January 19, 2013; Tampa FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Anders Lindback (39) is congratulated by teammates after they beat the Washington Capitals at Tampa Times Forum. Tampa Bay Lightning defended the Washington Capitals 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning Statistical Update

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have started the season on fire so its time to look at the the statistical update through the first 6 games.  Here is a list of stats and interesting facts that help fans understand why the Lightning have gotten off to such a hot start:

Points Leaders                                   Goal Leaders                                   Assist Leaders

1) Martin St. Louis-12                1) Steven Stamkos-3               1) Martin St. Louis-9

2) Steven Stamkos-11                     2) 6 players tied-3                         2) Steven Stamkos-7

3) Cory Conacher-9                    3)  Victor Hedman-2                    3) 2 players tied-6


Goaltending Stats can be looked up through these links: Anders Lindback and Mathieu Garon

– The Tampa Bay Lightning are tied for second for the best goal differential at +14.  ( They are the top team in the Eastern Conference in this category)

– The Bolts have 13 different goal scorers this season and all but three players have picked up points.

– Only one player (Brian Lee) has a minus for plus/minus on the year.

– The Lightning are currently leading the Southeastern Division and are in second in the Eastern Conference.

– The Bolts have 5 fighting majors on the season with B.J Crombeen leading the team with 3.

– 7 different players have scored power play goals.

Eric Brewer has scored 3 goals on 4 shots.

Vincent Lecavalier leads the team in face-offs taken, face-offs won, and face-off percentage.

– The Lightning have scored the most goals in the National Hockey League (29).

– The Bolts are tied for the best home record in the League.

That’s all the interesting facts I can come up with for now, if you have any more fun ones that you would like to share, tweet me at @margo4pack




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