Which elite forwards does Zdeno Chara shut down the most?

Cam Charron
May 04 2013 02:36PM

I mis-read Zdeno Chara's stat sheet this morning, mistakenly taking Chara's individual goals statistics against particular players as those players against him, leading to my charge that no player had scored twice with Chara on the ice at even strength since 2010. 

But that's a pretty unbelievable statistic, mostly because it's untrue. I put that claim up in the preview post and was rightfully shouted down by a couple of savvy commenters who read the heading on the section.

What I did do was go through individual player statistics and tallied up non-Boston Bruins Eastern Conference players who have the highest goals per 60 in since the start of the 2010-2011 season. I also included James Neal and Marian Gaborik, even if Neal spent some time in Dallas and Gaborik with Columbus, the idea to get a job at how Chara does against other elite scorers.

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May 04 2013 02:30PM


The leader in streakcred - Rmo2000 - has now crashed and burned and his streak is over at 8 wins in a row. In fact the entire top 20 players in the game have all lost their streaks and everyone is starting again from zero. This is the time for the second wave of people looking to play to get involved.

We need you Nation, team entries are lagging way behind what we thought they would be by now. Keep reading after the jump if you want to see your ol' pal Wanye beg you to support deserving charities.

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Playoffs!!!1 gameday: Game 2 Leafs @ Bruins

Cam Charron
May 04 2013 12:42PM

The good news is that it doesn't appear the Toronto Maple Leafs will try to win Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with Frazer McLaren in the lineup. The bad news is that they'll try to win it without Clarke MacArthur.

Paul Hendrick tweeted out the projected lineup changes this morning: Ryan Hamilton and Matt Frattin in. Clarke MacArthur and Frazer McLaren out.

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StreakCred: Let's Get It On!

Steve Dangle
May 03 2013 02:28PM

Want to play with me and the rest of the Nations family in a playoff pool? StreakCred has you covered!  http://bit.ly/16Ankcp

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Face Punches vs. Scoring Punch

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 03 2013 12:38PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs practiced today, with new lines. Lupul-Bozak-Kessel is back together, Jake Gardiner may actually play, and a bit more shuffling went down too. But here’s something that bugs me.

Colton Orr appears to be in tomorrow’s lineup, skating on line three. Matt Frattin isn’t. This, at least in my eyes, is a terrible idea.

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