Saturday, April 25, 2015

Things You May Not Know, Caps/Isles Playoff Edition

1.  Capitals have scored 1 goal in each of their 2 playoff losses versus the Islanders and 11 goals in their 3 wins

2.  Alexander Ovechkin leads the Caps in shots on goal with 24, 10 more than any other Capitals player.

3.  The Islanders are still looking for a goal from a defenseman.  Nick Leddy leads all blueliners with 3 assists

4.  Capitals are outscoring the Islanders 6-1 in the 3rd period.  The Islanders only 3rd period goal came in Game 1 and it was into an empty net.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Things You May Not Know, Wild/Blues Playoff Edition

1.  The Minnesota Wild have scored just one 1st period goal in the series and that came in Game 1.

2.  The team that has scored first in this series has won all 4 games.

3.  Vladamir Tarasenko has 5 goals in the Blues two wins and 1 assist in the two losses.  The Blues as a team have scored 12 goals.

4.  The Wild have scored one-third of third of their 9 goals on the Power Play and own the leagues best PP percentage in the playoffs at 33.3%

5.  14 of the 20 Minnesota Wild players are minus players in the series when it comes to plus/minus ratings

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Things You May Not Know, Pens/Rangers Playoff Editon

1.  The Rangers have won 13 of 14  best of  7 playoff series when leading three games to one.

2.  Henrik Lundqvist has won 6 of his past 7 playoff games against the Penguins with a 1.42 GAA and .950 save percentage.

3.  Marc-Andre Fleury has allowed 2 or fewer goals in 7 of the past 10 playoff games.  Unfortunately, the Pens offense has managed just 2 or fewer goals over that same stretch.

4.  Friday will mark the 100th Playoff game for Sidney Crosby.  He has 117 career points in the post-season.

5.  The Rangers are just 2 for 17 on the Power Play

Things You May Not Know Sens/Habs Playoff Edition

1.  The Canadiens have scored 6 of their 7 goals in regulation in the 2nd period.  Ottawa has outscored Montreal a combined 5-1 in the 1st and 3rd periods.

2.  The Canadiens rank 15th among all playoff teams on the Power Play with just 1 goal in 16 opportunities with the extra man (6.2%)

3.  The Senators have scored first in all 4 games

4.  Dale Weise leads all Canadiens in goals with 2

5.  Craig Anderson has stopped 77 of 79 shots (0.93 GAA, .974 SV%)

Things You May Not Know, Flames/Canucks Playoff Edition1.

1.  The Vancouver Canucks turn to Ryan Miller in goal tonight.  Last season for the St. Louis Blues, Miller was 2-4 with an .897 Save Percentage and 2.70 GAA

2.  Not a good sign for the Canucks that Bo Horvat leads the team in points with 1 goal and 2 assists

3.  14 different Calgary Flames players have registered atleast 1 point.

4.  The Flames continue to roll in the 3rd period.  They have scored 5 goals in the final 20 of regulation.  Only Anaheim with 9 has more.

5.   Both Calgary and Vancouver have had 12 PP opportunities with the Flames converting 4 times and the Canucks just twice.

Things You May Not Know - Blackhawks/Predators Playoff Edition

1.  Both Andrew Desjardins and Antoine Vermette who did not score a goal during the regular season for the Blackhawks have both scored a playoff goal.

2.  Ducan Keith leads all Blackhawks with an average of 34:18 per game.  The next closest player in average tine on ice is Niklas Hjalmarsson at 27:54.

3.  Only Kevin Shattenkirk with 7 assists has more than the 5 assists by Marian Hossa.

4.  Colin Wilson has scored all 3 Power Play Goals in the series for Nashville

5.  Seth Jones, plus/minus for the series (-5)

Things You Did Not Know - Lightning Playoff edition

1.  The Tampa Bay Lightning are tied with the most Power Play opportunities (17) and have scored just 2 Power Play goals.  During the regular season, Tampa was 33-5-2 when scoring a Power Play goal.  Their only win this playoffs came when they scored twice on the Power Play.

2.  Steven Stamkos, still in search of his first goal in this years playoffs leads all Tampa players with 11 shots.

3.  Tyler Johnson is the only Lightning player with more than 1 goal.  He has 2.

4.  7 of the 18 Lightning players to play in this years playoff are still looking for their first goal.

5.  Brian Boyle who scored a shorthanded goal in Game 2 versus Detroit, has now scored a shorthanded goal in back to back playoff years as he also scored in last years playoffs versus the LA Kings.  His 3 shorthanded goals during the regular season was a team best.