NHL Network Radio’s Two Man Advantage Goes Inside The Numbers


Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks handles the puck during a NHL game against the Edmonton Oilers at SAP Center on February 27, 2018 in San Jose, California.

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In this week’s edition of the Two Man Advantage we go inside the numbers of the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks as they make their push to secure a playoff spot.

Los Angeles Kings

3 – The Kings close out the season with three consecutive home games
6 – The number of Power Play goals by team leader, Dustin Brown.
6 – The number of road games left in the season
8 – The Kings longest win streak this season.
9 – The number of teams the Kings have remaining on the schedule who currently find themselves out of the playoffs.
10 – With back to back wins over the Vegas Golden Knights this week the Kings have finally reached double digit victories (10-10-3) against Pacific Division teams.
12 – The number of home game remaining.
18 – The Kings are 18-1-1 when leading after two periods.
20 – The amount of road wins by the Kings (most in the Western Conference). Tampa leads the NHL with 22.
25 – The combined increased goal output of Kopitar, Toffoli and Brown from last season.
26 – The Kings goal differential, second only to the Vegas Golden Knights among Pacific Division teams (+45)
27 – The number of different players to score a goal for the Kings this season. Last season, 23 different players scored a goal for LA.
34 – The Kings third period goal differential is number one in the NHL.
35 – The amount of goals Anze Kopitar is on pace to score. His career high is 34 (2009-10)
66 – The combined goal total of Kopitar (27), Toffoli (21), Brown (19).
70 – Anze Kopitar’s point total this season after five points the past two games. Last season, Jeff Carter led the team with 66 points.
80 – LA’s total of third period goals this season (tops in the NHL).

San Jose Sharks

0 – The number of regulation losses for the Sharks when leading after two periods.
1 – The number of games Evander Kane has played with the San Jose Sharks.
2 – The number of assists and points for Evander Kane in his Sharks debut.
4 – The number of points Joe Pavelski recorded on Tuesday night as he became the second Sharks player to hit the half century mark in points.
5 – The number of victories when trailing after 40 minutes (tied for 3rd).
8 – The total number of February wins after their 5-2 over Edmonton on Tuesday. The eight wins are the most in any month for the Sharks this season.
9 – The Sharks positive goal differential total.
9 – The number of goal scorers with 10 or more goals
11 – The number of home games left on the regular season schedule.
16 – The number of wins versus Pacific Division teams.
17 – The number of points for the Sharks in February. The most points in any month this season.
18 – The total number of home wins, second only to Vegas (24).
20 – The number of goals for Evander Kane this season. He now joins Joe Pavelski as the only other Shark with 20 or more goals.
29 – Sharks goals in the last 10 games, all at even strength.
51 – Brent Burns leads the Sharks with 51 points.

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