Milan Lucic has accumulated at least three hits in each of his last three games, totaling 16 hits over that span. He’s up to 35 hits in seven contests this season. Oilers teammate Adam Larsson has done nearly as well recently with 15 hits in his last three games. That gives him 24 hits in seven games. Alexander Petrovic has recorded at least four hits in each of his last three contests, but has finished behind the Oilers’ duo over that span with 13 total hits. He has 23 hits in seven games in 2018-19. Joel Edmundson has been credited with 11 hits in his last two contests. That’s pushed him up to 19 hits in six games.
While Oilers teammates led the pack over the last week in terms of hits, a pair of Chicago defensemen were setting the pace in terms of blocks. The first was Brent Seabrook, who has 13 blocks in his last four games. He’s up to 22 blocks in nine contests this season. Teammate Duncan Keith has at least three blocks in four of his last five games. That gives him 19 blocks in nine games. Alex Pietrangelo is on a four-game multi-block streak. He accumulated a staggering eight blocks on Oct. 17th alone. Panthers defenseman MacKenzie Weegar has averaged a modest 15:01 minutes per game so far this season, but he has been relevant when it comes to blocking shots when he has played. He’s up to nine blocks in four contests.
Patrice Bergeron has claimed 57-of-98 faceoffs (58.2%) over his last four games. Believe it or not, that actually drags his average down as he’s got a winning percentage of 59.3 so far this season. Nick Bonino has won 32-of-57 draws (56.1%) in his last three games. He has a 51.9% success rate in 2018-19, though that’s down from 54.3% in 2017-18. Sidney Crosby has claimed 40-of-67 faceoffs (59.7%) in his last three games. He’s been great overall this season with a 58.2% success rate compared to his 2017-18 average of 53%. Ryan Kesler won 50-of-82 faceoffs (61%) over his last four contests. He’s up to 56.3% on the draw in 2018-19, which compares favorably to his 2017-18 finish at 53.3%.