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Brown reaches 150-hit mark

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

Hits

 

Matt Martin has been credited with at least four hits in each of his last 10 games.  He has 267 hits in 55 games this season, which is good for first in the league.  Wayne Simmonds has registered 22 hits in his last five contests.  He's up to 142 hits in 56 games after recording 168 in 75 contests last season.  Matt Beleskey dished out seven hits against Detroit on Sunday and added another three versus Columbus Tuesday night.  Beleskey ranks ninth in the league with 188 hits in 55 contests.  Dustin Brown has logged at least two hits in each of his last six games.  He reached the 150-hit mark on Tuesday with five against Washington.

 

Blocks

 

Christopher Tanev has blocked at least one shot in each of his last six games, including six against Arizona on Feb. 10.  He ranks 10th in the league with 124 blocks in 52 games this season.  Cam Fowler has gotten 14 blocks in his last five games, bringing him up to 62 in 42 contests this season.  You'd have to go all the way back to Dec. 15th to find the last time Ryan Murray has failed to block at least one shot in a game.  He's been particularly good lately though with 18 blocks in his last five contests.  He's now 12th in the league with 120 blocks.  Radko Gudas didn't end up blocking a shot on Tuesday as he received a match penalty near the midway point of the first period.  Prior to that he had gotten in front of at least one shot in 21 consecutive games.  He has 103 blocks in 50 contests.

 

Draws

 

Ryan Johansen got the edge in 32-of-49 faceoffs in his last three games.  That's a turnaround for him as even with those three games, his success rate with Nashville is 51.1% compared to the 52.3 faceoff winning percentage he had with Columbus in 2015-16 prior to the trade.  Ryan Kesler has posted a winning percentage of at least 56.5 in each of his last four contests.  He's won 57.8% of his draws in 55 games this season.  Jeff Carter has at least broken even on the draw in each of his last five contests and won 13-of-16 faceoffs against Washington on Tuesday.  He still has an underwhelming 48.1% success rate this season though after finishing 2014-15 at 52.6%.  David Krejci is on a four-game point streak and has also won at least 52.6% of his faceoffs in each contest over that span.  That's allowed his faceoff winning percentage to inch up to 48.9, although it's still down from his 2014-15 mark of 53.2%.

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