Alright. Admittedly, I just put this "list" together for the lolz but it's actually pretty crazy to look back at the tear that Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been on this month.
Through 11 games in November (over the span of just 19 days), Pageau's 10 goals are super impressive on their own but here are a few quick bulletpoints that I think really emphasize how special #44 has been this month:
- His 10 goals have been scored in just 7 games.
- Pageau recorded his first career hat trick (that didn't come in a huge playoff victory) on November 13th.
- With 5 November games remaining on the Senators' schedule, he's within striking distance of Daniel Alfredsson (13) for the franchise record for goals in a month.
- Pageau's season-high for goals in his career is 19 (2015-16), he's more than halfway there this month alone.
- He's already set a new career-high for game winning goals in a season (3).
- Only one of his 10 goals was an empty netter.
- He still leads the NHL in plus/minus at a ridiculous +17.
- Pageau has only played 13:55 of power play time ALL SEASON and doesn't have a power play goal this year.
- He's tied for the league-lead in shorthanded goals (2) with 6 other players and ranks 3rd among forwards in total shorthanded time on ice (62:21) this season (teammate Connor Brown tops in the NHL with 66:28).
And with that, here's a look at Pageau's 10 very best goals from November (SO FAR)…
10. Nov. 4th vs. NYR - Pageau nets rebound in front
Pageau nets the equalizer late in the first period at MSG and gets rewarded for being a pest in front of the net.
Video: OTT@NYR: Pageau buries rebound from the doorstep
9. Nov. 20th vs. MTL - Pageau tips one down low
This one came just last night and ultimately forced overtime in Montreal where Brady Tkachuk would seal the victory in extra time.
Video: OTT@MTL: Pageau tips one in front for equalizer
8. Nov. 13th vs. NJ - Pageau nets rebound in front
His first of 3 goals against the Devils, Pageau gets rewarded for being a pest in front of the net.
Video: OTT@NJD: Pageau jams rebound home from the doorstep
7. Nov. 13th vs. NJ - Pageau completes the hat trick
It was his lone empty net goal of the month but it completed his first career hat trick so still kinda nice.
Video: OTT@NJD: Pageau pots empty-netter to record hat trick
6. Nov. 13th vs. NJ - Pageau nets second goal for lead
His second of the night in New Jersey, he once again gets rewarded for being a pest in front of the net.
Video: OTT@NJD: Pageau buries rebound for late lead
5. Nov. 19th vs. DET - Pageau's brilliant solo effort
From the defensive zone to the back of the net, this is about as "Pageau" as goals get.
Video: OTT@DET: Pageau scores after forcing turnover
4. Nov. 5th vs. NYI - Pageau's shorthanded goal
Off a great feed from Vladislav Namestnikov, Pageau roofs it for his second shorthanded goal of the season.
Video: OTT@NYI: Pageau roofs shot in close for SHG
3. Nov. 9th vs. CAR - Pageau nets goal in four seconds
Blink and you'll miss it, Pageau scores just 4 seconds after Namestnikov to set a new franchise record for fastest two goals.
Video: CAR@OTT: Pageau scores four seconds after Namestnikov
2. Nov. 4th vs. NYR - Pageau's tremendous goal
Another complete play from Pageau who turns a blocked shot into a breakaway tally against the Rangers.
Video: OTT@NYR: Pageau blocks shot, finishes on breakaway
1. Nov. 7th vs. LA - Pageau wins it in overtime
After a great defensive play in the offensive zone, Pageau whacks home the OT winner against the Kings.
Video: LAK@OTT: Pageau slams home own rebound for OT winner