).
35 -- Age of Carolina head coach Paul Maurice, who holds the longest current tenure in the league at eight years. He is also the league's youngest head coach.
54-24-8-5 -- The Capitals' aggregate record from February-April for the past three seasons.
966 -- Career games played by Colorado's Patrick Roy, who needs five to tie Terry Sawchuk for the all-time record among goalies.
107 -- Points scored by Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux in 67 games since coming out of retirement on Dec. 27, 2000.
118 -- Combined points scored by Atlanta's Dany Heatley (67) and Ilya Kovalchuk (51), making them the first teammates to finish first and second in rookie scoring since Brian Leetch and Tony Granato of the New York Rangers in 1988-89.
151 -- Goals scored the past three seasons by the Rangers' Pavel Bure, most in the NHL. Jaromir Jagr is second with 125, followed by Jarome Iginla at 112.
410 -- Consecutive games played by Phoenix's Tony Amonte, the longest active streak in the league. Toronto's Robert Svehla is second with 300, followed by teammate Jonas Hoglund with 253 and Nashville's Greg Johnson (246).

 


 
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