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Mark Bedics | | February 9, 2017

By the numbers: Minn. Duluth's Stalder puts up 16 points in six-straight games and more

  Minnesota Duluth boasts two players with numbers to note this week.

Streaks, milestones and records. Can Minnesota Duluth’s Ashleigh Brykaliuk extend her points streak?  Will a 14th freshman reach the 20-point mark this weekend? Here's what you need to know this week by the numbers:

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2 | Freshmen from Boston College who have each scored at least 25 points this season, including Caitrin Lonergan (28) and Delaney Belinskas (27). Five programs in the country have at least one rookie that has eclipsed the 25-point mark, but the Eagles are the only team nationally that has two freshmen who have both scored at least 20 points.

3 | WCHA teams to reach the 20-win mark: Wisconsin (26), Minnesota (21) and Minnesota Duluth (20). UMD has bettered its 2015-16 win total (15-21-1) by five, while the Badgers reached 20 for the seventh-straight year. The Gophers have recorded 20+ victories all 20 seasons in program history.

5 | Categories in which Wisconsin senior goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens leads the country: wins (22), winning percentage (.938), goals-against average (0.79), save percentage (.956) and shutouts (11).

12 | Consecutive games with at least one point for Clarkson co-captain Cayley Mercer. She now has reached 44 points in three consecutive seasons and is first in ECAC Hockey with 33 points in conference.

13 | Freshmen across the nation who are 20-point scorers, including seven from Hockey East, two from the ECAC Hockey, one from College Hockey America and two from the WHCA.

16 | Points in six January games by Minnesota Duluth senior forward Lara Stalder, good for an NCAA-best 2.67 points-per-game average en route to earning the inaugural WHCA Division I National Player of the Month award.

19 | Current point streak by Stalder’s linemate and fellow Minnesota Duluth senior forward Ashleigh Brykaliuk, the second-longest in program history (10g-16a-26pts). Only Finnish Olympian Hanne Sikio recorded a longer scoring spree as a Bulldog, posting a 23-game run during the 1999-2000 season (17g-31a-48pts).

20 | Career shutouts in 100 career games for Clarkson goaltender Shea Tiley. That ties her for second all-time in Clarkson history.

55 | NCAA-leading points total by Minnesota forward Kelly Pannek, on 16 goals and 39 assists. The junior also leads the country in points-per-game (1.90), assists, assists-per-game (1.34) and face-offs won (403). She has tallied a point in 26 of the Gophers' 28 contests thus far.

501 | All-time wins by the Wisconsin Badgers. UW became the 10th program in NCAA Division I women's hockey history to reach the 500-victory plateau (and second WCHA school) with a 6-1 triumph last Friday at Bemidji State.

934 | NCAA-best saves by Ohio State's Kassidy Sauve, 139 more than the next-highest goaltender and 191 more than the second-place WCHA netminder. The redshirt-sophomore ranks third nationally with a .944 save percentage and tied for third with six shutouts.

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