Razor With an Edge: Duos

Wednesday, 03.19.2014 / 3:02 PM CT / Razor With An Edge
By Daryl "Razor" Reaugh
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Razor With an Edge: Duos

Optics and statistics suggest that there is only one "more impactful to team fortunes" duo in the league this season than the Stars pair of Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. That would be the dynamic Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry in Anaheim with the Ducks.

Immediately Penguin-huggers in Pittsburgh will sound the travesty and blasphemy alarms because their beloved Sidney Crosby-Chris Kunitz and Evgeni Malkin-James Neal 'pro-mances' aren't at the head of this class.

Well, here's why they aren't:

• The drop in points from Crosby to Kunitz is 30 points, with Malkin in between. (Yes, if we must, 'Malkin in the Middle')

• The chasm between Malkin and Neal, both of whom have missed time this season, is 17

points...with Kunitz between them.

So blow it out your egg dispensers Penguin Nation.

Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn? Only a three-goal and six-point gap separates them. But the bigger evidence is the drop in points to the next Stars scorer - that cliff is 32 points. Thirty-two points down to Alex Goligoski. Plus, the pairing on the top line has been virtually exclusive since the first day of training camp in Ft. Worth.

Those two Ducks? Getzlaf and Perry have combined for 65 goals, that's more than the next four leading Ducks goal scorers combined, and they boast identical +26 ratings (To contrast, Ovechkin is -31). As far as points, it's the same six-point difference between them as that gap between Seguin and Benn, and then 23 points down to Nick Bonino who is third in team scoring. The kicker might be Game Winning Goals. 'Getz-Erry' has scored 16 of these (the Ducks have 45 wins.) 'Benn-Eguin' have posted 8.

So with 14 games remaining let’s just bow our heads at the glory that has been year one of Seguin & Benn, Benn & Seguin and their propulsion of this team's attack.

And keep the fingers crossed that we get to see the show past mid-April.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 123 143 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 54 28 33 16 61
T. Seguin 54 28 30 11 58
J. Klingberg 54 9 35 15 44
J. Spezza 52 18 22 5 40
P. Sharp 54 16 24 -1 40
A. Goligoski 54 4 20 17 24
C. Eakin 54 10 13 1 23
M. Janmark 54 10 10 13 20
J. Demers 48 7 12 16 19
V. Nichushkin 51 6 13 7 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 10 5 .908 2.52
K. Lehtonen 14 5 0 .909 2.82
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