Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Power of Scott Hartnell

Scott Hartnell rises up the Flyers PP goal list.

The Power of Scott Hartnell


Scott Hartnell's second-period goal Tuesday in Winnipeg was his first power-play tally since Jan. 22, when he had a pair enroute to a hat trick. That game capped off a 11-day run where six of Hartnell's seven goals had come with a man advantage.

His league-leading 14 power-play goals has him tied for 18th on the Flyers' single-season list. Three more over the last 23 games would put him alone in eighth place:



 Tim Kerr  1985-86 76  58  34 
 Tim Kerr  1986-87 75   58  26 
 Tim Kerr  1988-89 69  48  25 
 Rick MacLeish  1972-73 78  50  21 
 Tim Kerr  1984-85 74  54  21 
 Ilkka Sinisalo  1985-86 74  39  19 
 John LeClair  1995-96 82  51  19 
 Bill Barber  1980-81 80  43  16 
 Rick Tocchet  1988-89 66  45  16 
 John LeClair  1997-98 82  51  16 
 John LeClair  1998-99 76  43  16 
 Bill Barber  1975-76 80  50  15 
 Reggie Leach  1980-81 79  34  15 
 Rick Tocchet  1989-90 75  37  15 
 Mark Recchi  1992-93 84  53  15 
 Eric Lindros  1995-96 73  47  15 
 Mike Knuble  2007-08 82  29  15 
 Rick MacLeish  1980-81 78  38  14 
 Peter Zezel  1987-88 69  22  14 
 Rod Brind'Amour        1993-94      84  35  14 
 Mark Recchi  2003-04 82  26    14 
 Danny Briere  2007-08 79  31  14 
 Scott Hartnell  2011-12 59  28  14 
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