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By the Numbers: 9 amazing early-season stats
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Year after year, the NHL produces some truly mind-boggling statistics. It’s one thing to know who leads the league in scoring or which goaltender has the lowest goals-against average. It’s another altogether to know which team is giving up nearly half of its total goals in the third period, or which defenseman has given the […]

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What advanced stats tell us about the NHL's top performers this season
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Regardless of where you stand in the analytics-versus-eye-test debate that’s encompassed the hockey world over the past several years, advanced statistics in the NHL undeniably create some interesting talking points. For example: How can a 29-year-old with under 90 NHL contests to his name rank in the same breath as two of the most prolific […]

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4 scariest stats so far this season
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We all love a good fright on Oct. 31, and there’s no shortage of scary statistics through the first few weeks of the NHL season. Here are four of the most frightening: Boo-urns (Photo courtesy: Action Images) Last season, Brent Burns led all defensemen in goals (29) and points (76), and the Norris Trophy winner […]

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Scary stuff: Terrifying stats from Blackhawks' power play struggles
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Right now for the Blackhawks, it's the power play that is standing out as a weak spot on the team. Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Avalanche featured five power plays for the Blackhawks and the Hawks failed to score on any of them. The night before the Blackhawks went 0-6 with the man advantage against […]

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By the numbers: 5 telling stats from the Leafs' perfect start
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are off and running. Thanks to Auston Matthews and his masterful overtime-winner on Monday night against the Chicago Blackhawks, the club has jumped out to an early 3-0-0 record – good enough for a share of the league’s top record along with the St. Louis Blues. While the three wins are […]

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Looking at the wild stats behind Ovechkin's torrid start
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In case you haven’t heard, Alex Ovechkin has set fire to the NHL to begin his 2017-18 campaign, potting seven goals in two games. Ovi started with a natural hat-trick Wednesday, then followed up with a four goal performance Saturday night, marking a historic start for one of the most prolific goal scorers in NHL […]

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5 crazy stats from Chicago's blowout win over Pittsburgh
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The Chicago Blackhawks had themselves a night. With an impressive 10-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins, the Blackhawks stormed into the new season looking like a team that can still compete for a title. While the double-digit win may have been the most impressive number of the night, here are five […]

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4 players who will turn analytics success into elite fantasy stats
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The following players are already adequate fantasy performers, but some basic analytics suggest they could make the leap from good to great this season if some more bounces go their way. Aaron Ekblad, Panthers Ekblad had a strange season. He played a career-low 68 games but set a career high with 225 shots. His career […]

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Top stats to know: NHL draft begins Friday night
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Top stats to know: NHL draft begins Friday night

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Three Capitals stats that explain their predicament
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The Washington Capitals are on the brink of another painful playoff exit. No, it doesn’t help when his own teammates score on him, but Holtby has been badly outplayed by Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury, who owns a .937 save percentage in the series. If the Caps are going to make a comeback against Pittsburgh, he’ll need […]

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Puck Lists: 7 Erik Karlsson stats that are as perfect as Erik Karlsson
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MARCH 09: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators awaits a face off during the first period of the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on March 9, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. After all these years, you’re starting to see the big names in hockey media look at each other and […]

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Puck Lists: 8 incredible Alex Ovechkin stats (Puck Daddy)
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FEBRUARY 01: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals scores a goal against the Boston Bruins during the second period at Verizon Center on February 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Alex Ovechkin broke the longest goal drought of his career on Tuesday night, scoring at 5-on-5 against the Minnesota Wild. The thing with Ovechkin is […]

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