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Cullen: NHL Awards and Stats Through Three Quarters

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3/10/2010 5:15:06 PM

At each quarter of the NHL season, Scott Cullen has taken a look at the NHL's major award contenders, along with some statistical breakdowns.  So, this one is a bit beyond the three-quarter point, but heading into the stretch run, here are picks for the NHL's awards:

Feel free to compare to my midseason and first quarter results.

HART TROPHY
Winner:
Alexander Ovechkin, LW, Washington
Runners-Up: Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh; Henrik Sedin, C, Vancouver

NORRIS TROPHY
Winner:
Mike Green, Washington
Runners-Up: Duncan Keith, Chicago; Chris Pronger, D, Philadelphia

VEZINA TROPHY
Winner:
Ryan Miller, Buffalo
Runners-Up: Ilya Bryzgalov, Phoenix; Evgeni Nabokov, San Jose

CALDER TROPHY
Winner:
Jimmy Howard, G, Detroit
Runners-Up: Matt Duchene, C, Colorado; Tyler Myers, D, Buffalo

SELKE TROPHY
Winner:
Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago
Runners-Up: Wayne Simmonds, RW, Los Angeles; Ryan Kesler, C, Vancouver

JACK ADAMS AWARD
Winner:
Dave Tippett, Phoenix
Runners-Up: Joe Sacco, Colorado; Cory Clouston, Ottawa

Average Time On Ice Per Game
Leaders (Minimum 40 games)
Joni Pitkanen, D, Carolina - 27:12
Duncan Keith, D, Chicago - 26:39
Scott Niedermayer, D, Anaheim - 26:21
Dan Boyle, D, San Jose - 26:15
Jay Bouwmeester, D, Calgary - 26:09
Chris Pronger, D, Philadelphia - 25:57
Nicklas Lidstrom, D, Detroit - 25:35
Mark Streit, D, N.Y. Islanders - 25:31
Francois Beauchemin, D, Toronto - 25:21
Mike Green, D, Washington - 25:16

Forward Leaders (Minimum 40 games)
Ilya Kovalchuk, LW, New Jersey - 22:20
Anze Kopitar, C, Los Angeles - 21:57
Alexander Ovechkin, LW, Washington - 21:50
Ryan Getzlaf, C, Anaheim - 21:47
Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh - 21:43
Martin St. Louis, RW, Tampa Bay - 21:43
Paul Stastny, C, Colorado - 21:28
Marian Gaborik, RW, N.Y. Rangers - 21:27
Corey Perry, RW, Anaheim - 21:18
Patrick Marleau, C, San Jose - 21:12

Trailers (Minimum 40 games)
David Koci, LW, Colorado - 3:00
Eric Godard, RW, Pittsburh - 4:15
Raitis Ivanans, LW, Los Angeles - 4:52
George Parros, RW, Anaheim - 5:30
Jody Shelley, LW, N.Y. Rangers - 6:18
Derek Boogaard, LW, Minnesota - 6:19
Darcy Hordichuk, LW, Vancouver - 6:20
Brandon Prust, LW, N.Y. Rangers - 6:41
Eric Boulton, LW, Atlanta - 6:43
Colton Orr, RW, Toronto - 6:48

Hits
Leaders
Cal Clutterbuck, RW, Minnesota - 256
Ryan Callahan, RW, N.Y. Rangers - 255
Dustin Brown, RW, Los Angeles - 240
Stephane Robidas, D, Dallas - 216
Brooks Orpik, D, Pittsburgh - 207
Steve Ott, LW, Dallas - 205
Chris Neil, RW, Ottawa - 197
Mike Fisher, C, Ottawa - 195
Matt Greene, D, Los Angeles - 194
Brenden Morrow, LW, Dallas - 194

Trailers (Minimum 40 games)
Daniel Sedin, LW, Vancouver - 6
Dean McAmmond, C, New Jersey - 9
Phil Kessel, RW, Toronto - 10
Henrik Sedin, C, Vancouver - 11
Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago - 12
Kristian Huselius, LW, Columbus - 12
Teemu Selanne, RW, Anaheim - 12
Marc Savard, C, Boston - 13
Ville Leino, RW, Philadelphia - 13
Niclas Bergfors, RW, Atlanta - 14

Blocked Shots
Leaders
Dennis Seidenberg, D, Boston - 186
Andy Sutton, D, N.Y. Islanders - 160
Chris Pronger, D, Philadelphia - 153
Brett Clark, D, Colorado - 149
Anton Volchenkov, D, Ottawa - 148
Dan Girardi, D, N.Y. Rangers - 146
Greg Zanon, D, Minnesota - 146
Keith Ballard, D, Florida - 140
Tom Gilbert, D, Edmonton - 135
Kimmo Timonen, D, Philadelphia - 135

Trailers (Minimum 40 games)
David Koci, LW, Colorado - 2
Niclas Bergfors, RW, New Jersey - 3
Daniel Sedin, LW, Vancouver - 3
Ben Eager, RW, Chicago - 3
Raitis Ivanans, LW, Los Angeles - 4
Darcy Hordichuk, LW, Vancouver - 4
Eric Godard, RW, Pittsburgh - 4
Brad May, LW, Detroit - 4
Teddy Purcell, RW, Tampa Bay - 5
Tomas Holmstrom, RW, Detroit - 6

Fighting Majors (according to www.hockeyfights.com)
Zenon Konopka, C, Tampa Bay - 24
Brandon Prust, LW, N.Y. Rangers - 22
Matt Carkner, D, Ottawa - 21
Jared Boll, RW, Columbus - 19
Ian Laperriere, RW, Philadelphia - 19
Colton Orr, RW, Toronto - 19
Paul Bissonnette, LW, Phoenix - 18
Krys Barch, LW, Dallas - 17
Shawn Thornton, RW, Boston - 17
Cam Janssen, RW, St. Louis - 16

Minutes Per Point 
Leaders (Minimum 40 games)
Alexander Ovechkin, LW, Washington - 13:46
Daniel Sedin, LW, Vancouver - 14:15
Henrik Sedin, C, Vancouver - 14:32
Alexander Semin, RW, Washington - 16:09
Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh - 16:48
Steven Stamkos, C, Tampa Bay - 16:51
Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago - 16:54
Joe Thornton, C, San Jose - 16:58
Nicklas Backstrom, C, Washington - 16:58
Martin St. Louis, RW, Tampa Bay - 17:52

Trailing Defencemen (Minimum 40 games)
Nicklas Grossman, D, Dallas - 274:06
Matt Walker, D, Tampa Bay - 270:34
Jason Strudwick, D, Edmonton - 229:20
Cory Sarich, D, Calgary - 216:11
Ryan O'Byrne, D, Montreal - 211:10

Trailing Forwards (Minimum 40 games)
Brad May, LW, Detroit - 278:59
Darcy Hordichuk, LW, Vancouver - 142:41
George Parros, RW, Anaheim - 126:45
Zenon Konopka, C, Tampa Bay - 124:54
Ryan Johnson, C, Vancouver - 118:23

Faceoffs
Leaders (Minimum 300 Faceoffs)
Manny Malhotra, San Jose - 61.8%
Scott Nichol, San Jose - 61.5%
Zenon Konopka, Tampa Bay - 61.1%
Jim Slater, Atlanta - 60.3%
David Steckel, Washington - 60.2%
Joe Pavelski, San Jose - 60.1%
Rod Brind'Amour, Carolina - 59.7%
Paul Gaustad, Buffalo - 59.5%
Patrice Bergeron, Boston - 58.0%
Mikko Koivu, Minnesota - 57.8%

Trailers (Minimum 300 Faceoffs)
Tim Kennedy, Buffalo - 33.9%
Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh - 40.0%
Derick Brassard, Columbus - 41.5%
Patrik Berglund, St. Louis - 41.8%
Josh Bailey, N.Y. Islanders - 42.0%
Eric Staal, Carolina - 42.3%
Nik Antropov, Atlanta - 43.1%
Craig Adams, Pittsburgh - 43.2%
Daymond Langkow, Calgary - 43.8%
Matt Duchene, Colorado - 43.8%

Giveaways
Most
Roman Hamrlik, D, Montreal - 77
Jaroslav Spacek, D, Montreal - 75
Joe Thornton, C, San Jose - 74
Tyler Myers, D, Buffalo - 71
Hal Gill, D, Montreal - 68
Sidney Crosby, C, Pittsburgh - 64
Chris Phillips, D, Ottawa - 64
Lubomir Visnovsky, D, Anaheim - 63
Denis Grebeshkov, D, Nashville - 62
Mike Green, D, Washington - 62

Takeaways
Most
Pavel Datsyuk, C, Detroit - 101
Ryan Kesler, C, Vancouver - 68
Mark Streit, D, N.Y. Islanders - 64
Daniel Alfredsson, RW, Ottawa - 62
Kyle Okposo, RW, N.Y. Islanders - 62
Jamie Benn, LW, Dallas - 60
Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago - 59
Alex Burrows, RW, Vancouver - 57
Daymond Langkow, C, Calgary - 56
Ryan O'Reilly, C, Colorado - 56
Joe Thornton, C, San Jose - 56
Joel Ward, RW, Nashville - 56

Three-quarters (or thereabouts) leaders in some of the interesting stat breakdowns at www.behindthenet.ca

Penalty Differential (Drawn Minus Taken)
Leaders
Dustin Brown, RW, Los Angeles - Plus-31
Patrick Kaleta, RW, Buffalo - Plus-21
Zach Parise, LW, New Jersey - Plus-20
Pavel Datsyuk, C, Detroit - Plus-20
Niklas Hagman, LW, Calgary - Plus-19
Ryan Kesler, C, Vancouver - Plus-18
Nikolai Kulemin, RW, Toronto - Plus-18
Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago - Plus-17
Daniel Carcillo, LW, Philadelphia - Plus-16
Cal Clutterbuck, RW, Minnesota - Plus-16
Petr Prucha, LW, Phoenix - Plus-16

Trailers
Robyn Regehr, D, Calgary - Minus-19
Hal Gill, D, Montreal - Minus-19
Pavel Kubina, D, Atlanta - Minus-18
Shane O'Brien, D, Vancouver - Minus-18
Joni Pitkanen, D, Carolina - Minus-18
Nick Boynton, D, Chicago - Minus-16
Aaron Ward, D, Anaheim - Minus-16
Christoph Schubert, D, Atlanta - Minus-16
Sami Lepisto, D, Phoenix - Minus-15
Roman Hamrlik, D, Montreal - Minus-14
Matt Greene, D, Los Angeles - Minus-14


5-on-5 Goal Differential Per 60 Minutes (Minimum 40 games)
Leaders
Alexander Ovechkin, LW, Washington - 3.24
Daniel Sedin, LW, Vancouver - 2.76
Jeff Schultz, D, Washington - 2.58
Mike Knuble, RW, Washington - 2.57
Nicklas Backstrom, C, Washington - 2.43
Mike Green, D, Washington - 2.12
Henrik Sedin, C, Vancouver - 2.10
Alexander Semin, C, Washington - 2.02
Eric Fehr, RW, Washington - 1.90
Zach Parise, LW, New Jersey - 1.84

Trailers
Brendan Witt, D, N.Y. Islanders - Minus-2.14
Nate Thompson, C, Tampa Bay - Minus-2.11
Patrick O'Sullivan, LW, Edmonton - Minus-1.97
Rod Brind'Amour, C, Carolina - Minus-1.90
Matt D'Agostini, RW, St. Louis - Minus-1.89
Derek Boogaard, LW, Minnesota - Minus-1.88
Shawn Horcoff, C, Edmonton - Minus-1.86
Ales Kotalik, LW, Calgary - Minus-1.82
Raitis Ivanans, LW, Los Angeles - Minus-1.80
Paul Mara, D, Montreal - Minus-1.72

5-on-5 Shot Differential Per 60 Minutes (Minimum 40 games)
Leaders
Patrick Sharp, RW, Chicago - 12.9
Jonathan Toews, C, Chicago - 12.8
Peter Regin, C, Ottawa - 12.6
Marian Hossa, LW, Chicago - 12.5
Mikhail Grabovski, C, Toronto - 12.3
Tomas Kopecky, RW, Chicago - 11.5
Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago - 11.4
Colin Fraser, C, Chicago - 11.2
Brian Campbell, D, Chicago - 11.1
Duncan Keith, D, Chicago - 10.4

Trailers
Ryan Johnson, C, Vancouver - Minus-13.2
Victor Oreskovich, RW, Florida - Minus-10.9
George Parros, RW, Anaheim - Minus-10.7
Darcy Hordichuk, LW, Vancouver - Minus-10.6
Steve Eminger, D, Anaheim - Minus-10.2
Todd Marchant, C, Anaheim - Minus-9.9
Ethan Moreau, LW, Edmonton - Minus-9.6
Adam Foote, D, Colorado - Minus-9.6
Maxim Lapierre, C, Montreal - Minus-9.4
Ryan O'Byrne, D, Montreal - Minus-9.3


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