With Game 6 only a few hours away in Nashville, I have collected the most interesting stats relating to the players on what could be potentially the last NHL game we see this season. Most of these are off of Twitter from varying sports accounts and certainly tell the story of a fantastic cup final.
- Fleury/Murray Debate
Matt Murray was statistically playing worse than Fleury as he was being pulled against the Sens. Here are some expanded statistics in regards to their play.
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Don’t expect Fleury to start any more games this season barring injury, but what wild numbers.
2. Multi-Point Playoff Games: Wayne Gretzky – 108 Mark Messier – 77 Jari Kurri – 60 Glenn Anderson – 56 Paul Coffey – 56 – Crosby – 56
3. Pens outscored opponents 11-1 in the 1st period of their last 5 home games – so watch out for the first 20 minutes.
4. If Mattias Ekholm gets another point, Preds will become the 1st team to have 4 defenceman with at least 12 points in a single playoff year. He got that point.
5. Most points in Preds Playoff History -David Legwand – 28 Shea Weber – 28 Filip Forsberg – 26 Roman Josi – 24 Colin Wilson – 24
6. Pens Sidney Crosby is now tied with Denis Potvin for the 19th-most playoff points in NHL history with 164 (57 G, 107 A).
7. Pens Sidney Crosby wins the Conn Smythe, he would be the first to win back-to-back Conn Smythes since Mario Lemieux from 1991-1992.
8. Pens – Matt Murray becomes the 3rd youngest goalie in NHL history to record 3 career playoff shutouts (1st Felix Potvin, 2nd Martin Brodeur)
9. Pens- Evgeni Malkin joins Jaromir Jagr as the only active NHL players to score 10+ goals in 3 separate postseasons.
10. Preds could have become the first team to win the Cup & not have a player in Top 5 playoff scoring since 1997 RedWings (Filip Forsberg t-7th).