Stats to chew on – playoff editionMay 31, 2012, by
*All playoff stats through three rounds
- Henrik Lundqvist posted a sparkling .930 SV% this season, a ratio that has only been achieved 14 other times in NHL history by goalies that have played 40 games or more. (via @b1rky)
- Lundqvist during the regular season: 39-18-5, 1.97 GAA, .930 SV%, 8 SO
- Lundqvist during the postseason: 10-10, 1.82 GAA, .931 SV%, 3 SO
- Goal support during the regular season: 2.7 goals per game
- Goal support during the playoffs: 2.15 goals per game
- Dan Girardi led all NHL defensemen in playoff scoring with 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists).
- The Rangers’ leader in Corsi rating for the postseason? That would be Boston College’s own Chris Kreider, who posted a 15.49 rating.
- Marian Gaborik exploded for 17 points (nine goals, eight assists) in his first 18 playoff games with Minnesota. Since then, Gaborik has 18 points (nine goals, nine assists) in 36 postseason matches.
- Brad Richards was the highest paid player in the NHL this year, earning a cool $12 million. That’s $148,148.14 for every point (playoffs included).
- Derek Stepan has scored just once in 25 playoff games over his first two seasons.
- Artem Anisimov finished tired for fourth on the Rangers with 10 points in the playoffs, yet he played under 10 minutes in six of 20 games.
- Ryan Callahan has 32 power play goals over the last three seasons. 34 if you count the playoffs.
- Anton Stralman notched three goals in 20 playoff games after registering just two in 53 regular season contests.
- It may have seemed like Kreider was suddenly hitting everything that moved in Game Six against New Jersey, but the reality is that Kreider was credited with 29 hits through three rounds to lead all rookies. Of course, that paled in comparison to Callahan’s league-leading 82.
- The “Black and Blue Crew” of Ryan McDonagh and Girardi were ranked one-two in blocked shots during the postseason with 116 combined. Project McDonagh’s per-game playoff total (3.1) across a full season and you get 254, which would have edged Montreal’s Josh Gorges (250) for the most in the league. McDonagh actually recorded 182 blocks during the year.
- Girardi played more than 25 minutes a whopping 65 times this year (playoffs included. McDonagh did it 51 times.