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McDonagh's A Second Goalie

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

HITS

 

Michael Del Zotto has recorded at least three hits in five straight games and 15 in his last two contests.  That’s pushed him to 150 hits in 53 games this season.  Leo Komarov dished out eight hits on Saturday and another five on Monday.  He’s third in the league with 162 hits in 55 contests.  Nikita Zadorov has recorded at least five hits in five of his last six games.  He has 56 hits in 47 games, which is good for fifth place in the NHL.  Jonathan Ericsson has been credited with at least three hits in six consecutive games.  He has 85 hits in 52 games after recording 86 hits in 51 contests in 2016-17.

 

BLOCKS

 

Ryan McDonagh got in front of seven shots in Monday’s game alone.  He’s racked up 128 blocks in 48 games this season, which puts him in third place in the league.  Jordan Oesterle has 13 blocks in his last two contests.  He has 54 blocks in 28 contests as well as 86 blocks in 53 career games.  Ryan Suter has earned three straight multi-block games.  He’s up to 96 blocks in 53 games after finishing 2016-17 with 105 blocks.  Cody Ceci has blocked at least three shots in each of his last three games.  He has 116 blocks in 52 contests this season.

 

DRAWS

 

Paul Stastny has won at least 55% of his faceoffs in seven consecutive contests.  His season average is up to 55.7% over 55 games.  Matt Duchene has heated up offensively with Ottawa and he’s also won at least half of his faceoffs in each of his last seven contests.  He has a 54.7% success rate in 38 contests with Ottawa, which is great obviously, though still below his 56.5 winning percentage before Colorado dealt him and his incredible 62.6% success rate in 2016-17.  Ryan O'Reilly has won 46-of-67 faceoffs (68.7%) over his last two games.  His season average is up to 61.7% in 52 games.  Jonathan Toews has won over half of his draws in eight consecutive games.  His winning percentage so far this season is 58.2%, which is up from 54.9% in 2016-17.

Ryan Dadoun

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