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By The Numbers: Marcel Goc

by Joseph Beguiristain / Florida Panthers

Panthers By The Numbers takes a closer look at some of the interesting stats that you may or may have not known about.


Goc scores a game-tying goal late in the third of Game 7 against the Devils in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals (Getty Images)

2. - Despite not getting top line minutes, Goc had two game winners this past season. His first and only one of the regular season came against the Canucks on January 9th.

"It wasn't a pretty one. It wasn't anything fancy, but it worked," Goc said after that game.

His second game winner came at a crucial time in Game 2 of the Playoffs against the Devils in which the Panthers needed every goal to hold on to the win, their first playoff victory in 15 years.

2:00. - When the Panthers needed players while the opposing team was on the power play, Goc was the guy who got the call. Goc was tied for first among forwards (with Tomas Kopecky) and third overall on the team in shorthanded time on the ice per game last season, averaging a minor a game.

3. - Goc was seeing red when his team had the upper hand last season as he scored a career high three power play goals. He might have just been happy to have one. Before last season, Goc hadn’t scored a power play goal since the 2005-2006 season.

4. - During a seven game stretch in March, the center had at least one point in five of those games. The Panthers won four of those seven games, including victories against Boston, Ottawa, Carolina, and Toronto.

5. - The Calw, Germany native tallied five multi-point games this season. Coincidentally, the Panthers won four of those five games.

8. - One of the most satisfying feelings as an athlete is when you feed off the home crowd and Goc did just that last season. Goc had a plus-eight player rating at home which was good enough for third on the team behind defensemen Jason Garrison and Mike Weaver.

11.3. - Although he didn’t shoot the puck that much (97 shots), Goc’s shot percentage last season was pretty impressive. His 11.3 shot percentage was a career high.

22:05. - Goc’s most time on the ice last year came in Game 7 of the first round of the playoffs against New Jersey. Although the Panthers lost in double overtime, Goc was the one that gave them a chance as his power play goal late in the third tied it at two.

27. - The former first round pick tallied 27 points last season, which was his best since the 2009-2010 season when he had 30 with the Predators. Keep in mind that with the Predators that year, he played in 16 more games.

82. - Goc helped seal the deal on a Southeast Division crown in the final game of the season against Carolina as he posted a goal and an assist with a player rating of plus-two.

400. - The 28-year-old reached a huge milestone last season by played in his 400th career game against the Winnipeg Jets on October 31st.

505. - When it came to face-offs last season, Goc was one of the guys who delivered. Goc won 505 face-offs, which was only behind team leader Stephen Weiss.

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