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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Making Haydar

Finally did the accumulation on Haydar's streak... and did Krog's while I was at it.

The closest calls in Darren Haydar's 34-game scoring streak:
Game 11, Nov. 3 at Omaha: 2-1 Wolves to the final minute, and Haydar scores his first point into the empty net at 19:34 of the third (fraction unavailable).
Game 4, Oct. 15 vs. Omaha: Haydar scores from Krog and Steve Martins at 18:42 of the third before Omaha adds the empty netter in a 4-2 win. (This is Krog's closest call in 25 games.)
Game 3, Oct. 14 vs. Milwaukee: Haydar scores the only Wolves goal (from Krog and Joey Crabb) of a 5-1 loss at 12:51 of the third.
Game 23, Dec. 2 vs. San Antonio: Haydar and Krog assist Boris Valabik at 8:10 of the third to go ahead 4-3. Haydar and Brett Sterling later set up Krog, necessary insurance in a 5-4 victory.

Now get this. Through his 34-game scoring streak, those are the only four times Haydar has gone into the third without a point. The only four times! (Krog has gone to the third scoreless five times in his 25-game streak.)

Haydar has scored his first point in the first 10 minutes nine times; scored it 10 times in the next 10 minutes. Four times he has scored it in the first 10 minutes of the second, making it 23 times out of 34 that he has his first point before the game is half over. (So, to save the arithmetic, seven times he's scored it in the last 10 minutes of the second.)

For all that, Krog has averaged a little quicker first point. In the 25 games they played together, Krog scored first nine times, Haydar scored first five times, and they scored on the same goal 11 times. Krog's average first point comes at 1:18 of the second; Haydar's, at 2:30 of the second.

Both players have averaged a quicker first point on the road (18:28 for Haydar, 14:59 for Krog) than at Rosemont (27:00 Haydar, 28:09 Krog). The Wolves happen to be 15-3 on the road and 9-4-1-2 at home.

Haydar also has a 14-game assist streak within this point streak, which is longer than any Sound Tiger's scoring streak in 5.375 seasons.

And as you might expect, Haydar has 20 multi-point games so far; Krog has 13.

Update: Over at his blog, Dave Eminian puts Haydar's streak in all-time perspective.

Update2: For fun ('cause y'know, why sleep?), pulled the numbers on the two most recent long BST streaks, since data was relatively handy. Jeff Hamilton's team-record 12-gamer last year included four times he carried the suspense into the third period. Six times he first scored in the first period, and twice he first scored in the second. Jeff Tambellini's 10-gamer this year began with nine games in which he had never failed to score before the third period; the latest he had his first point was 17:22 of the second. He scored the overtime goal against Binghamton with 23.0 seconds remaining to cap off the streak. I don't know what all that means, but hey, sharing is fun, said my kindergarten teacher.


  • it really goes to show how OUR team is doing. 2 recent blogs about non-BST players doing well. In any case good job Mike with the numbers. I also like to see them, now I'm tired...

    By Anonymous stan, at 7:58 PM  

  • Interesting stuff. Keep up the good work

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:03 PM  

  • for MEF..

    VICTORIA SALMON KINGS-Fired Tony MacAulay, coach. Named Mark Morrison coach.


    By Anonymous elmo, at 11:28 PM  

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