We are coming up to the half way point of the season and as I kill time at work reading hockey blogs and looking at stats there are more than a few stats that jump out at me. Going into the shortened 2013 NHL season we didn't really know what to expect. There were so many question marks surrounding teams and how players would perform after an extended offseason. Well, a lot of those questions have been answered and the stats will most definitely surprise you.
Here are five stats I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around:
There were probably more than a few people who had no idea who Viktor Fasth was at the beginning of the season, but thanks to Jonas Hiller's struggles and injuries he's on everyone's radar. After going 8-0 to start his first NHL season, Fasth was quickly given a two-year, $5.8M extension and has earned the starting goaltender position in Anaheim. Among the league leaders in wins, GAA, and save percentage, Fasth is a big reason why the Ducks sit 2nd overall in the league. Fasth has a handful of awards and honours in Sweden for his goaltending over there and had this season not worked out for him he might have been teaching autistic high school students - what a great story.