GHC Team Report By Don Miron


CHICAGO- The defending “SWAIN CUP CHAMPS” hold down 1st place after 10 games, thanks in part to ” MAD MAX” Pacioretty who is tied for 2nd in Points(13) with 6 Goals & 7 Assists!

ST LOUIS- The Blues have scored the Most Goals(46) & a League-Leading 12 Power-Play Goals, led by MILAN LUCIC who has 8 PP Points to lead League! Lucic is also tied for 2nd in League Scoring with 13 Points.

BOSTON- 80 games have been played so far in the GHC & only 3 Short-Handed Goals have been scored, ALL BY CONNOR McDAVID ! McDavid notched two in Colorado & one in Winnipeg, all on the road! Early MVP honors has to be EVGENI MALKIN, who has the Bruins tied for 2nd, as he Leads the League in Goals(9), PPG’s(5),GWG(3), & PIM(19)!

VANCOUVER- TRAVIS ZAJAC has won the most Face-Offs(66)in the League! Teammate ROMAN JOSI fires at will! Josi leads the League in Outside Shots(26) & Power-Play Shots(24)!

DALLAS- NICK BACKSTROM & RYAN KESLER are tied for the League Lead in Points(14)with the B’s Connor McDavid! Goalie JAMES REIMER has the Best GAA(1.64)in the League!

TAMPA BAY- Despite a League-Low 20 Goals for, the Bolts are alone in 6th place, thanks in part to the 4th best Goals-Against(27)! 2nd Overall Rookie Pick PATRICK LAINE has 5 Goals to lead the team & is tied with the Hawks Jeff Carter with 48 Shots to lead the League!

SAN JOSE- The ONLY team to start season 5-0 on the road, but the Shark Tank hasnt been as friendly, going 1-4 at home! Alexander “SASHA” Barkov is tied for 2nd in the League in plus-minus( +10)

NEW YORK I- Goaltender DEVAN DUBYNK has started all 10 games for the Isle & Leads the League in STAR of the GAME Points(12)! Islander PK is 2nd in the League with a 88.2%!

MINNESOTA- ALEX KILLORN is off to a fast start with 5 Goals in 10 games & also sports the 2nd best Shooting% (29.4)in the League!

PHILADELPHIA- We decline the Penalty, Flyers Power-Play has but One Goal in 19 attempts, that by Rookie JAKE GUENTZEL, for a League-Low (5.2%)! Veteran DREW DOUGHTY is 2nd in the League in steals(take-aways) with 19!

NEW JERSEY- Devil’s lead the League in Penalty-Killing, allowing just 2 Goals in 26 kills for a (92.3%)! Defenseman JOHN KLINGBERG, who came over from San Jose in a trade, leads all Defenseman in the League with (11)assists!

LOS ANGELES- With the game being much faster today with all these young-uns , are Veterans DUNCAN KEITH & SHEA WEBER slowing down, both are tied at (-10) for the worst plus-minus in the League!

TORONTO- Time to change the PK units, Leafs have allowed a League-High 10 Goals & have a (67.7 PK%) for worst in the League! 43 Goals-Against is also the worst in League as Goalies Jake Allen(4.97 GAA) & Frederik Anderson(4.02 GAA)have struggled so far!

BUFFALO- Rookie Blueliner IVAN PROVOROV is the Top Theif in the League with 21 Take-aways & is 2nd in Ice-Time to teammate RYAN ELLIS(32:18)who leads the League! Another Sabre Blue-liner MATT NISKANEN leads the League in Hits(Intimadations)with 21.

WINNIPEG- Despite a slow start by the Jets,currently tied for last with the Av’s, RYAN O’REILLY has 3 Goals & 10 Assists for 13 Points, which has him tied for 2nd in League Scoring!

COLORADO- The up-tempo Offense employed by the Avalanche has not paid dividends as of yet, they sit in last, tied with the Jets! One Bright Spot is 1st Overall Rookie Pick AUSTON MATTHEWS, who is tied with Gino Malkin for the League-Lead in Power-Play Goals with 5 !

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