Dec 1, 2011; San Jose, CA, USA; Montreal Canadiens right wing Aaron Palushaj (60) skates with the puck against the San Jose Sharks during the first period at HP Pavilion. San Jose defeated Montreal 4-3 in shootouts. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

Bulldog Stats at 10 Games: Right Wing

We’ve seen the Centers and the Defensemen, how are the Right Wings doing?

Situational Plus Minus

Player

Games

ESGF

ESGA

PPGF

PPGA

PKGF

PKGA

Gallagher

10

5

8

2

0

0

0

Palushaj

10

3

6

2

1

0

0

Leblanc

3

1

1

0

0

0

0

Nattinen

7

3

1

0

0

0

0

Sortini

10

2

4

0

0

0

0

The roles for the team’s RWs are pretty clearly deliniated it seems. Two primary scoring wingers in Palushaj and Gallagher on the top two lines, Sortini buried on the 4th line and the 3rd unit split between Leblanc and his injury replacement Nattinen. Only the 3rd has been positive on even strength so far and none of the RWs are seeing big penalty kill time by the looks of it (I know Nattinen has gotten some but has yet to be scored on).

Scoring

Name

GP

G

A

PTS

SOG

TGF

SOG/G

Pt/G

Brendan Gallagher

10

3

3

6

37

7

3.7

0.6

Aaron Palushaj

10

3

2

5

31

5

3.1

0.5

Louis Leblanc

3

2

0

2

12

1

4.0

0.67

Joonas Nattinen

7

0

2

2

9

3

1.3

0.29

Zack Stortini

10

0

1

1

4

2

0.4

0.1

On offense, the role of the team’s right wings looks pretty clear, this is where the squad’s top shooters/goal scorers live. 3 players with 3+ shot per game rates is nothing to sneeze at, although one is out with injury. The .3 goals per game rate looks sustainable on that basis, even if Palushaj and Gallagher end up being low percentage shooters and should be good for a pair of 20 goal scorers.

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