Home News NHL Star Power Index: Auston Matthews Dominating for Maple Leafs, Jack Eichel Leading Golden Knights

NHL Star Power Index: Auston Matthews Dominating for Maple Leafs, Jack Eichel Leading Golden Knights

by admin

Getty Images

Introducing the NHL Star Power Index, a weekly spotlight on the league’s most buzzworthy players. Being on this list isn’t always a badge of honor—it signifies players who are garnering significant attention in the hockey community.

This index isn’t ranked; it’s a measure of the buzz players are generating. We’ll update the Star Power Index weekly during the regular season.

Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs, Center, #34)

  • Goals (G): 25
  • Assists (A): 12
  • Plus/Minus: +5

Auston Matthews is a scoring phenomenon, showcasing his exceptional talent early in the 2023-24 season. His recent performance includes scoring two goals in a 5-2 defeat to the New York Rangers, marking his third consecutive game with a pair of goals.

Matthews is the first to hit 25 goals this season, leading the league in scoring. He’s among the few Maple Leafs to reach this milestone in 28 games or less, joining legends like Babe Dye and Wendel Clark.

In a recent game against the Rangers, Matthews demonstrated his skill, expertly positioning himself to receive a pass from Morgan Rielly and scoring a crucial one-timer. He continued his impressive performance with another goal early in the third period, showcasing his sharp shooting skills.

With six goals and three assists in his last three games, Matthews is on track to surpass his previous record of 60 goals. His contribution is vital as the Maple Leafs aim to top the Atlantic Division.

Jack Eichel (Vegas Golden Knights, Center, #9)

  • Goals (G): 15
  • Assists (A): 22
  • Plus/Minus: +2

Jack Eichel is a key figure in the Golden Knights’ exceptional season start, post their first Stanley Cup win. He’s currently on an impressive 11-game point streak, scoring consistently in recent matches, including a standout goal against the Ottawa Senators.

Eichel leads the Golden Knights with 37 points, contributing significantly to their position at the top of the league standings. His continued excellence is crucial in the tightly contested Pacific Division race.

Josh Morrissey (Winnipeg Jets, Defenseman, #44)

  • Goals (G): 5
  • Assists (A): 22
  • Plus/Minus: +16

Josh Morrissey has evolved into a more offensively potent defenseman, maintaining a three-game point streak and scoring consistently in December. His remarkable assists, like the one setting up Gabriel Vilardi’s goal against the Avalanche, highlight his strategic playmaking ability.

Morrissey is on pace for 73 points this season, nearing his career-best of 76 points. He stands out in the league for his points and assists, proving to be a significant asset for Winnipeg’s defense.

Thatcher Demko (Vancouver Canucks, Goalie, #35)

  • Record: 16-7-0
  • Goals Against Average (GAA): 2.34
  • Save Percentage: 92.1%

Thatcher Demko has made a remarkable comeback after a challenging phase. He’s achieved a perfect record in his last three games with an impressive goals-against-average and save percentage.

Demko’s performance includes a shutout against the Florida Panthers and leading the league in wins and shutouts. His turnaround from last season’s average performance has been a key factor in the Canucks’ success this season.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NHL Star Performances

Who is leading the NHL in goal-scoring in the 2023-24 season?

Auston Matthews of the Toronto Maple Leafs is currently leading the NHL in goal-scoring, being the first player to score 25 goals this season.

What record did Jack Eichel set with the Vegas Golden Knights?

Jack Eichel set a new franchise record for the Vegas Golden Knights by scoring points in 11 consecutive games.

How has Josh Morrissey’s performance changed in recent seasons?

Josh Morrissey, a defenseman for the Winnipeg Jets, has shown significant improvement in his offensive numbers over the past three seasons.

What recent achievements has Thatcher Demko of the Vancouver Canucks made?

Thatcher Demko, goaltender for the Vancouver Canucks, has recently achieved a 3-0-0 record over three games, with a 1.33 goals-against-average and a .957 save percentage.

More about NHL Star Performances

  • NHL Official Statistics
  • Toronto Maple Leafs News
  • Vegas Golden Knights Updates
  • Winnipeg Jets Player Profiles
  • Vancouver Canucks Team Highlights

You may also like


CanuckCrazy December 28, 2023 - 9:32 am

Demko’s turnaround is just what we needed, he’s a wall in the net! Canucks for the win.

Jets4Life December 28, 2023 - 9:47 pm

Morrissey’s really upped his game, so underrated. Jets defense looking solid this year, thanks to him.

HockeyFanMike December 28, 2023 - 10:27 pm

wow Auston Matthews is on fire this season, Leafs might actually have a shot at the cup? go leafs!

GoldenKnightRider December 29, 2023 - 2:02 am

Eichel is the heart of VGK, totally deserves more attention. his point streak is just insane!


Leave a Comment

Experience the ultimate NHL fan zone with our website dedicated to all things hockey. Get the latest NHL news, scores, standings, player profiles, and team updates. From trade rumors to playoff predictions, we cover it all.

© 2023 – NHLZone