A few records could fall this season

With about a dozen games to go in the season, some EURO league records are staring the eraser in the face.

Fewest goals allowed in a season – If Moscow can average 3 goals or fewer against per game the rest of the way, they will better the record (200 goals against) set by St. Petersburg in Season 1. Although they are banged up considerably, Moscow has a really good shot at it, considering they have conceded just 2.34 goals per game this season.

Best penalty killing percentage – Moscow’s killers have been effective at a rate of 87.9 this season. The record is 87.3, set by the Helsinki Jokerit last season.

Fewest points in a season – Unfortunately for Oslo, they are flirting with a new record in this category. With 12 games to play, they have 43 points and the record is 49, set by Stockholm in Season 2.

Worst penalty killing percentage – Oslo will need some good penalty killing from here on out to avoid setting a new low in this category. The record is 75.7, set by London last season, and Oslo is currently at 73.6.

Best faceoff percentage – Jonathan Toews of Bratislava seems to have a new record locked up. His 62.9 win rate is ahead of the current mark (60.1) which is shared by Joe Pavelski and Patrice Bergeron.

Most shootout goals in a season – Edinburgh’s Jamie Benn set the record with 7 in Season 1, but Thomas Vanek of the Milan Guerriero is one away from tying it.

Most shots taken in a season – Dustin Brown of Moscow has a chance at reaching the record of 360 that Joe Pavelski set in Season 2. Brown leads the league with 307 in 70 games. He would need to average more than 4.4 per game to reach 360.

Most penalty minutes in a season – The record of 177 by Athens’ David Backes could fall. Belfast Giant defense P.K. Subban is up to 155 minutes.

Worst plus-minus – Prague’s Ryan Getzlaf (-62) and Milan’s Thomas Vanek (-61) are closest to the record of -66, set by London’s Michael Grabner in Season 2. Vanek and Grabner are both Austrians.

Most hits – Can Brent Seabrook rack up 40 hits in Bern’s remaining 13 games? If he can, he will tie the mark of 312, which he set last year.

Most blocked shots – Jake Gardiner’s record of 143 was set in Season 2 and withstood Season 3, but Erik Karlsson of Madrid stands the best chance of erasing it this season. Karlsson has 120 blocks with 14 games to play.

(For a complete list of existing EURO records, click on the “Record Book” link at the top of the page.)


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