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Bergeron leads in draws won

by Ryan Dadoun
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

HITS

 

Matt Martin registered nine hits in Thursday's game alone.  That brought him up to 180 hits in 47 games this season, which is good for second place in the league.  Brandon Dubinsky has recorded at least two hits in each of his last eight contests.  He's got 136 hits in 46 games after finishing 2015-16 with 235 hits.  David Backes dished out 11 hits in his last two games.  He has 121 hits in 44 contests in his first season with Boston.  Cody McLeod has been credited with at least three hits in each of his last four contests.  He has 25 hits in seven games since the Predators acquired him from Colorado on Jan. 13.

 

BLOCKS

 

Dmitry Kulikov blocked 10 shots in his last two games.  That's unusual for him as he has 34 blocks in 22 games in total this season.  Jacob Trouba has gotten in front of at least two shots in three consecutive games.  He has 75 blocks in 37 contests this season.  Dennis Seidenberg blocked three shots in each of his last two games.  He's up to 78 blocked shots in 40 contests this season.  Deryk Engelland has blocked nine shots in his last three games.  He has 83 blocked shots in 52 contests after finishing with 107 blocks in 69 games in 2015-16.

 

DRAWS

 

Patrice Bergeron has won at least 60% of his draws in six of his last seven games.  He's won 59.1% of his faceoffs in 49 games this season compared to his career average of 57%.  Among players that have taken at least 200 faceoffs this season, Bergeron has the third best winning percentage and he's the league-leader in draws won.  Artem Anisimov won 25 of 37 draws in his last two games.  That's a positive change of pace for him as his overall faceoff success rate this season is just 46% in 47 games.  Ryan O'Reilly has won at least 65% of his draws in three of his last four games.  He has a 58% success rate on the draw in 38 games in 2016-17.  Mike Fisher has won at least half his draws in seven straight contests.  He has a 54.9 faceoff percentage in 45 games, compared to his career average of 50.6%.

Ryan Dadoun

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