January 23 2017 09:00AM
This past Wednesday, the Hockey Jesus himself hit 100 points in just 92 games with an assist against the Florida Panthers. That pace put him fourth among active players, behind Alex Ovechkin (77 games), Sidney Crosby (80) and Evgeni Malkin (89).
After recording another assist in that game, he went on to beat the Panthers in overtime with just 2.6 seconds left, giving him 102 points in just 92 games. The OT winner was also a can't-miss goal-of-the-year candidate (and it could have been save-of-the-year material is Reimer had just held his ground).
January 22 2017 12:00PM
The Jets were struggling. The goaltending tandem of Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson couldn't be consistent enough to go on a sustained winning streak. After a while the Jets didn't even look confident enough in net to make anyone feel like the playoffs were in their future. Then after frustration set in, they called up Ondrej Pavelec. The Jets are now 2-0 since Pavelec returned, but is he the answer?
January 21 2017 02:09AM
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Thanks to some media scrum answers, Matt Martin the topic in everybody's favourite hockey venue. I'm not talking about the Air Canada Centre, but the Social Media Coliseum, where we all take this very seriously and on each other's throats.
January 20 2017 04:30PM
One commonly cited statistic with regard to Patrick Maroon’s transformation in Edmonton is his goals total. After scoring 26 goals in 204 games with Anaheim, he now has 26 goals in just 63 games with the Oilers.
The other way of putting that is that after scoring 26 goals on his first 300 shots (8.7 shooting percentage) he now has 26 goals on his last 144 shots (18.1 shooting percentage). Normally, this sort of thing does not end well, but is there reason to think that Maroon could be an exception to the rule?
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January 20 2017 05:00AM
Should the Leafs or Oilers chase Shattenkirk, the Canucks point streak affecting long term goals, Dylan Larkin's struggles, Draisaitl's fantastic season, Mikael Backlund's case for the Selke, and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
In the Roundup we go around the Nation Network and give you some of the best articles of the last couple weeks. Every once in a while it's good to know what other teams are doing, or maybe you find an interesting article you wouldn't have found otherwise.
Note* This article is posted across all Nation Network team sites so comments are an open forum.