Elias Pettersson and Erik Karlsson are fighting at the top of the Swedish scoring league in the NHL and last night, Swedish time, they were pitted against each other. It was Pettersson who emerged victorious from the duel. The 24-year-old accounted for an assist when he played until Andrei Kuzmenko who made it 2–0 in the middle of the first period.
Then he extended his point streak to ten games, a record he reached for the first time in his career, and during that period Pettersson has accounted for five goals and nine assists.
"The best thing about our match was the start. I think we came out strong and those two quick goals got us off to a good start," Rick Tocchet, coach of Vancouver, told the club's social media.
Leading the Swedish points league
The Vancouver Canucks ultimately won the game against the San Jose Sharks 7–2. In San Jose, Erik Karlsson accounted for an assist when he played until Tomas Hertl's reduction but it wasn't enough for the away team.
In total, Elias Pettersson has accounted for 90 (33+57) in 69 games. With that, he leads the Swedish scoring league ahead of Erik Karlsson who stands at 88 (22+66) points.