Saturday, March 11, 2017

48

Tonight marks just the 5th time in Pats Franchise history that a team has won 48 games (or more).

The previous 4 incarnations happened to come in four consecutive seasons from 1980-81 to 1983-84.

1980-81: 49-21-2
1981-82: 48-24-0
1982-83: 48-24-0
1983-84: 48-23-1

The 2016-17 version is at 48-12-7-1 and still has 4 games left.

For comparison sake let's take a quick look at the previous 4 and their records through the 68 game mark:

1980-81: 46-21-1 (went 3-0-1 to end the season)
1981-82: 44-24-0 (went 4-0-0 to end the season)
1982-83: 46-22-0 (went 2-2-0 to end the season)
1983-84: 45-22-1 (went 3-1-0 to end the season)

If the "trend" were to continue and this years's version of the Pats were to finish off the season with any of those endings, 50 wins in highly attainable.
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During the Pats 1973-74 Memorial Cup season the league schedule consisted of 68 games and they finished the season 43-14-11 and if they would have played a 72 game schedule the most wins they could have reached was 47.

Now with that being said I am in no way comparing the 2016-17 Pats to the 1974 Memorial Cup team, I'm just stating the numbers.

Win or lose, one thing that people can't deny is this is season has been so much fun.
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I won't update any of the player stats tonight as I think there will be a change or 2 to the scoring.

Goodnight Pats Fans!

History has been made.

In case you didn't know the 2016-17 Pats have accomplished something no other team in Pats history has been able to do: Break the 100 point barrier (102 with 5 games remaining).

The 1980-81 version topped out at the century mark but wasn't able to crack it. That 1980-81 team took until the final game of the regular season to get their 49th win and 100th point. The Pats downed the Calgary Wranglers 5-2 March 25, 1981 on home ice in front of 5,750 fans. A couple of pictures and game story and summary as it appeared in the Leader-Post.

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The 2016-17 Pats have done something that I never thought would happen (I'm being honest here) and topped the magical 100 point barrier. With 102 points and 5 games left there's no telling what number they will actually end up with.

For comparison sake through 67 games:
1980-81 Pats: 45-21-1 (W-L-T) for 91 Points
2016-17 Pats: 47-12-7-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL) for 102 Points

The 1980-81 Pats won 4 of their last 5 (tying the other) finishing the season on a 7-0-2 mark. The 2016-17 Pats have their 5 games left and who knows what holds for them. They are wins away from tying a franchise mark of 49 wins and 3 to break it. Wouldn't it be sweet for them to his the 50 win mark?
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Regular season Player stats updates:

Adam Brooks
- Has 312 games played which puts him 3rd all-time.
- Has 113 goals which puts him in 31st all-time.
- Has 206 assists which puts him 7th all-time.
- Has 319 points which puts him in 12th all-time.

Chase Harrison
- Has 235 games played which puts him in a tie for 30th all-time (with Gary Butler).
- Has 92 assists which puts him in 90th all-time.

Austin Wagner
- Has 233 games played which puts him in a tie for 33rd (with Brad Miller)
- Has 77 goals which puts him in a tie for 69th all-time (with Jeff Petruic and Dave Faulkner)
- Has 87 assists which puts him in a tie for 97th all time (with Connor Hobbs, Lane Scheidl, Garrett Festerling and Nathan Dempsey).
- Has 164 points which puts him in a tie for 86th all-time (with Filip Novak, Al Dumba and Darrin McKechnie).

Sam Steel
- Has 199 games played which puts him in a tie for 79th all-time (with Andy Black, Rhett Gordon and Barry Ziegler)
** Tonight will mark his 200th regular season game for the Pats; will be the 77th player in Pats history to reach that milestone.
- Has 88 goals which puts him in 55th all-time.
- Has 159 assists which puts him 21st all-time.
- Has 247 points which puts him in a tie for 33rd all-time (with Rick Sentes).

Sergey Zborovskiy
- Has 193 games played which puts him in 90th all-time.

Connor Hobbs
- Has 87 assists which puts him in a tie for 97th all time (with Austin Wagner, Lane Scheidl, Garrett Festerling and Nathan Dempsey).

Tyler Brown
- Has appeared in 116 games which puts him 13th all-time by a Pats goalie.
- Has played 6387 minutes which puts him 13th all-time by a Pats goalie.
- Has a GAA of 2.95 and as of right now has the 7th best average by a Pats goalie at (with a minimum of 2400 MIN/40GP)
- Has 7 shutouts which puts him in a tie for 6th all-time (with Ken Campbell, Bob Tyler, Gary Bromley).
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A couple more quick stats from the 2016-17 season:

123 - Sam Steel is tied for 23rd most points in a single Pats season (with Dennis Sobchuk 1971-72).
114 - Adam Brooks is tied for 25th most (with Garry Peters 1961-62).

77 - Brooks is tied for 18th most in a season (with Garth Butcher 1980-81).
75 - Steel is tied for 22nd most (with Gerry Minor 1977-78 and Jordan Weal 2011-12).
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Have a good night and GO PATS!

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Some numbers through 63 games

Through 63 games the 2016-17 Pats have....

- have the best winning percentage at .762 (previous best was 0.690 in 1973-74)
- most wins with 44 (previous best was 1980-81 with 42)
- fewest regulation losses with 11 (previous best was 1973-74 with 14)
- have scored the 10th most goals with 309 (franchise best is 394 in 1981-82)
- have allowed the 5th fewest goals with 191 (franchise best is 162 in 2001-02, franchise worse is 417 in 1978-79)
- have the 2nd best goal differential with a +118 309GF/191GA (franchise best is +141 339GF/198GA in 1973-74).

**Note: All franchise bests or previous bests were through 63 games of that season.**
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This year's squad are just the 3rd team to have 20 or more wins at home AND on the road.


SEASON HOME WINS ROAD WINS
1979-80
27
20
1983-84
28
20
2016-17
20
24

It also makes this years' team just the 3rd team to win 20 games on the road.

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Haven't updated the Career Regular Season stats for a bit so here you go:

Adam Brooks
- Has 308 games played which puts him 4th all-time. Needs 1 to tie Brett Leffler for 3rd All-Time.
- Has 109 goals which puts him in a tie for 36th all-time (with Andy Black and Rhett Gordon).
- Has 201 assists which puts him 7th all-time.
- Has 310 points which puts him in a tie for 13th all-time (with Jordan Eberle).

Chase Harrison
- Has 231 games played which puts him in a tie for 36th all-time (with Boyd Kane).
- Has 92 assists which puts him in 90th all-time.

Austin Wagner
- Has 230 games played which puts him in a tie for 38th (with Chandler Stephenson)
- Has 77 goals which puts him in a tie for 69th all-time (with Jeff Petruic and Dave Faulkner)
- Has 161 points which puts him in a tie for 88th all-time (with Jayson Meyer).

Sam Steel
- Has 195 games played which puts him in 86th all-time (needs 5 games to reach 200 and become the 77th player to play 200 regular season games for the Pats)
- Has 85 goals which puts him in 56th all-time.
- Has 156 assists which puts him 23rd all-time.
- Has 241 points which puts him 38th all-time.

Tyler Brown
- Has appeared in 112 games which puts him 14th all-time by a Pats goalie.
- Has played 6205 minutes which puts him 13th all-time by a Pats goalie.
- Has a GAA of 3.00 and as of right now has the 7th best average by a Pats goalie at (with a minimum of 2400 MIN/40GP)
- Has 6 shutouts which puts him in a tie fro 9th all-time (with Joe Selinger, Matt Hewitt, Jamie Reeve and Mike Risdale).
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A couple more quick stats from the 2016-17 season:

117 - Sam Steel has the 32nd most points in a single Pats season.
105 - Adam Brooks has the 55th most (tie).

72- Steel and Brooks assist total have them tied for the 25th most in a single season in Pats history (with Mike Sillinger).
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Here's hoping the Pats can get back on track tonight against the Hitmen!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Numbers

Haven't blogged in a while.... so here's something.

With this season going the way it has been I'm not even sure where I want to start or what i really want to write about so my thoughts may be a little bit all over the place as so much is happening.

I have tweeted a few things recently about how well the 2016-17 team is doing this year: 



Well here's a few more tidbits:

Adam Brooks
- Has 298 games played which puts him 4th all-time.
- Has 107 goals which puts him 39th all-time.
- Has 192 assists which puts him 9th all-time.
- Has 299 points which puts him 17th all-time.

Chase Harrison
- Has 221 games played which puts him 41st all-time.
- Has 88 assists which puts him in a tie for 95th all-time (with Greg Ing).

Austin Wagner
- Has 220 games played which puts him in a tie for 42nd (with Kyle Burroughs and Jordan McGillivray)
- Has 74 goals which puts him in a tie for 77th all-time (with Brad Lauer)
- Has 158 points which puts him 93rd all-time.

Sam Steel
- Has 79 goals which puts him in a tie for 63rd all-time (with Larry Wright).
- Has 144 assists which puts him 31st all-time.
- Has 223 points which puts him 47th all-time.

Tyler Brown
- Has appeared in 106 games which puts him 14th all-time by a Pats goalie.
- Has played 5850 minutes which puts him 17th all-time by a Pats goalie.
- Has a GAA of 3.02 and as of right now has the 10th best average by a Pats goalie at (with a minimum of 2400 MIN/40GP)

The season is far from over and I'll definitely have way more to add later on.

Go Pats!