Saturday, December 24, 2011

Best Team in the League

The Bruins got scoring from every line, and every unit, as well as a first goal of the season for Seidenberg and a first career hat trick for Marchand. Marchand scored a short-handed goal in the 1st, then 2 more in the 3rd, as well as assisted on 2 other goals for 5 points on the night. Seidenberg had a goal and an assist; Bergeron had a a power play goal and 2 assists; Campbell had a goal and was 71% in the faceoff circle; Seguin and Chara each had 2 assists; Pouliot scored the best goal of the year; and Tuukka Rask made 30 saves in his 2nd consecutive shutout. The only negative of this game was that Peverley didn't play.


The Bruins are dominating. They are first in the league in wins (23), their goal differential is outrageous (+56), they lead the league with most goals per game (3.52), and fewest goals allowed total (62) and per game (1.88). The 1.88 GA/G is the only one in the NHL under 2.00.

They are 1st in the NHL in faceoff win percentage: 55.5%

They are 1st in the East with 47 points (in 33 games), and 2nd in the league behind Chicago, who has 48 points in 35 games. (see screen caps below).

The Bruins PP is ranked 10th, but their PK is 2nd (88.9%). They are still the only team who has yet to give up a shorthanded goal this year.

They have scored 116 goals total: 31 in the 1st, 35 in the 2nd, and 50 in the 3rd.

Standings as of 12/24/2011

Individual Scoring
A Bruin has finally cracked the top 30 in scoring in the NHL! Tyler Seguin is ranked 28th with 31 points. Marchand and Seguin rank in the top 30 in goals (15 and 14 respectively) and Bergeron is in the top 30 in assists (21). Seguin still leads the league with a +26 +/- rating, followed in 2nd place by Marchand at +25. Somehow, the only Bruins in the negatives are David Krejci with a -3 and Nathan Horton with a -1.

Goaltending Statistics
Tim Thomas and Tuukka Rask have the top 2 ranked save percentages in the NHL right now

GoalieRecordGAASave %Shutouts
Tim Thomas16-5-01.84 (4th).943 (2nd)4 (T-1st)
Tuukka Rask7-4-11.66 (2nd).944 (1st)2

Merry Christmas!

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