The Penguins are riding an incredible 10-game winning streak that has launched them into the top spot in the National Hockey League. The 10-consecutive wins ties for the second-best winning streak in franchise history (Jan. 28 to Feb. 15, 1999).
Nov. 17 vs. VANCOUVER, W 3-1
Nov. 19 vs. CAROLINA, W 5-4
Nov. 22 at Florida, W 3-2
Nov. 24 at Buffalo, W 1-0
Nov. 26 vs. OTTAWA, W 2-1
Nov. 27 vs. CALGARY, W 4-1
Nov. 29 at NY Rangers, W 3-1
Dec. 2 vs. ATLANTA, W 3-2
Dec. 4 at Columbus, W 7-2
Dec. 6 vs. NEW JERSEY, W 2-1
Here is a look at some interesting numbers accumulated from the Penguins winning streak:
The Penguins leading to trailing ratio. During the 10 wins, the Penguins have had a lead for a combined 383:32 minutes, while only trailing during 28:53 total minutes. Marc-Andre Fleury
's save percentage over the past nine games (Brent Johnson
made one start during the streak). Fleury has stopped 252 of 266 shots. Fleury, who also has a 1.55 goals-against average and one shutout, is 9-0 on the streak. That's the best winning stretch of his career.
The Penguins penalty kill unit's success rate. The Penguins PK has only given up three power-play goals in 36 opponent attempts over the last 10 games, including going perfect in seven games.
Pittsburgh is outscoring its opponents by more than a two-to-one ratio.
The Penguins power-play percentage. Pittsburgh's PP has connected for nine goals in 31 tries over the 10-game winning streak. That includes a 3-for-4 night at Columbus (Dec. 4) and two games with two man-advantage scores.
Number of goals that captain Sidney Crosby
has figured in on during the winning streak. Crosby has been a part of 20 of Pittsburgh's 33 goals over the past 10 games. Crosby has been a part of 60.6 percent of the Penguins' scoring.
The number of different Penguins' players recording a point over the streak.
Number of different Penguins players that have scored goals during the streak.
The number of goals scored by Sidney Crosby
over the 10-game stretch. Crosby has twice recorded hat tricks (Nov. 27 vs. Calgary; Dec. 2 vs. Atlanta), and has accounted for 36.4 percent of the Penguins' goal scoring-production.
Losses for the Penguins since Nov. 16.