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Closing in on career highs

Hockey is the ultimate team sport, but it doesn't mean from time to time we can't look at how the individuals that make up the team are playing.  With 16 games left in the regular season, here's a look a guys closing in on personal bests within their reach.

  • Sidney Crosby44 goals in 2009-10 (eclipses previous best of 39 in 2005-06)
  • Jordan Staal: 26 assists (career high is 27 in 2008-09)
  • Staal: 44 points (career high is 49 in 2008-09)
  • Alex Goligoski: already has set NHL career high in goals (7), assists (22) and points (29)
  • Pascal Dupuis: 16 goals (career high is 20 back in 2002-03)
  • Kris Letang: 22 assists (career high is 23, 2008-09)
  • Matt Cooke: 12 goals (career high is 15 back in 2002-03)
  • Brooks Orpik: has already set NHL career high in assists (18), is tied with his career high in points (19)
  • Mike Rupp: has already doubled his best NHL season in goals (12) and new career high in points (17)
  • Mark Eaton: tied his career high in assists (10) and points (13)