Saturday, December 5, 2015
Five on the Fly: Streaking Cats, Nielsen has Skillz
Every day, TSP will break down five random stats that might be of interest to you. Here's today's stipend: 1. Nielsen Shoots the Lights Out: Isles Center Frans Nielsen took over the NHL's all-time lead in shootout goals with his above tally against Brian Elliott during the Islanders 2-1 shootout win last night in Brooklyn. Nielsen has now gone 41 for 76 lifetime in the skillz competition and he also holds the NHL's lead with 17 game-deciding goals. Nielsen' 53.9 percent success rate is also the highest of any NHL player that has registered at least 50 shootout attempts. Bobby Ryan currently leads the NHL with five shootout goals this season, however. 2. Cats on the Prowl: The Florida Panthers continued their red-hot play with a 2-1 shootout win over the Blue Jackets at Nationwide arena on Friday. The Panthers have won five consecutive games (their longest win streak in nearly two years) and they've also won five straight on the road, their longest road win streak since Nov. 30 to Dec. 12, 2008. paced by Johnny Gaudreau's second career hat-trick, defeated Boston 5-4 at Scotiabank Saddledome to earn their sixth consecutive home win. 5. Jamie Benn Good on the Tip: Jamie Benn leads the NHL with 18 goals, and he also leads the NHL in tipped goals. The Stars center has scored five times on deflections. Buffalo's Jamie McGinn has four tips for goals, while Joe Pavelski, Brendan Gallagher and Jason Spezza each have three.