NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Player Rankings: Teams are Almost Done the Second Round and A Lot of Players have Switched Positions. Who Exactly Will be Number One in each Position? Read to Find Out!
Welcome back to our NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Player Rankings, this list will be a countdown of the top 10 players for each position. All of these players fell into their spot’s by the numbers they have produced so far. I have eliminated the bottom 10 section because the vast majority of hockey pools are now closed.
With every team finishing their first series a lot has happened and players have still contributed, some are even on pace to have the best post season ever.
For forwards and defenseman, the main factor will be based on points-per-game averages based on who played the fewest games. This statistic shows us how well a player will score over the course of the post-season. When given an advanced look it lets us know how much they could end up scoring in the playoffs and if they would lead the league or not.
Goalies will be decided by save percentage and shutouts as well as wins in fewest games played. While goalies are obviously going to let in pucks, this stat is fundamental in watching their overall success and potential to where they could be in the league if playing for a better defensive team.
Top Forward of the Week:Ryan Getzlaf, ANA – 2gp, 3g, 3a, 6pts, +5 Ryan Getzlaf had an amazing week putting up six points in two games, he’s known more as a passer. But decided to shoot the puck more often and it worked as he notched three goals. With Edmonton and Anaheim going to game seven, expect him to play a vital part.
Top Defenseman of the Week:Justin Schultz, PIT – 2gp, 2g, 1a, 3pts, +1 Justin Schultz has been dynamite for the Penguins since joining the team and is coming through in the clutch in the playoffs. Last week he put up three points in two games and with game six on Monday, he could end up on the scoresheet again.
Top Goalie of the Week:Pekka Rinne, NSH – 2gp, 2w, .964 save percentage, 1.00 GAA Pekka Rinne has been the best goalie all post-season putting up amazing numbers. Nashville has now punched their ticket to Western Conference Finals and regardless of opponent, he’s going to be relied upon once again.