Saturday, March 11, 2017

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!

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