A quick glance at the Penguins' statistics would reveal Sidney Crosby and Jussi Jokinen lead the team in power-play goals with two each.
Brooks Orpik, who has accumulated all of 22 seconds of power-play ice time this season, is no where near being that conversation ... but he is responsible for two of the seven power-play goals the team has scored this season.
A statistic Penguins management keeps tabs on is drawn penalties which lead to power plays. Of the 22 skaters who have appeared in a game this season for the Penguins, 14 have drawn at least one penalty which led to a power play. Six of those players have drawn a penalty which led to a power play goal.
Orpik, a rugged defenseman, has drawn two penalties which have led to two power-play goals, tops on the team. On the bench, these are often credited as "his" goals.
|Player, Position||Penalties drawn
which have led to
|Sidney Crosby, C||3||1|
|Chuck Kobasew, RW
|Evgeni Malkin, C||3||1|
|Joe Vitale, C||3||0|
|Robert Bortuzzo, D||2||0|
|Pascal Dupuis, RW||2||0|
|Tanner Glass, LW||2||1|
|Paul Martin, D||2||0|
|Brooks Orpik, D||2||2|
|Chris Conner, LW||1||0|
|Matt Niskanen, D||1||0|
|*-Chris Kunitz, LW||1||0|
|*-Brandon Sutter, C||1||0|
|Harry Zolnierczyk, LW||1||0|
*-Kunitz and Sutter have each drawn penalty shots which do not figure into power-play statistics. Kunitz scored on his penalty shot while Sutter was denied.
**-"Other" penalties include delay of game and bench minors which are not drawn by any particular players.
-Right wingers Craig Adams, Beau Bennett, defensemen Deryk Engelland, Olli Maatta, Rob Scuderi, left wingers Jussi Jokinen, James Neal and center Dustin Jeffrey have not drawn penalties which have led to power play goals this season. Neither have goaltenders Marc-Andre Fleury or Jeff Zatkoff.
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