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Pastrnak leads Bruins’ big comeback; Lehkonen, Miller, Smith and more in Scott Cullen’s Statistically Speaking.

HEROES

David Pastrnak – The Boston winger tallied three goals and an assist, leading the Bruins to a big third-period rally for a 6-4 win at Carolina, giving him 16 points (5 G, 11 A) in the past 10 games. The 25th pick in the 2014 Draft, Pastrnak has more goals than anyone from that draft class.

 

GOALS LEADERS, 2014 DRAFT CLASS

 
PLAYER TEAM POS PICKED GP G
David Pastrnak Boston RW 25 240 86
Leon Draisaitl Edmonton C 3 256 72
Nikolaj Ehlers Winnipeg LW 9 224 67
Viktor Arvidsson Nashville RW 112 209 65
Sam Reinhart Buffalo RW 2 236 57
Aaron Ekblad Florida D 1 294 50
Dylan Larkin Detroit C 15 229 49
Brayden Point Tampa Bay C 79 138 45
William Nylander Toronto RW 8 172 42
Sam Bennett Calgary LW 4 230 42
 

Artturi Lehkonen – Montreal’s sophomore winger scored two goals in a 4-2 win against Dallas. He had three points (1 G, 2 A) in his previous 14 games.

J.T Miller, Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov - The new Lightning forward moved to left wing on the top line and buried three goals in a 7-4 loss to Ottawa. Miller has nine points (5 G, 4 A) in seven games with Tampa Bay. Stamkos and Kucherov both earned three assists against the Senators. Stankos has 28 points (10 G, 18 A) in the past 23 games, while Kucherov has 30 points (7 G, 23 A) in the past 20 games.

 

SCORING LEADERS, DEADLINE ADDITIONS

 
PLAYER TEAM POS GP G A PTS
Ryan Spooner N.Y. Rangers C 7 2 9 11
J.T. Miller Tampa Bay C/LW 7 5 4 9
Paul Stastny Winnipeg C 7 2 6 8
Brian Gionta Boston RW 7 2 4 6
Evander Kane San Jose LW 8 3 3 6
Brendan Leipsic Vancouver LW 7 2 4 6
Rick Nash Boston LW 8 3 2 5
Patrick Maroon New Jersey LW 6 1 4 5
Mike Reilly Montreal D 8 0 5 5
 

Mike Smith – Calgary’s veteran netminer recorded a 28-save shutout in a 1-0 win over Edmonton. It was his second start coming back from injury, and had a .882 save percentage in his previous six games.

ZEROES

Brett Pesce and Jaccob Slavin – Carolina’s top defence pairing was on the ice for three goals against in a 6-4 loss to Boston.

Christian Folin – The Kings blueliner had a tough night (6 for, 17 against, 26.1 CF%, 1-9 scoring chances) and was on the ice for two goals against in a 4-3 shootout loss against Arizona.

Andrei Vasilevskiy - Tampa Bay's goaltender allowed six goals on 29 shots in a 7-4 loss to Ottawa, giving him a .894 save percentage in his past nine starts.

Devan Dubnyk - The Minnesota netminder gave up five goals on 22 shots in a 5-1 loss to Colorado, and has a .885 save percentage in his past seven starts.

VITAL SIGNS

Paul Stastny – The newly-acquired Jets centre suffered a lower-body injury in pre-game warm-ups and was out of the lineup for a 3-1 loss at Nashville.

Michael Hutchinson – Winnipeg’s goaltender suffered an upper-body injury, possibly a concussion, and was forced to leave a 3-1 loss at Nashville.

Marc Methot – Dallas’ stay-at-home defenceman suffered an upper-body injury at Montreal.

Andrew Shaw – Montreal’s agitating winger suffered a concussion after hitting Stars defenceman Greg Pateryn.

SHORT SHIFTS

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Mike Hoffman has topped 20 goals for the fourth straight season.

Senators LW Mike Hoffman scored two goals in a 7-4 win at Tampa Bay, and has 10 points (5 G, 5 A) in the past nine games…Senators LW Ryan Dzingel, LW Marian Gaborik, RW Tom Pyatt and D Erik Karlsson each contributed a goal and an assist against the Lightning. Dzingel has four points (3 G, 1 A) in the past four games, Gaborik matched his production over the previous 19 games, Pyatt had two assists in his previous 23 games, and Karlsson has 23 points (4 G, 19 A) in the past 22 games…Senators C Matt Duchene and D Cody Ceci both added a couple of assists. Duchene has 20 points (9 G, 11 A) in the past 18 games and Ceci has one assist in the past 11 games…Lightning D Victor Hedman recorded two assists in a 7-4 loss to Ottawa, giving him 17 points (4 G, 13 A) in the past 17 games…Canadiens C Jonathan Drouin and LW Alexander Galchenyuk both had a pair of assists in a 4-2 win over Dallas. Drouin has six points (2 G, 4 A) in the past eight games and Galchenyuk has eight points (4 G, 4 A) in the past eight games…Bruins LW Brad Marchand contributed a goal plus a couple of assists in a 6-4 win over Carolina, and has 40 points (15 G, 25 A) in his past 25 games…Bruins rookie D Matt Grzelcyk posted a goal and an assist against the Hurricanes, matching his production from the previous 10 games…Bruins C Riley Nash added two assists, giving him 10 points (3 G, 7 A) in the past eight games…Hurricanes LW Teuvo Teravainen, RW Sebastian Aho and LW Brock McGinn each had a goal and an assist in a 6-4 loss at Boston. Teravainen has 14 points (8 G, 6 A) in the past 14 games, Aho has eight points (4 G, 4 A) in the past eight games, and McGinn matched his production from the previous 13 games…Hurricanes C Elias Lindholm and D Justin Faulk both contributed a couple of assists. Lindholm had four assists in the previous 13 games, and Faulk has seven assists in the past eight games…Avalanche RW J.T. Compher scored a pair of goals in a 5-1 rout at Minnesota, snapping a 14-game scoring drought…Kings C Jeff Carter scored two goals in a 4-3 shootout loss at Arizona, and has eight points (6 G, 2 A) in the past eight games…Kings D Drew Doughty contributed a pair of assists, and has seven points (1 G, 6 A) in the past nine games…Coyotes C Nick Cousins produced a goal and an assist in a 4-3 shootout win against the Kings. He had one assist in his previous 11 games.

Avalanche G Semyon Varlamov turned away 33 of 34 shots in a 5-1 win at Minnesota. He has a .932 save percentage in his past eight games…Predators G Pekka Rinne saved 32 of 33 shots in a 3-1 victory over Winnipeg, giving him a .945 save percentage in his past nine starts…Oilers G Cam Talbot recorded 31 saves on 32 shots in a 10 loss at Calgary, and has a .932 save percentage in his past dozen starts…Canadiens G Antti Niemi stopped 36 of 38 shots for a 4-2 win against Dallas, giving him a .933 save percentage in 14 games since arriving in Montreal.

FIRSTS

Adin Hill – The 21-year-old Coyotes goaltender, a third-round pick in 2015, earned his first career win, with 34 saves on 37 shots, in his fourth career start, a 4-3 shootout decision over Los Angeles.

Many of the advanced stats used here come from Natural Stat TrickCorsica and Hockey Reference.

Scott Cullen can be reached at scott.cullen@bellmedia.ca