Players Who Drastically Exceeded Scoring Expectations in 2014 NHL Playoffs

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Players Who Drastically Exceeded Scoring Expectations in 2014 NHL Playoffs
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Some players have what it takes to put up big points in the postseason. Whether it's due to more ice time, great linemate chemistry, soft opponents, good luck or clutch play, some NHLers know how to light the lamp when the time is right.

Who is doing it this year?

Calculating which players exceeding expectations in the postseason is simple. Everyone's regular-season scoring rate was multiplied by the number of games they played in the postseason. The result was then compared to each player's actual points total and then ranked in order from highest to lowest.

How did they do it? Some players like Bryan Bickell got promoted to the top line, and others like Anze Kopitar got great new linemates. Also, depth players like Shawn Horcoff took advantage of some mistakes, while a couple of Canadiens just simply caught fire.

Whatever the reason, each of the 10 players featured on this list exceeded their regular-season scoring rate by a wide margin of at least four points in the postseason.

Let's begin!

 

All advanced statistics courtesy of Extra Skater or writer's own original research, unless otherwise noted.

 

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