Monday, October 6, 2008

An early by the numbers...

4 – The number of countries the Penguins have played a game (pre-season included) so far this season: USA, Canada, Finland and Sweden

15- Hits so far thrown by Matt Cooke, putting him on pace for 615 for the season…One would think this is bound to fall off, being as last year’s leading hitter, LA’s Dustin Brown, was credited 311 hits.

11- Shots on goal for Sidney Crosby. He also fired 6 more that were blocked or missed target. Still, 5.5 shots on net is a pace for 451 in a year, a handful more than Alex Ovechkin got. Crosby’s game isn’t the same as Ovechkin’s, of course, but it’s encouraging to see 87 making the effort to throw more pucks at the cage.

9:43- The amount of ice-time Alex Goligoski played on the power play in his only game. Contrast that say to the 12:41 PP time that Game 1’s goal scoring defensemen Rob Scuderi had in all of 2007-08.

3-0 – Speaking of Scuds, that’s the Penguins record when he scores a goal (two of which Crosby has assisted on)

13-2-3—Penguins record (since beginning of 2006-07) when Scuderi registers an assist

3 – Tied for league high number of penalties that Ruslan Fedotenko has drawn

2- Tied for second league high number of penalties that Fedotenko has taken

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