A look at RTSS stats
For about the last decade, the NHL has been keeping track of what it calls RTSS stats (Real-Time Scoring System), things like hits and blocked shots, giveaways and takeaways.
Brendan Morrow, for example, leads the league in hits for the postseason, and Montreal's Mike Komisarek is first in blocked shots. Alex Ovechkin, despite the fact he was eliminated in the first round, shares the lead in another category, missed shots, with the Sharks' Patrick Marleau.
Keeping in mind that the limitations of some of the RTSS stats have been well documented, I've put together a look at team figures for the numbers by adding up individual totals. Take them for what they're worth:
Keep in mind that the Stars' figures might be a bit higher given they played a seven period game. There have been enough games played, however, that the general trends should be pretty sound.
Pittsburgh's faceoff percentage has been horrible, for whatever reason.