Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Race for 40 -- PA vs Zach
(Inspired by @GreenLanternJet)
If PA Parenteau can get a point tomorrow night in Philadelphia before Zach Parise does so for New Jersey (against Boston), he will beat Zach to 40 points. He will also give the Isles three 40-point men before New Jersey gets there (Elias, Kovalchuk already at 40+ as are Tavares and Moulson.)
Only one NHL team has three 40+ point men this season: Chicago. Hossa, Toews and Sharp all have at least 40, with Kane at 39. Only 17 teams have even one.
Detroit is also close to having three 40-point men, with Franzen and Filippula each needing two points to join Pavel Datsyuk in the club.
Just three seasons ago (2008-09), Mark Streit was the only Islander to reach 40 points in the entire season.
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick