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Eleven noteworthy lists to celebrate 11/11/11

Friday, 11.11.2011 / 10:58 AM / NHL Insider

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Eleven noteworthy lists to celebrate 11/11/11
In honor of the novelty that is 11/11/11 here are 11 lists of 11 noteworthy things in hockey in three writers' opinions -- and often not of the same opinion.
In honor of the novelty that is 11/11/11 here are 11 lists of 11 noteworthy things in hockey in three writers' opinions -- and often not of the same opinion.

Anze Kopitar
Center - LAK
GOALS: 8 | ASST: 12 | PTS: 20
SOG: 47 | +/-: 0
11 best players taken No. 11 in the Draft
1. Jarome Iginla (1995)
2. Anze Kopitar (2005)
3. Brad Marsh (1978)
4. Mike Ramsey (1979)
5. Ivan Boldirev (1969)
6. Jeff Carter (2003)
7. Brian Rolston (1991)
8. Mike Sillinger (1989)
9. Jonathan Bernier (2006)
10. Randy Moller (1981)
11. Jeff Friesen (1994)

11 hidden gems of the last 11 Drafts
1. Pekka Rinne (258th, 2004)
2. Joe Pavelski (205th, 2003)
3. Kevin Bieksa (151st, 2001)
4. Dustin Byfuglien (245th, 2003)
5. Matt Moulson (263rd, 2003)
6. Mark Streit (262nd, 2004)
7. Ryane Clowe (175th, 2001)
8. Jaroslav Halak (271st, 2003)
9. Kris Versteeg (134th, 2004)
10. Brooks Laich (194th, 2001)
11. Dennis Seidenberg (172nd, 2001)

11 best sweaters in the League right now
1. Blackhawks home red
2. Red Wings road white
3. Oilers home blue
4. Canadiens home red
5. Flames alternate
6. Bruins home black
7. Rangers road white
8. Devils home red
9. Kings road white
10. Flyers home orange
11. Islanders home blue

Top 11 current No. 11s
1 Anze Kopitar, Kings
2 Jordan Staal, Penguins
3 Daniel Alfredsson, Senators
4 Dan Cleary, Red Wings
5 Saku Koivu, Ducks
6 Martin Hanzal, Coyotes
7 David Legwand, Predators
8 Brian Rolston, Islanders
9 Gregory Campbell, Bruins
10 Matt Calvert, Blue Jackets
11 Jake Dowell, Stars

Top 11 current players born in November
1 Pekka Rinne, Predators
2 Nicklas Backstrom, Capitals
3 Marc-Andre Fleury, Penguins
4 Dustin Brown, Kings
5 Kari Lehtonen, Stars
6 Taylor Hall, Oilers
7 Tobias Enstrom, Jets
8 Matt Moulson, Islanders
9 Jason Pominville, Sabres
10 Saku Koivu, Ducks
11 Brad Stuart, Red Wings

Henrik Lundqvist
Goalie - NYR
RECORD: 5-3-3
GAA: 2.24 | SVP: 0.929
Top 11 draft picks from 11 years ago
1 Henrik Lundqvist (No. 205)
2 Marian Gaborik (No. 3)
3 Ilya Bryzgalov (No. 44)
4 Dany Heatley (No. 2)
5 Lubomir Visnovsky (No. 118)
6 Brooks Orpik (No. 18)
7 Justin Williams (No. 28)
8 Paul Martin (No. 62)
9 Scott Hartnell (No. 6)
10 Niklas Kronwall (No. 29)
11 Antoine Vermette (No. 55)

Top 11 games to watch in November
Nov. 11 Dallas at Pittsburgh
Nov. 13 Edmonton at Chicago
Nov. 16 Chicago at Vancouver
Nov. 16 Anaheim at Los Angeles
Nov. 17 Detroit at San Jose
Nov. 19 Washington at Toronto
Nov. 19 Philadelphia at Winnipeg
Nov. 21 Boston at Montreal
Nov. 25 Detroit at Boston
Nov. 25 Toronto at Dallas
Nov. 26 Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers

Top 11 storylines this weekend

1. Top seeds from East, West face off as Penguins host Stars (Friday)
2. Predators play 1,000th game in franchise history at home against Canadiens -- all with Barry Trotz as coach (Saturday)
3. Terry Murray also reaches 1,000 games coached in career as Kings welcome in Wild (Saturday)
4. Nikolai Khabibulin expected to put his League-leading 0.98 goals-against average to test as Northwest-leading Oilers visit Red Wings (Friday) and Blackhawks (Sunday)
5. Rangers aim for fifth straight home win, sixth overall, against Hurricanes (Friday)
6. Struggling Ryan Miller, red-hot Jhonas Enroth vie for playing time as Sabres host Senators (Friday), travel to face Bruins (Saturday)
7. Phil Kessel (League-leading 12 goals, 23 points) leads Northeast-leading Maple Leafs against Senators (Saturday)
8. Lightning bring their 1-3-1 into St. Louis to face Blues and new coach Ken Hitchcock (Saturday)
9. Capitals, looking to end two-game losing streak and regain first place in Southeast from Panthers, face Devils in home-and-home (Friday in New Jersey, Saturday in Washington)
10. Canucks aim for sweep of Southern California against Ducks, third straight win overall (Friday)
11. Teams across NHL honor veterans with Remembrance Day initiatives

Top No. 11s of all time
1. Mark Messier
2. Gilbert Perrault
3. Mike Gartner
4. Brian Sutter
5. Daniel Alfredsson
6. Kevin Dineen
7. Tony Amonte
8. Owen Nolan
9. Saku Koivu
10. Pete Mahovlich
11. Anze Kopitar

11 best 11th-hour wins
1. Game 7 1950 Stanley Cup Final: Detroit Red Wings 4, New York Rangers 3 (2OT -- 28:31 of extra time), April 23, 1950
2. Game 4 1970 Stanley Cup Final: Boston Bruins 4, St. Louis Blues 3 (OT -- :40 of extra time) May 10, 1970
3. Game 7 1994 Eastern Conference Final: New York Rangers 2, New Jersey Devils 1 (2OT -- 24:24 of extra time), May 27, 1994
4. Game 1 1936 Stanley Cup semifinal: Detroit Red Wings 1, Montreal Maroons 0 (3OT -- 116:30 of extra time), March 24, 1936
5. Game 7 1987 Patrick Division Semifinal: New York Islanders 3, Washington Capitals 2 (4OT -- 68:47), April 19, 1987
6. Game 6 1999 Stanley Cup Final: Dallas Stars 2, Buffalo Sabres 1 (3OT -- 54:51 of extra time), June 19, 1999
7. Game 5 2000 Eastern Conference Semifinal: Philadelphia Flyers 2, Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (5OT -- 92:01 of extra time), May 4, 2000
8. Game 1 2003 Western Conference Semifinal: Anaheim Mighty Ducks 4, Dallas Stars 3 (5OT -- 80:48 of extra time), April 24, 2003
9. Game 7 1954 Stanley Cup Final: Detroit Red Wings 2, Montreal Canadiens 1 (OT -- 4:29 of extra time), April 16, 1954
10. Game 6 1980 Stanley Cup Final: New York Islanders 5, Philadelphia Flyers 4 (OT -- 7:11 of extra time), May 24, 1980
11. Game 6, 2000 Stanley Cup Final: New Jersey Devils 2, Dallas Stars 1 (2OT -- 28:20 of extra time), June 10, 2000

11 most exciting players of all time
1. Bobby Orr
2. Mario Lemieux
3. Maurice Richard
4. Pavel Bure
5. Denis Savard
6. Alex Ovechkin
7. Bobby Hull
8. Dominik Hasek
9. Sergei Fedorov
10. Guy Lafleur
11. Pavel Datsyuk

Compiled by David Kalan, Corey Masisak and John Kreiser
Quote of the Day

Obviously a lot happened in a short period of time. At the end of the day, considering everything I went through, I really felt close to my teammates and I really feel like what we accomplished, I know we didn't win it all. ... I'm really proud of how we got there and what we did once we got there.

— Rangers forward Martin St. Louis to Jim Cerny of BlueshirtsUnited.com