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Pastrnak can score 50 goals in 50 games for Bruins, numbers suggest

Forward looking to become first NHL player to hit mark since Hull in 1991-92 season

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

David Pastrnak has had an incredible start to the 2019-20 season for the Boston Bruins. The forward has 25 goals in 28 games giving him a chance to become the first NHL player since Brett Hull in the 1991-92 season to score 50 goals in his team's first 50 games. NHL.com goes behind the numbers to examine if he can do it.

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Behind The Numbers

Pageau, Miller, Hellebuyck, analytic all-stars at Thanksgiving

Underlying numbers suggest Senators, Canucks forwards, Jets goalie making under-the-radar impact

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

Thanksgiving is one of the unofficial points during the NHL season to take stock of where teams and players stand. With that in mind, NHL.com is going behind the numbers to identify three advanced statistical all-stars at the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Blues, Penguins, Avalanche thriving despite injuries

Numbers show how losses to key players haven't sunk St. Louis, Colorado, Pittsburgh

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

This week, NHL.com goes behind the numbers to examine how the Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche have survived early-season injuries to prominent players and how they can maintain their winning ways.

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Islanders power play, puck possession must improve, numbers suggest

Factors could cause concern as season progresses despite stellar play of Greiss, Varlamov

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com goes behind the numbers to break down one of the hottest teams in the NHL, the New York Islanders, who have won 10 straight games. Advanced statistics are examined to see where the Islanders are having success and to identify a potential weakness to address in order to maintain their winning ways.

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Pastrnak's hot start, Capitals' road success no fluke, numbers suggest

Boston forward's shooting percentage, Washington's away splits among notable statistics from first month

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

Pastrnak's blast on power play

STL@BOS: Pastrnak buries one-timer for PPG

David Pastrnak hammers a one-timer from the circle on the power play to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead in the 1st period

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NHL.com identifies three key stats from the first month of the season and goes behind the numbers to predict sustainability or regression for the rest of the season.

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Behind The Numbers

Carlson, Hutton can ride hot start with Capitals, Sabres, statistics show

Defenseman should set NHL career high in points; goalie has good chance for 30 wins

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL Tonight: Carlson's hot start

Scorching start ranks Carlson among elite defensemen

John Carlson became the 5th defensemen in NHL history to record 20 points in October as the crew analyzes his elite skill-set on the power play

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NHL.com goes behind the numbers each week to use underlying statistics to look at trends in the game. This week, we examine the early-season success of Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson and Buffalo Sabres goalie Carter Hutton to determine if the numbers they are putting up are sustainable.

 

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Sabres need to spread out scoring on power play, numbers suggest

Devils struggling with man-advantage; Penguins producing despite absence of Malkin

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com goes behind the numbers to examine early season trends and forecasts their sustainability by using statistics and other relevant information. Trends examined in the following piece include the Buffalo Sabres' hot start on the man-advantage, the New Jersey Devils' struggle on the power play and how the Pittsburgh Penguins can maintain their success without No. 2 center Evgeni Malkin, out with a lower-body injury.

 

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Mantha, Neal should have solid season after four-goal games, numbers show

Red Wings, Oilers forwards each poised to score 30

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Staff Writer

Anthony Mantha of the Detroit Red Wings and James Neal of the Edmonton Oilers each had a four-goal game this week. Mantha did it in a 4-3 win against the Dallas Stars on Sunday, Neal in a 5-2 win against the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

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31 in 31

Winnipeg Jets key statistics

Hellebuyck's performance against power play could boost win total

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three key statistics for the Winnipeg Jets.

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Vegas Golden Knights key statistics

Fleury's shutouts among best in NHL; power play could improve this season

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, three key statistics for the Vegas Golden Knights.

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