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Season Snapshot: Facts/Figures

Bruins only team with 100 points; Draisaitl on pace to win scoring race

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

With the NHL pausing the 2019-20 regular season on March 12 due to the concerns surrounding the coronavirus, NHL.com takes a look at the facts and figures from what's happened to this point: 

 

0 -- Victories by the Boston Bruins and Columbus Blue Jackets in games that went to a shootout. The Bruins (0-7) and Blue Jackets (0-4) are the only teams that have not won a game in the tiebreaker this season, while the Carolina Hurricanes (5-0) and Pittsburgh Penguins (3-0) are the only teams yet to lose in a shootout.

1 -- Teams to reach 100 points before the season was paused. The Bruins (44-14-12) are six points ahead of the St. Louis Blues in the race for the Presidents' Trophy. It is the seventh time Boston has reached 100 points in 70 games or fewer since entering the NHL in 1924. However, it is just the second time they have done so since 1977-78 (2013-14).

Video: Bruins are the first team to reach 100 points

2 -- Teams that have not been shut out this season. The Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers have each scored at least once in all 70 of their games. On the opposite end, the New Jersey Devils have been shut out an NHL-high eight times in 69 games.

3 -- Goals scored by Hurricanes rookie forward Morgan Geekie on his first three NHL shots. Geekie had two goals on two shots in a 6-2 win against Pittsburgh on March 8, then scored on his first shot in a 5-2 win at the Detroit Red Wings two days later.

4 -- Overtime time goals scored by David Perron of the Blues, the most in the NHL (seven players have three). All of Perron's OT goals were scored from Oct. 27-Dec. 27.

5 -- Goals scored by Mika Zibanejad for the Rangers in a 6-5 overtime win against the Washington Capitals on March 5, the most by a player since Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets scored five against the Blues on Nov. 24, 2018. 

6 -- Shutouts by Connor Hellebuyck of the Jets, one more than Tuukka Rask of the Bruins, Marc-Andre Fleury of the Vegas Golden Knights, and Columbus Blue Jackets rookie Elvis Merzlikins for the NHL lead.

7 -- Difference in shots on goal between the League leader, Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche (318), and Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals (311). Max Pacioretty of the Golden Knights (307) is the only other player to reach 300.

Video: WSH@NJD: Ovechkin scores 700th NHL goal

8 -- Combined hat tricks by Ovechkin (four) and David Pastrnak of the Bruins (four), who are each tied for the NHL lead in goals with 48. No other player has more than two hat tricks this season.

9 -- Longest road winning streak in the League this season. The Avalanche won nine in a row away from Pepsi Center from Feb. 4-March 2, matching the streak by the Rangers from Jan. 16-Feb. 27. No other team has won more than six in a row on the road.

10 -- Game-winning goals by Pastrnak and Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers, one more than Perron and Jack Eichel of the Buffalo Sabres for most in the NHL.

11 -- Consecutive wins by the Lightning from Jan. 29-Feb. 17, the longest streak in the League this season. Tampa Bay also won 10 in a row from Dec. 23-Jan. 11; the New York Islanders (10 straight wins from Oct. 12-Nov. 5) are the only other team with a winning streak that reached double figures.

13 -- Margin between Draisaitl, the NHL's leading scorer with 110 points (43 goals, 67 assists), and Oilers teammate Connor McDavid, who's second with 97 (34 goals, 63 assists). Pastrnak and Artemi Panarin of the Rangers are tied for third for 95 points.

18 -- Wins by the Bruins when allowing the first goal of the game, one more than the Capitals for most in the NHL. Boston is 18-7-4 when the opposition scores first; every other team has lost at least 12 times in regulation when allowing the first goal.

20 -- Power-play goals by Pastrnak, the most in the NHL and three more than he had all of last season. Draisaitl is second with 16 goals but leads the NHL with 44 power-play points.

Video: BOS@VAN: Pastrnak scores PPG in 3rd period

26:00 -- Average time on ice Ottawa Senators defenseman Thomas Chabot has played this season, the most in the League. Draisaitl is first among forwards and tied with Alexander Edler of the Vancouver Canucks for 39th overall at 22:37.

35 -- Victories by Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, who led the NHL is wins last season with 39. Vasilevskiy also leads NHL goalies in points this season with four (all assists), while Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators, who is tied for second with three points, is the only one to score a goal. 

40 -- Plus/minus rating of Colorado defenseman Ryan Graves, the best in the League. Entering this season, Graves had played in 26 NHL games and was plus-4.

43 -- One-goal games played by the Blue Jackets. Columbus is 20-8-15 in those games, the most wins and overtime losses in that situation. The Montreal Canadiens are second in one-goal games (37) and first in regulation losses (13).

45 -- Goals scored by defensemen on the Blues, who are one ahead of the Philadelphia Flyers and Rangers for the League lead. The Rangers have 183 points by their defensemen, the most in the NHL.

Video: STL@ANA: Pietrangelo hammers one-timer home for PPG

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