The Hawks’ Nest


Monday Miscellany
April 5, 2010, 2:48 pm
Filed under: Winterhawks | Tags: ,

Andy posted an entry today looking at some of the wild numbers on the heels of the two high-scoring games to open the second round series between the Winterhawks and Giants this past weekend. As always, his analysis pretty much covers it all, so I won’t do the same here. But here are a few notes on a Monday afternoon:

  • The Winterhawks have the top-two rookie scorers in the 2010 WHL Playoffs: Ryan Johansen and Nino Niederreiter. Johansen leads both the team and all first-year players with 13 points in the postseason, while his linemate Niederreiter’s 11 points ranks him second among all WHL rookies.
  • Another Winterhawks rookie has made a big impact in the postseason, as defenseman Taylor Aronson has nine points, ranking him second among all blueliners in WHL playoff scoring, first among rookie defensemen and tying him for third behind Johansen and Niederreiter in postseason scoring among rookies. He has a five-game point streak, which includes the end-to-end rush in overtime in Game 7 against Spokane when he set up Ty Rattie’s series-winning goal.
  • Aronson’s five-game point streak is longer than any point streak he had during the regular season, when his scoring streaks topped out at two games, and his nine points in nine playoff games is already more than he had in any month during the season.
  • With the series going back to Vancouver, we will more than likely resume the live chats we hosted when the team was on the road in Spokane. The Winterhawks were 4-0 in those games, a fact I’m more than happy to take credit for.
  • Is this one of the all-time great moments in live television? I’m willing to wager it is. I’ve probably watched it 10 times and I still crack up.



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