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McNabb Shines in hits, blocks

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

HITS

 

Adam Larsson dished out an incredible eight hits in three of his last four contests.  He’s up to 127 hits in 31 games this season, which puts him in a three-way tie for second place in the league.  Johnny Oduya has been credited with 10 hits over his last two contests.  That’s a pretty rare showing for him as he has 51 hits in 34 games overall.  Jordan Staal had a four-game multi-hit streak from Dec. 21-29 that included back-to-back five hit contests.  That gives him 94 hits in 38 games.  Steven Santini recorded at least four hits in each of his last four games.  He has 107 hits in 33 contests in 2017-18.

 

BLOCKS

 

Brayden McNabb has recorded 14 hits and 14 blocks over his last three games.  He’s excelled in both categories this season with 100 hits and 89 blocks in 34 contests.  Alexander Edler has gotten in front of 10 shots over his last two games.  That brings him up to 76 blocks in 27 games.  Kris Russell recorded at least three blocks in three games from Dec. 23-29.  He has 116 blocks in 39 contests, which puts him in first place in the NHL.  Jared Spurgeon has been credited with at least three blocks in five consecutive games.  That gives him 75 blocks in 30 contests this season.

 

DRAWS

 

Sidney Crosby has won 43-of-70 draws (61.4%) over his last three contests.  He has a 53.3% success rate so far this season and if he maintains that average, this would be his best year in terms of faceoff percentage since the shortened 2013 campaign.  Tyler Seguin has won over 70% of his faceoffs in three of his last five contests.  He has a 54.2 winning percentage on the draw this season, which is up from 51% in 2016-17.  Kevin Hayes has won 33-of-54 faceoffs (61.1%) in his last three games.  When he got into the league he was dreadful on the draw, with a 36.3% as a rookie and 36.0% as a sophomore.  He jumped up to 45.7% in 2016-17 though and this season he’s at 50.5%.  Bryan Little has won 70.9% of his faceoffs (39-of-55) in his last three contests.  He has a 57.2 winning percentage in 2017-18, compared to his career average of just 49.8%.

Ryan Dadoun

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