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Interesting notes so far this season

Here are some interesting statistics from the first couple weeks of NHL action.

Here are some interesting facts that you may or may not know:

  • The Colorado Avalanche are 28th in the NHL with 34 shots against per game
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs, on the other hand, actually sit 11th in the NHL with 28.6 shots against per game
  • The Buffalo Sabres have been the best team at five-on-five play
  • The Minnesota Wild, not surprisingly, has been the worst
  • The Carolina Hurricanes have been the most penalized team in the NHL this season with 22.4 PIMs per game
  • The least penalized team in the NHL this season has been the Nashville Predators
  • The Colorado Avalanche has the most points in the NHL, yet have only outshot their opponents on one occasion
  • The best shots for/shots against differntial belongs to the Chicago Blackhawks
  • Nicklas Grossman of the Dallas Stars leads the NHL with a +12 rating
  • Chris Pronger and Joe Corvo lead the NHL in average ice-time per game
  • Not surprisingly, Alex Ovechkin has taken the most shots in the NHL
  • Ryan Miller leads the NHL in save percentage for goaltenders that have played at least three games with a .940 mark
  • Miller’s 1.69 G.A.A. is also top in the NHL
  • San Jose has the best team face-off percentage
  • Colorado has the worst team face-off percentage