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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Surprise Sheary is Good by @evil_shero

Upon the news of Conor Sheary earning the NHL's first star of the week, it shed some light on what most Penguin's fans know; he's kinda good. How good? Well, let's see ...

He has been on a tear since joining the top-line with the best player in the world, Sidney Crosby. Sheary has eight goals in January which tied the Islander's John Tavares for the best in the NHL. In fact, in calendar 2017, Sheary has 12 points in 8 games which put him 12th in the entire league.

Conor's eight goals in January were all 5 on 5 which would put him 1st in the NHL. Two of those goals were game-winners. His 1.0 goals per game? 1st in the NHL. In the three home games Conor has been in he's racked up an unbelievable eight points (5-3-8). That would be 2.66 points per home game in 2017 which is - you guessed it - 1st in the NHL.

These points -again- none on the power-play as he's only earned about 8 mins of power-play time in eight games manning the second unit.

Sheary's points-per-60 is 5.60 which is 3rd best, goals-per-60 is 3.73 which is 3rd best, and did all this damage with 22 shots (36% shooting accuracy).

It would be this point in this writing to where I would feel obligated to post someone else's work in the form of a confusing chart. I really don't feel the need to do this since Conor's success has no burden of proof. Instead, I'm going to post this chart since it helps about as much as a spot-chart does.

How long can Sheary sustain this pace? I don't care; I'm enjoying the ride.

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