Hooked On Hockey Magazine

STATurday – 11/1/2014

Welcome back, hockey fans! Another week, another round of awards to give out!

 

Sharpshooter Award – Individual: Three-way tie between Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings, and Michael Raffl of the Philadelphia Flyers, all of whom found the back of the net 4 times this week.

 

Sharpshooter Award – Team: Awarded to the Pittsburgh Penguins, who beat the opposing goalies 14 times this week.

 

“Defense?” Award: Tie between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the New York Islanders, who conceded 14 goals.

 

Teammate Award: Three-way tie between Tyler Johnson of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Thomas Vanek of the Minnesota Wild, and Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers, who each provided 4 helpers this week.

 

“Get on the ice” Award: Awarded to Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild, who held a rating of +6 this week.

 

Bad Omen Award: Tie between Brandon Saad of the Chicago Blackhawks and Martin St. Louis of the New York Rangers, both of whom had a rating of -5 this week.

 

Stalwart Award: Awarded to Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who had a GAA of 1.00 this week.

 

Reflexes Award: Awarded to Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who in 3 starts, held a save percentage of .963 and two shutouts. (Despite Semyon Varlamov having a higher save percentage at .966, but two losses).

 

Leaky Award: Awarded to Evgeni Nabokov of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who was pulled in his only game this week and held a 13.91 GAA.

 

Third Stringer Award: Awarded to Evgeni Nabokov of the Tampa Bay Lightning, whose save percentage was an even .500

 

Sin Bin Award – Individual: Awarded to Tim Jackman of the Anaheim Ducks, who spent 23 minutes in the penalty box this week.

 

Sin Bin Award – Team: Awarded to the Anaheim Ducks, who accumulated 112 penalty minutes this week.

 

Ice Pack Award: Awarded to Roman Polak of the Toronto Maple Leafs, who blocked 14 shots this week.

 

Crusher Award – Individual: Awarded to Cal Clutterbuck of the New York Islanders, who amassed 18 hits this week.

 

Crusher Award – Team: Awarded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, who amassed 119 hits this week.

 

“Pass to Nowhere” award: Awarded to Justin Braun of the San Jose Sharks, who coughed up the puck 14 times this week.

 

“MINE!” Award: Awarded to Ryan O’Reilly of the Colorado Avalanche, who swiped the puck from opposing sticks 9 times.

 

Possession Award: Awarded to Ryan O’Reilly of the Colorado Avalanche, with a giveaway to takeaway differential of 8.

 

Stick Tape Award: Awarded to Tommy Wingels of the San Jose Sharks, who tested opposing goalies 21 times this week.

 

In-Game Practice Award: Awarded to Semyon Varlamov of the Colorado Avalanche, who saw 119 shots in games this week.

 

3 Stars: Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins (3-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .963 save percentage, 2 shutouts), Ryan Suter of the Minnesota Wild, (0 G, 3 A, +6, 8 shots on goal, 1 shot blocked, 2 PIM), Michael Raffl of the Philadelphia Flyers (4 G, 1 A, +5, 9 shots on net, 5 hits, 0 PIM).

 

As a Special STATurday to mark the first month of the NHL having come and gone, here are awards for monthly excellence (and futility)

 

Sharpshooter Award – Individual: Awarded to Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks, who has 10 goals so far this season.

 

Sharpshooter Award – Team: Tie Between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the San Jose Sharks, both of whom have 38 goals so far this season.

 

“Defense?” Award: Four-way tie between the Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, and Edmonton Oilers, all of whom have conceded 36 goals.

 

Teammate Award: Awarded to Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers, who has 12 assists so far this season.

 

“Get on the ice” Award: Awarded to Tyler Toffoli of the Los Angeles Kings, who holds a +12 rating.

 

Bad Omen Award: Awarded to Oliver Ekman-Larsson of the Arizona Coyotes, who holds a -11 rating.

 

Stalwart Award: Awarded to Frederik Andersen of the Anaheim Ducks, who has a GAA of 1.60.

 

Reflexes Award: Awarded to Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings, who has a save percentage of .944.

 

Leaky Award: Awarded to Mike Smith of the Arizona Coyotes, who has a GAA of 3.96.

 

Third Stringer Award: Awarded to Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes, who has a save percentage of .840.

 

Sin Bin Award – Individual: Awarded to Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers, who has 38 penalty minutes so far.

 

Sin Bin Award – Team: Awarded to the Anaheim Ducks, who have 197 penalty minutes as a team so far this season.

 

Ice Pack Award: Awarded to Josh Gorges of the Buffalo Sabres, who has blocked 51 shots so far this season.

 

Crusher Award – Individual: Awarded to Matt Martin of the New York Islanders, who has amassed 48 hits so far this season.

 

Crusher Award – Team: Awarded to the Los Angeles Kings, who have 357 hits so far this season.

 

“Pass to Nowhere” award: Three-way tie between Phil Kessel of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tom Gilbert of the Montreal Canadiens and Jason Spezza of the Dallas Stars, all of whom have coughed up the puck 14 times.

 

“MINE!” Award: Awarded to Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames, who has 16 takeaways so far this season.

 

Possession Award: Awarded to Ryan O’Reilly of the Colorado Avalanche, with a giveaway to takeaway differential of 12 this season.

 

Stick Tape Award: Awarded to Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning, who has tested opposing goalies 48 times this season.

 

In-Game Practice Award: Awarded to Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings, who has seen 313 pucks come his way so far this season.

 

Key Games this week: Look for the Pittsburgh Penguins to add to their points total and continue their winning streak tonight against the lowly Buffalo Sabres, whose entire roster (except for Nikita Zadorov) has a rating in the negatives. Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals take on the Tampa Bay Lightning, as Ovechkin tries to retake the team lead in points. The Dallas Stars take on the Minnesota Wild in what should be a very entertaining game. Struggling Carolina Hurricanes hope that tonight’s game against the Arizona Coyotes will break them out of their funk. Injury-stricken Columbus Blue Jackets face off against a cohesive New Jersey Devils unit.

 

Edit: this article would’ve been published yesterday, but we were experiencing some minor server issues preventing the article from being posted in a timely manner. Join us next week, actually on Saturday, where we won’t encounter this issue again!

Pedro Rengel

Originally hailing from the tropical paradise of Venezuela, I moved to Canada at age 11 for the sole reason of falling in love with hockey as a self-proclaimed Pittsburgh Penguins fan. Now a Canadian citizen, my mad love affair with hockey represents a statistical contribution as opposed to an anomaly. Being able to write this well despite having Spanish as a first language is enough of an anomaly (I'm occasionally biased).
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