Just some Andrei Kostitsyn stats with regards to the players he was paired with. Note that I'm not trying to promote a certain trio really, and if I was, well, these stats don't really favor the trio I'd be advocating anyway. These are just a summary of some stats I think people here might be interested in. If you're interested in other stats (with regards to AKost, since he's all I've done), let me know.
Remember, these are statistics: they're just numbers, they don't take into account hot streaks, slumps, etc.
The stats shown are Andrei's stats when playing on that trio for the majority of a game. I could do other players, but it takes awhile... note that the ordering of players is LW-C-RW, and that it is sorted by points, then goals, then games played, then plus-minus.
Scoring Per Trio
A. Kostitsyn - Lang - S. Kostitsyn: 12GP, 8-5-13, Even, 31 shots
A. Kostitsyn - Plekanec - Kovalev: 26GP, 5-4-9, Even, 53 shots
Pacioretty - Plekanec - A. Kostitsyn: 2GP, 2-3-5, +2, 8 shots
A. Kostitsyn - Koivu - D'Agostini: 5GP, 2-2-4, +3, 17 shots
A. Kostitsyn - Higgins - Dandenault: 2GP, 2-0-2, +1, 5 shots
Latendresse - Plekanec - A. Kostitsyn: 2GP, 1-1-2, -2, 5 shots
A. Kostitsyn - Lapierre - S. Kostitsyn: 1GP, 1-1-2, +2, 3 shots
A. Kostitsyn - Lang - Kostopoulos: 2GP, 1-0-1, Even, 5 shots
A. Kostitsyn - Maxwell - D'Agostini: 2GP, 0-0-0, Even, 1 shot
A. Kostitsyn - Lang - Kovalev: 1GP, 0-0-0, -1, 1 shot
A. Kostitsyn - Higgins - Kostopoulos: 1GP, 0-0-0, -3, 3 shots
These show Kostitsyn's stats when paired with a specific player. Note that Andrei has (as of Feb. 21) 56 GP, 22-16-38, +2... so you can figure out the math when not playing with a player.
He looks best on RW with Pleks and the numbers prove it.
Hmm... gotta check that site to see if MaxPac - Pleks - A.Kost ever saw the light of day...
edit: indeed, they have (and I watched those games... haha, not a morning person, so the memory...). 2nd highest productivity (rate) on the PP among lineups put out there. Can't find anything about their even strength time together, though... guess they were only really together 2 and 3 games ago, but still. One of those games was the Pittsburgh game in which A.Kost and Pleks got 3 points each, MaxPac with 1, playing most of the game together. I would have stuck with that, but I guess Kovalev coming back, and his apparent Koivu allergy, made Carbs break up that line.
Last edited by Ohashi_Jouzu: 02-23-2009 at 09:34 PM.
Don't worry with our luck another team will realize this.
They'll also realize that the 20 or so wingers that have as many goals did it with more shifts and more time on the ice (sometimes ridiculously alot more) than him.
They'll also realize that he got his goals by never playing in a position to net an empty netter, by having started playing on 5 on 3s very late in the season and by playing almost the whole season on his off wing, and 26 games with a guy that never passes and doesn't forecheck aggressively.
Last edited by Erik Estrada: 02-23-2009 at 09:34 PM.