Which NHL Players Have a Shot at 50 Goals?

March 9th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter Last season Washington Capitals super star Alexander Ovechkin led the NHL with a total of 56 goals. Ovechkin was the only player to reach the coveted fifty goal mark with the likes of Philadelphia Flyers sniper Jeff Carter (46), New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise (45) and former Atlanta Thrashers star Ilya Kovalchuk (43) hot on his heals. This season Ovechkin finds himself in his usual spot on top of the scoring leader board, that said, the landscape has changed dramatically when you consider those players that are in the running to score fifty goals and, of course, to earn the coveted Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL’s most proficient goal scoring machine. Looking at the NHL stats sheet, there are only four players that have a legitimate chance at scoring fifty this season. Occupying the bottom ten spots in goals against are the Edmonton Oilers at 3.34 goals against per game, Toronto Maple Leafs at 3.33 GAPG, Atlanta Thrashers at 3.17 GAPG, Columbus Blue Jackets at 3.12 GAPG, New York Islanders at 3.09 GAPG, Dallas Stars at 3.05 GAPG, Carolina Hurricanes at 3.02 GAPG, Anaheim Ducks at 3.02 GAPG, Tampa Bay Lightni ...

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