We’re halfway through the first round of the 2022 NHL playoffs, and there have been some competitive series as well as one swift sweep courtesy of the Avalanche.
Now that teams have played a few games, players are starting to pile up scores, and we’re seeing who is at the top of the scoring charts.
This postseason has already seen a few hat tricks, with Vladimir Tarasenko scoring three goals in one night for the Blues. While it’s still early, keeping track of who is leading the league in playoff points for 2022 is an excellent method to predict who might win the Conn Smythe Trophy.
Let’s take a look at the 2022 Stanley Cup scoring leaders so far.
Who has the most points in the 2022 NHL playoffs?
This postseason, Cale Makar is in command. Following a Norris Trophy-caliber regular season, the youthful Avalanche defenseman scored 10 points in four matches during Colorado’s first-round sweep of Nashville.
Following Makar are some famous players, with Brad Marchand, Sidney Crosby, and Connor McDavid all having nine points.
Who is leading the 2022 NHL playoffs in goals?
In terms of goals, Minnesota’s Kirill Kaprizov has been the man to beat.
The Wild winger did not score in Game 1, but he has scored at least once in each game thereafter. He scored a hat trick in Game 2 and two goals in the Wild’s Game 5 loss.
Following him, five other players have five goals this postseason.
Who is leading the 2022 NHL playoffs in assists?
There are four players who are in a tie so far for the playoff leader in assists with Crosby, Makar, McDavid, and Tony DeAngelo all notching seven assists so far in this postseason.