Stunning Numbers: Stamkos’ shooting success; Toronto’s home woes

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Stunning Numbers is an occasional look at stats and figures from around the NHL. All numbers are through Wednesday's (March 28) games.


The number of games Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings have lost when he's allowed just one goal. Five have been 1-0 defeats, while four have been via 2-1 decisions in the shootout. We all know about the scoring issues surrounding the Kings. They're 29th in the NHL with 169 goals scored this season. If the Kings makes the playoffs, Quick might have a legitimate case for not just the Vezina Trophy, but also the Hart Trophy.

20.4 percent

The shooting percentage of your soon-to-be Rocket Richard Trophy winner Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Stamkos' 269 shots puts him ninth in the NHL, but his 20.4-percent success rate is good enough for second among players with at least 100 shots. Of those leaders, Stamkos is the only player with more than 200 shots.

1.1 percent

The shooting percentage of Tim Jackman of the Calgary Flames (95 shots), worst among forwards with at least one goal.


The number of game-deciding goals New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk has scored in the shootout, three more than Frans Nielsen, Ryane Clowe and Tyler Seguin. Ilya, you've come a long way since this …


The number of consecutive home games that the Toronto Maple Leafs have lost in a row. Their last win at Air Canada Centre was Feb. 6 during a 6-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers. That win put the Leafs into the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference at the time.


The number of wins by the Los Angeles Kings when trailing after the first or second period. They're 2-12-4 after one and 1-22-3 after two.


The number of wins the Carolina Hurricanes have from the shootout. The Hurricanes have lost all six times they've appeared in the skills competition and are the only team without a win. Carolina also holds the dubious distinction of being the only NHL team to go a full season (2006-07) without winning in the shootout.


The combined goals against average of St. Louis Blues netminders Brian Elliott and Jaroslav Halak, which will likely earn them the William Jennings Trophy this season. In the history of the award, no goaltending tandem has ever combined for a sub-2.00 GAA.


Points scored by Eric Staal since Jan. 2. Leading up to the new year, Staal struggled mightily with 25 points in his first 40 games. And of course, Staal's brother, Marc, returned from a concussion on Jan 2. Kirk Muller's arrival also likely played a major role in the captain's turnaround.

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