Check out who’s leading the pack in points for the NHL playoffs so far.
Top Point Scorers
NHL Playoffs: Top Point Scorers
When it comes to the NHL playoffs points matter. A lot. The top point scorers in the playoffs have a significant impact on their team’s success.
So who are the top point scorers in the NHL playoffs? Here is a list of the top 10, according to data from the NHL:
1. Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins – 31 points
2. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins – 30 points
3. Brayden Point, Tampa Bay Lightning – 26 points
4. Logan Couture, San Jose Sharks – 25 points
5. Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche – 24 points
6. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals – 23 points
7. Mark Scheifele, Winnipeg Jets – 23 points
8. Brad Marchand, Boston Bruins – 22 points
9. David Pastrnak, Boston Bruins – 22 points
10. Tyler Johnson Tampa Bay Lightning – 22 points
In Ice Hockey players score goals when they shoot the puck into their opponents’ goal net. The player who scores the most goals in a season is awarded the Rocket Richard Trophy, which is named after former NHL player Maurice “Rocket” Richard.
As of the 2017-18 NHL season the player with the most goals in a single season is Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals who scored 65 goals. In second place is Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks who scored 60 goals. In third place is Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning who scored 59 goals.
The National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs are an elimination tournament held after the conclusion of the NHL’s regular season The playoffs are contested by sixteen teams—the top twelve teams based on regular season points and the four divisional champions (seeded higher to lower as the top four conference seeds). Qualification into the playoffs is a competitive process. The teams engage in a best-of-seven series, so that a team must win four games before it loses three to advance to the next round and eventually become Stanley Cup champion.
Assists were first officially recorded in the 1917–18 season and goals were recorded starting in 1930–31. These statistics were not tabulated by the League until 1949–50.
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Most points per game
In the National Hockey League the playoffs are a best-of-seven elimination tournament between 16 Western and 16 Eastern Conference teams that qualify, following the conclusion of the 82-game Regular Season The Stanley Cup playoffs consist of four rounds of best-of-seven series. The winners of each series advance to play a next series with another team.
The team that has accumulated the most points in the regular season receives home ice advantage for as long as they remain in the playoffs. Therefore, they will play more games at home than on the road if more than one game is necessary.
Most Power play Points
In the NHL playoffs power play points are given to the players who rack up the most points while their team is on the man advantage. Here is a look at the leaders in power play points so far this postseason.
1. Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins 10
2. Brayden Point, Tampa Bay Lightning 9
3. Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche: 8
4. Leon Draisaitl, Edmonton Oilers 7
5. Mikko Rantanen, Colorado Avalanche: 7
Most Short-Handed Points
During the Stanley Cup playoffs, there is a lot of focus on the Point Leaders But one stat that is often overlooked is short-handed points. This stat is a good way to measure a player’s ability to produce even when their team is down a man.
Here are the top 5 players in the NHL playoffs for most short-handed points:
1. Sean Monahan (Calgary Flames) – 4 points
2. Elias Pettersson (Vancouver Canucks) – 3 points
3. Brayden Point (Tampa Bay Lightning) – 3 points
4. Tyler Toffoli (Los Angeles Kings) – 3 points
5. Ryan O’Reilly (St. Louis Blues) – 3 points
Most Game-Winning Goals
As the NHL playoffs progress, we take a look at the leading point-scorers of the postseason.
Topping the list is Tampa Bay Lightning right winger Nikita Kucherov, who has racked up 9 goals and 12 assists for 21 points in just 17 games.
trailing close behind is Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin with 8 goals and 13 assists for 21 points in 18 games.
Rounding out the top three is Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos with 7 goals and 13 assists for 20 points in 17 games.
Most Shots on Goal
In the NHL playoffs most goals scored is not always the decider of who moves on and who goes home. In order to make it to the next round, a team must prove their mettle in all areas of the game, including how many shots they take. The team that shoots the puck more is often the team that wins.
In the National Hockey League the plus-minus statistic is a measure of a player’s goal differential. When a player is on the ice and their team scores an even-strength or shorthand goal, the player is awarded a plus-one. If they are on the ice for their team’s opponents’goal, they receive a minus-one. The statistic is meant to measure a player’s overall contribution to their team’s scoring differential.
There are several PLAYERS TIED FOR THE LEAD in plus-minus at the end of the NHL’s Regular Season As of April 11th, these are the top five:
Player | Team | Plus-Minus
—— | — – | ———-
Aleksander Barkov | Florida Panthers | +27
Ryan McDonagh | Tampa Bay Lightning | +27
Steven Stamkos | Tampa Bay Lightning | +25
PK Subban | Nashville Predators | +24
Brayden Point| Tampa Bay Lightning| +23
Individual Player Stat Leaders
NHL Playoffs: Individual Player Stat Leaders
1. Tyler Toffoli (VAN) – 12
2. Brayden Point (TB) – 11
3. Sean Monahan (CGY) – 10
4. Logan Couture (SJ) – 9
5. David Pastrnak (BOS) – 8
6. Evgeni Malkin (PIT) – 7
7. Gabriel Landeskog (COL), Nazem Kadri (COL), Chris Kreider (NYR), Tomas Tatar (MTL) – 6
1. Brad Marchand (BOS) – 15
2. Nathan MacKinnon (COL) – 12
3. Andrei Svechnikov (CAR), Evgeni Malkin (PIT), Brayden Point (TB), Leon Draisaitl (EDM), Alex Pietrangelo (STL)- 11 4. Mikko Rantanen (COL), Thomas Chabot (OTT)- 10 5. Victor Hedman (TB), Ryan O’Reilly (STG)- 9