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Facts & Tidbits From Sam Gagner's 8-Point Night


Sam Gagner attempted 8 shots, missed once, had one blocked and put six on goal. He scored on four of them. His average shot distance on his four goals, according to the official scorer, was 19 feet.

19 different players appeared for the Blackhawks last night. Sam Gagner scored on 18 of them. Gagner scored on 11 of them multiple times. The breakdown is as follows:

Duncan Keith 2x, Niklas Hjalmarsson 5x, Brent Seabrook 3x, Nick Leddy 5x, Patrick Sharp 3x, Marcus Kruger 2x, Brendan Morrison 1x, Jonathan Toews 1x, Jamal Mayers 1x, Viktor Stalberg 1x, Bryan Bickell 1x, Ray Emery 3x, John Scott 1x, Dave Bolland 5x, Corey Crawford 5x, Andrew Shaw 3x, Marian Hossa 3x, Patrick Kane 1x. Andrew Brunette avoided Gagner's wrath only because he left the game due to injury after playing 2:30 in the first period.

Gagner scored with 11 different Oilers:

Taylor Hall 6x, Ladislav Smid 1x, Ryan Whitney 3x, Cam Barker 5x, Jordan Eberle 6x, Andy Sutton 4x, Ryan Jones 1x, Lennart Petrell 1x, Devan Dubnyk 8x, Corey Potter 2x, Jeff Petry 1x.

Gagner began the night at -4 for the season, 600th in the NHL. He ended the night +2 for the season, 222nd in the NHL.

Gagner began the night with 22 points, 200th in the NHL. He ended the night with 30 points, 110th in the NHL.

Gagner's 8 points last night are more than the season totals of 24 forwards who have appeared in 40 or more games thus far in 2011-12.

Gagner joins Mario Lemieux as the only 8-point scorers to have been involved in every one of their team's goals during their 8 point game.

Gagner scored 8 points in 34 minutes of actual game time last night. After returning from injury on October 22nd, it took him 1148 minutes of actual game time to collect his 8th point.

Gagner's 8 points last night are equal to or greater than the career totals of 6 NHL players with at least 100 games played:
Paul Bissonnette (120 GP, 8 PTS), Ryan Parent (106 GP, 7 PTS), Matt Smaby (122 GP, 6 PTS), John Scott (133 GP, 5 PTS), David Koci (142 GP, 4 PTS), Francis Lessard (115 GP 4 PTS)