Back in the day, Bobby Orr was a teenaged defenseman in the NHL. So were Paul Coffey, Phil Housley, Larry Murphy, Raymond Bourque and (for a very short time) Denis Potvin. All of them were stars who ended up in the Hall of Fame. None of them had seven points in their team’s first four games of the season while they were teenagers.
Do you know who does, though? 19-year-old Rasmus Dahlin, that’s who. Like the rest of his team, Dahlin has feasted on a Buffalo Sabres power play that is white-hot through the first four games of the season. Of their 18 goals, the Sabres have scored seven of them on the power play and of Dahlin’s seven points, five of them (all assists) have come with the man advantage. But the last time we checked, power plays were a significant part of a team’s ability to win games, so the Sabres will take it.