Here are some neat numbers from the 2010-11 NHL regular season:
- The Vancouver Canucks did something that only the legendary Montreal Canadiens of the late 1970s have done since expansion -- lead the NHL with most goals scored (258) and fewest goals allowed (180).
- The Canucks barely missed becoming the first team since the 1984-85 New York Islanders to lead the League in power-play percentage and penalty-killing. Vancouver's power play was the best in the NHL at 24.3 percent, and the Canucks were third on the penalty kill at 85.6 percent – barely behind Pittsburgh's League-leading figure of 86.1.
- Tim Thomas started the season as a back-up, but finished as the undisputed king of the crease in Boston thanks to a .938 save percentage - the best in NHL history. Thomas bettered Dominik Hasek's previous record of .937.
- LA 's Jon Quick 10-0 in shootouts, matching the record for most shootout wins one season and equaling Mathieu Garon's 10-0 mark in 2007-08. Of course, teammate Jarret Stoll's scoring prowess helped. He went 9 for 10 in shootouts this past season.
- Only NY Islander in history to score more goals as a rookie than Michael Grabner - Mike Bossy
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