Even by the tepid standards for 35-year-old shot-blocking defensemen from Delaware, Mark Eaton's statistics are rather ordinary. This season, Eaton has no points, a plus-6 and 20 blocked shots.
One statistic which pertains to Eaton does stand out.
That's the Penguins' record when Eaton is in the lineup.
It would certainly be a bit naive to assume Eaton has been greatly responsible for the Penguins incredible run of success as of late, but if you break down a few of the team's basic numbers, particularly on defense, Eaton's influence on the Penguins is undeniable:
|85.7 %||Penalty Kill
-Note: We have incorrectly stated on this blog and on Twitter that the Penguins' penalty kill without Eaton was 64.8 percent. We apologize for the error.
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