There was a scoring change after the Alaska Aces' 4-1 win over visiting Colorado on Friday night -- Aces defenseman Corey Syvret was awarded another assist, giving him three in the game.
We mention this because the game marked Syvret's 125th overall (regular season and playoffs) and Syvret's performance marked his first three-point game as a pro.
We also mention Syvret's playmaker -- that's the old-school phrase for a three-assist game -- because it marked the third time this season he has delivered a multiple-point game. Previously, he had two two-assist games. In his previous two pro seasons, he never had a two-point game.
Anyhow, Syvret now has 16 assists in 27 games -- those 16 points mark his career high already. In those 124 previous pro games -- 113 ECHL regular-season games and four playoff games, and seven AHL regular-season games -- Syvret's combined scoring totals were 5-21--26, so he's got a strong shot this season at scoring more point than in his first two pro seasons combined.
And now The Blog will go full-nerd and give you one last Syvret stat we find fascinating: His 16 points are the most by any player in the league who has not scored at least one goal. (Remember, that game-winning strike Syvret furnished in the shootout of a 4-3 win over Stockton on Dec. 19 does not count as an official goal).