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#UndefEaton - 04-01-13

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

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.

13-0-0.

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:

With
Eaton
Without
Eaton
13 Games 23
45
(3.46)
Goals For
(Per Game)
76
(3.30)
21
(1.62)
Goals Against
(Per Game)
63
(2.73)
378
(29.0)
Shots
(Per Game)
644
(28.0)
35 Power-Plays
Faced
91
5 Power-Play
Goals Allowed
19
85.7 % Penalty Kill
Percentage
79.1%
4 Shutouts 1
13-0-0 Record 15-8-0
26
(1.000)
Points
(Percentage of
Points Available)
30
(.652)

-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.

(Photo: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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