Carter-mania! Post-game bullets
Jeff Carter scored maybe the most sheepish hat-trick I’ve ever seen. With 14 goals in 20 games, Carter is on pace for 57 goals in an 82 game season.
In celebration of the four goals by ex-Flyers, here’s a link to the freshly-updated
Philly West page, with new graphics. The Kings jump to
third in the conference in points-blown. 5th in the official standings. 4
points-blown separate 3rd from 12th. Kings are 3rd in the conference in ROWs and goal-differential, two important tie-breakers.
SEASON SERIES WEIRDNESS: The Kings finally beat Nashville, having dropped the first two games in the season series. Which of course means the season series is…tied? Yes, because
the first game at Staples doesn’t count. No more Nashville. See you next season (or in the
Matt Moulson is 12th in the league in scoring. Teddy Purcell is 21st. Brayden Schenn is 31st. Anze Kopitar is 34th. Carter is 2nd in goals, with 14, three behind Steven Stamkos (who has played two more games).
Carter leads the lead in game-winners, with 5.
Wayne Simmonds has 3. Kopitar and Purcell are tied for 12th in power-play assists (7 each).
Kings’ top +-/60 players, in descending order:
Slava Voynov, Justin Williams, Davis Drewiske, Jake Muzzin, Kopitar. Top PTS/60 (even strength):
Kyle Clifford, Carter, Kopitar. Forwards drawing the toughest matchups (QUALCOMP): Kopitar, Williams,
Dustin Brown. Forwards drawing second toughest matchups (QUALCOMP):
Mike Richards, Carter, Dustin Penner. Forwards drawing third toughest matchups (QUALCOMP): Clifford,
Jordan Nolan, Dwight King. Forwards drawing the easiest matchups (QUALCOMP):
Trevor Lewis, Colin Fraser, Jarret Stoll, with Stoll bringing up the rear. Forwards benefiting from playing with the highest rated teammates (QUALTEAM): Brown, King and Stoll.
I won’t even say it.
Jake Muzzin has been on the ice for 2 goals-against. Davis Drewiske, 3.
Jonathan Bernier leads all NHL goalies (5 game minimum) with a 5-on-5 GAA of 1.09.
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