I think that a lot of people disagree with me here, and I may get flammed by saying this....
The style of Pax is quite similar to Ryder, Vanek, Ryan, Cheechoo, Dagenais. One dimensional player that is good at nothing else than shooting.
Pacioretty made a lot of shot, but he also made a lot of play. He already scored 30 goals. At the moment, he got 24 assists. He probably will be a 30-30 player. Any player in the 30-30 club is not one a one dimensional player. Really don't know what you are talking about.
I think I voted over, but I'm smelling 35 on the dot, even after this game; which is still pretty awesome.
I voted under even though I have huge faith in Pacioretty just because we tend to under-rate the likelihood of something going wrong. Missing 10 games due to injury for example would be pretty significant.
As far as the statistical tea-leaves look, this kind of production is entirely sustainable for Pacioretty. He's not getting an inordinate percentage of his shots going in, which is a hazard of small sample sizes, its because he generates such volumes of chances. Although getting soft minutes probably helps.
Pacioretty might not score as much if Desharnais turns out to be injured
Pacioretty is the ladies man equivalent for hockey centers. He will chemistry with every good center he meets. He was making Gomez productive last year and upon being reunited for a brief time tonight, Gomez set him up for a goal.