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NHLNumbers Game: Extra-time Tuesday

Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 | 01:15 AM

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Ilya Kovalchuk of the New Jersey Devils scores a shootout goal against Martin Biron of the New York Rangers on Tuesday in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils improved to 9-2 in the shootout this season while Kovalchuk scored his league-leading eighth shootout goal. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Ilya Kovalchuk of the New Jersey Devils scores a shootout goal against Martin Biron of the New York Rangers on Tuesday in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils improved to 9-2 in the shootout this season while Kovalchuk scored his league-leading eighth shootout goal. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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It seems as though there were at least a few teams around the NHL so rested from the all-star break that they took it upon themselves to work as long as possible when the 2011-12 season resumed on Tuesday.

In this edition of 'Numbers Game,' we take a look at a night featuring plenty of extra action for fans around the league and how teams and skaters stack up in the shootout so far this season.
It seems as though there were at least a few teams around the NHL so rested from the all-star break that they took it upon themselves to work as long as possible when the 2011-12 season resumed on Tuesday.

In this edition of 'Numbers Game,' we take a look at a night featuring plenty of extra action for fans around the league and how teams and skaters stack up in the shootout so far this season.
 
Games on Tuesday in the NHL: 13

Games featuring OT: 5

Games decided by a shootout: 3

Shootout goals scored:
3 (Evgeni Malkin, Ilya Kovalchuk & Bryan Little)

Teams held pointless: 8


2011-12 extra-time stats


'Extra' points handed out as of Feb. 1:
169

Games decided in OT: 71

Games decided in a shootout: 98

Minutes of OT spent in those games without a GWG: 490

Minutes in this song: 4



Total shootout goals: 212

Total shootout attempts: 641

Most shootout wins:
9 - New Jersey Devils

Most shootout losses: 7 - Montreal Canadiens

Most shootout goals by one player: 8 - Ilya Kovalchuk

Degrees Kovalchuk has turned around his shootout game since this attempt: 180

Best shootout percentage: 3 players at 100 per cent; including Daniel Alfredsson's 4-for-4 record, making him an official 'sharpshooter.'

(Unofficial) best shootout goal this season: See below.



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