The Stanley Cup Playoffs 2nd-round preview has NHL EDGE statistics


With the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round underway, identifies some of the most compelling EDGE stats so far in the postseason for each of the eight remaining teams.
— Boston Bruins: Goalie Jeremy Swayman leads remaining playoff goalies with a .950 save percentage in six games.
Three Colorado players rank among the League’s top 10 in high-danger goals this playoffs: Artturi Lehkonen (three; tied for third), Valeri Nichushkin and Zach Parise (two each; tied for sixth).
Nichushkin is tied with Zach Hyman of the Edmonton Oilers for the most overall goals (seven) in the NHL this postseason.
The Avalanche also lead the NHL in playoff goals by defensemen (five) so far in the playoffs (Cale Makar: two; Josh Manson: two; Devon Toews: one).
Bouchard also leads the NHL in long-range shots on goal (10) so far in the playoffs.
New York Rangers: Center Vincent Trocheck ranks second in the NHL in high-danger goals (four in first five games) this postseason behind Hyman (six in first five games).
Wing Chris Kreider, who plays on a separate line, ranks fifth in high-danger shots on goal (nine in first five games).


As the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs enter their Second Round, lists some of the most impressive early-season EDGE statistics for each of the eight teams still in the running.

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Boston Bruins: After six games, goalie Jeremy Swayman leads the remaining postseason goalies with a .950 save percentage. With Swayman gone, the only goalie left with a higher high-danger save percentage (. Thatcher Demko (1.000) is at position 872. Due to an injury, he hasn’t played for the Vancouver Canucks since Game 1 of the first round. This postseason, Swayman and Dallas Stars player Jake Oettinger are tied for the most games with a save percentage of greater than.900 (six).

Carolina Hurricanes: Forward Martin Necas has the second-highest number of 20-plus mph speed bursts (33 in first six games), trailing only Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon (45 in first five games). Necas achieved his fastest max skating speed (23 points 84 miles per hour) in the second period of Game 1 against the New York Rangers.

Colorado Avalanche: The team leads the NHL in both total goals scored in the first round of the playoffs (28 against the Winnipeg Jets) and high-danger goals (13 in the first five games). Three players from Colorado are among the top 10 in the League for high-danger goals scored in the playoffs: Zach Parise (tied for sixth), Valeri Nichushkin (three goals), and Artturi Lehkonen (three goals). With seven goals overall this postseason in the NHL, Nichushkin and Zach Hyman of the Edmonton Oilers are tied for the lead. Devon Toews, Josh Manson, and Cale Makar have scored two, two, and one playoff goal apiece for the Avalanche, who currently lead the NHL in this category.

Dallas Stars: With 27 shots on goal through his first seven games in the playoffs, forward Wyatt Johnston leads the NHL. He also ranks third in the NHL in high-danger shots on goal (12), trailing only Florida Panthers’ Sam Reinhart (15) and Hyman (16). Johnston is third among NHL forwards in terms of total miles skated (22.81), trailing only the eliminated teams of the Toronto Maple Leafs (23.62) and the Vegas Golden Knights (25.09)’s Jack Eichel.

Edmonton Oilers: Roman Josi of the Nashville Predators and Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning, both of whose teams have lost, have the next-highest totals of shots at 90 mph or more this postseason with 13 in his first five games; defenseman Evan Bouchard has the most by far. Moreover, Bouchard leads the NHL in long-range attempts on goal (10) thus far in the postseason.

Panthers: In two fewer games than the Stars forward, forward Carter Verhaeghe is tied with Johnston for the most mid-range shots on goal (10 apiece) in the NHL postseason. Verhaeghe is tied with Matthew Tkachuk for Florida’s point lead (both have nine in five games; tied for fourth in the NHL) and is tied for eighth in the League in overall shots on goal (22).

New York Rangers: Center Vincent Trocheck is second in the NHL this postseason behind Hyman (six in first five games) in terms of high-danger goals scored. Playing on a different line, wing Chris Kreider is fifth in the league for high-danger shots on goal (nine in first five games).

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