This is a new weekly segment where I’ll be breaking down all your favorite Devils numbers and minutiae.
1 – The number of points David Clarkson has since his two-goal game in Pittsburgh on Feb. 10. His lone point was the game-winning goal in New Jersey’s 5-3 win over Philadelphia last Friday.
30 – The number of goals Clarkson is still on pace for, despite his recent cold stretch. That would tie Clarkson’s career best, set last season.
1.72 – Johan Hedberg’s goals-against average after surrendering five goals on Long Island Saturday night. Hedberg’s GAA was 0.65 entering the game.
4 – Number of multi-point games for Ilya Kovalchuk this year. The Devils’ dynamic forward had just two through New Jersey’s first 16 games a year ago.
8 – The number of sellouts, out of nine home games, the Devils have had thus far this year.
19.7 – The percentage at which the Devils’ power play is scoring, ranking them ninth in the NHL.
25:52 – Average ice time Kovalchuk is getting through 16 games, the most of any forward in the NHL. Kovalchuk ranks eighth overall.
34 – Number of shots blocked that team leader Bryce Salvador has through 16 games.
80.6 – The percentage at which New Jersey’s killing penalties, down nine percent from 2011-12.
Pat Pickens is a New Jersey native and lifelong Devils fan. Follow him on Twitter here.