4. Bolts Sinking Deeper into Obscurity The Tampa Bay Lightning are in dire straits right now. Only one NHL team has been worse than the Bolts since January 1st, and as the losses pile up it is unclear how Tampa is going to approach the deadline. The team has gone 3-9-2 since January 1, sinking to the bottom of the Eastern Conference where they are currently eight points behind Philly for the last Wild Card spot. Tampa has a minus-18 goal differential in their last 14 games. 5. According to Puckalytics, Nino Niederreiter is the best at dishing primary helpers in the NHL this season Things are going right for pretty much everywhere in Minnesota, but we haven't given Nino Niederreiter much love of late, so here goes: 15 of the Swiss' 17 assists have been primary assists. For whatever that is worth... Connor McDavid is second, and how about Nashville's Colin Wilson making the below list?
Since Jan 1, Sebastian Aho leads all rookies in goals scored with 9. Next best is 5. pic.twitter.com/XWxok0ZOqM— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) February 4, 2017
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Best primary assist per 60 rate at 5 on 5 in the NHL? Nino. pic.twitter.com/Cb67JBRLXo— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) February 4, 2017