Monday Morning Rap Sheet

Some Sabremetrics to enjoy with your Monday morning coffee...



NEWS & NOTES


WINTER WARMTH

*Marcus Foligno is on a four-game point streak (2+6); has 5-12-17 in 10 games since return from WJC
*Marc-Andre Gragnani is on a four-game point streak; is 1-7-8, +9 over span
*Christian Isackson has four goals in his last five games (2 GWG)
*Brayden McNabb has 4-9-13 in his last seven games
*Riley Boychuk has 3-4-7, 2 GWG, +7 in his last six games
*Mark Pysyk has 1-6-7 in his last seven games

WINTER CHILL

*Zack Kassian (hampered by flu) has points in just one of his last five games
*Luke Adam has zero goals in seven games after being sent back to Portland
*Demoted ECHL forward Jacob Lagace has zero points in his last four games
*Steven Shipley has points in just three of his last 12 games
*Kevin Sundher -8 in his last five games

LEADERBOARDS

*Brayden McNabb ranks 3rd in WHL scoring for defensemen
*Jerome Gauthier-Leduc tied for 10th in QMJHL scoring for defensemen
*Connor Knapp currently ranked 20th in NCAA goals against average
*Zack Kassian ranks 9th in OHL assists
*Riley Boychuk ranks 21st in WHL PIM

SHORTHANDED HORSES

*Marcus Foligno is tied for 1st in the OHL with five shorthanded goals
*Steven Shipley and Brayden McNabb each have two short-handed assists

POWER-PLAYERS

*Marcus Foligno has nine power-play goals (19th in OHL)
*Paul Byron has 7 PPG (t16th in AHL)
*Kevin Sundher, Brayden McNabb, Zack Kassian each have 4 PPG
*Matt MacKenzie has 17 power-play assists (t12th in WHL)
*Zack Kassian has 17 PPA (10th in OHL)
*Kevin Sundher has 16 PPA (t17th in WHL)
*Jerome Gauthier-Leduc and Brayden McNabb have 11 PPA.

WINNERS

*Three of Christian Isackson's nine goals this season have been game winners
*Marcus Foligno, Gregg Sutch, and Riley Boychuk each have 2 GWG
*Both of Jacob Lagace's goals while with Portland were GWG

IT'S TRICKY

*Marcus Foligno has two hat tricks this season
*Justin Jokinen has the only other hat trick thus far

INJURED/RUSTY

Cedrick Henley (wrist) has missed the past 33 games

FIGHT LEADERS

*Corey Tropp (7)
*Gregg Sutch, Maxime Legault (5)
*Zack Kassian, Marcus Foligno (4)
*Brayden McNabb, Riley Boychuk, Corey Fienhage, Matt MacKenzie (3)
*T.J. Brennan (2)
*Kevin Sundher, Paul Byron, Cedrick Henley, Mark Pysyk (1)

STOPPERS

*Connor Knapp owns the only two prospect shutouts this season
*Portland's David Leggio, 26, has one shutout this year but is out of prospect scope
*Jhonas Enroth was tops in shutouts last season with five
*Nick Eno has yet to record a collegiate shutout
*Brad Eidsness has not started since November 19th, a span of 16 games
*Eidsness played in 41 games in each of his freshman and sophomore seasons

PLUS

*Four defensemen in top-5 (Pysyk +19, Biega +18, McNabb +15, Schiestel +15)
*Sutch (+16) only forward in top-5
*Nick Crawford topped the 2009-10 leaderboard with a +53
*Tyler Mylers was tops in 2008-09 with a +31

MINUS

*Corey Fienhage sits lowest on totem pole with -15 rating. Ranked 609th in WHL, only 27 players have a lower +/-
*Zack Kassian clocked in with prospect low of -17 in 2009-10
*Drew Schiestel rated lowest in 2008-09 with a -29

OLD FRIENDS

*Andrew Orpik 41GP 4-12-16 with Wheeling (ECHL)
*Jordon Southorn 21GP 0-4-4 with Trenton (ECHL)
*Matt Generous 15GP 0-0-0 25 PIM with Lake Erie (AHL). Previously had 1-4-5 with Reading (ECHL)
*Dylan Hunter 14GP 1-1-2 with Milwaukee (AHL). Previously had 21 pts in 22 games with Cincinnati (ECHL)
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