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

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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