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I had planned on talking a bit about depth scoring today. I wanted to take a look at a few teams you can look to for some solid scoring if you need to dig deep and hit third and fourth line players. But, there wound up being a few things we couldn't go without mentioning, so that'll have to wait for another day.
But quickly, a few quick stats if you're scouring the depth charts looking for a little help with scoring. Going into last night, the Blues have the most players with at least 20 points in the NHL at 12. The next closest team has nine players. (Actually, that's a four team tie with Winnipeg, Tampa Bay, San Jose, and Montreal.) Philadelphia and Winnipeg are tied for the most players with 10 or more goals at 7. If you lower that to players with at least eight goals, there are 10 teams with that have eight players with at least eight goals. (St. Louis and Winnipeg among those.) If we look for players with at least 10 assists, there's a three way tie St. Louis, Boston, and Chicago, who all have 12 players with 10 or more assists.
There are a lot of factors there — injuries making a team go deeper, big goal scorers taking up a lot of ice time and pp time — but the 20 point stat is interesting. Winnipeg might be a team you overlook due to their recent struggles