By The Numbers: Cooling Clarkson, Red-Hot Kovy

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.