Friday, November 11, 2016

Statisfaction, Friday Nov 11 2016

Your Daily does of NHL stats, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5... (Plus a daily video above: Nikolaj Ehlers sends an own-goal past Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson in OT)

1. Hossa ties Beliveau on the all-time goals list.

Marian Hossa is the gift that keeps on giving. The Slovakian netted the tying goal at 19:37 of the third to send Chicago and Washington to OT on Friday night. The Caps got the 3-2 win on a Marcus Johansson winner, but Hossa notched yet another milestone--his 507th career goal.

Here's the goal -- right place, right time...

2. Toronto opens floodgates

The Leafs scored four goals on six shots in the third to defeat the Flyers, 6-4, on Friday night at ACC. Toronto got goals from six different players and won for the first time when trailing after two periods (1-2-0) and they got this *dope* celebration from Mitch Marner:

3. Devils are best when trailing after two:

New Jersey improved to an NHL-best 3-1-1 when trailing after two when Andy Greene scored on a penalty shot in OT to lead New Jersey to a 2-1 victory over Buffalo.

Here's the goal:

Here's the teams with more than one win when trailing after two thus far this season:

4. Matt Moulson has 5 PP goals for the Sabres

The 33-year-old Ontario native has more power play goals than his former team, the New York Islanders, this season. Moulson is tied with Patrik Laine and Wayne Simmonds for the NHL lead. The Islaners (along with Arizona, Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary) have just four power play goals as a team this season.

5. Brooks Orpik and Nate Schmidt Top Pair?

A dive into Corsica hockey reveals that when Washington's Brooks Orpik and Nate Schmidt are on the ice together, the Caps generate over 73 percent of all scoring chances. That's tops among pairings with 100 minutes or more of ice time, percentage-wise, at even strength. Here are the top 5:

We do realize that this is a No.3 pair on the Washington defense and gets easier assignments than the other two pairings, but still it's a commendable job by these two. More on the pairing from the Washington Post here.