NHL playoffs 2022: Who is leading the postseason in points, goals and assists?

NHL playoffs 2022: Who is leading the postseason in points, goals and assists?

We are halfway through the first round of the 2022 NHL playoffs, with some tight series on hand in addition to one quick sweep courtesy of the Avalanche. 

Now that teams have gotten a few games under their belts, players are starting to put up points and we’re seeing who is at the forefront in the scoring category. 

We’ve seen a few hat tricks already this postseason, with Vladimir Tarasenko most recently potting three goals in a night for the Blues. While it’s still early, following along with you is leading the league in playoff points for 2022 is a good way to figure out who the potential Conn Smythe winner may be. 

Let’s dive into the scoring leaders so far in the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs. 

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Who is leading the 2022 NHL playoffs in points? 

Cale Makar is taking over this postseason. After a Norris-worthy regular season, the young Avalanche defenseman ripped off 10 points in four games during Colorado’s first-round sweep of Nashville. 

Following Makar, it’s some familiar faces behind him as Brad Marchand, Sidney Crosby, and Connor McDavid all have nine points. 

PLAYER POINTS
Cale Makar 10
Brad Marchand 9
Sidney Crosby 9
Connor McDavid 9
Kirill Kaprizov 8
Tony DeAngelo 8
David Perron 7
Leon Draisaitl 7
Ryan O’Reilly 7
Vincent Trocheck 7
Auston Matthews 7
Victor Hedman 7
Mitch Marner 7
Nikita Kucherov 7

Who is leading the 2022 NHL playoffs in goals? 

There has been one man leading the way in the goals category and that’s Minnesota’s Kirill Kaprizov. 

The Wild winger didn’t score in Game 1, but he’s potted at least one goal in every game since. He had a hat trick in Game 2 and recently had two goals in the Wild’s Game 5 loss. 

After him, five players have five goals so far this postseason. 

PLAYER GOALS
Kirill Kaprizov 7
Nathan MacKinnon 5
Jake Guentzel 5
David Perron 5
Evander Kane 5
Leon Draisaitl 5
Ryan O’Reilly 4
Vladimir Tarasenko 4

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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. 

PLAYER ASSISTS
Sidney Crosby 7
Cale Makar 7
Connor McDavid 7
Tony DeAngelo 7
Brad Marchand  6
Nikita Kucherov 6
Mikko Rantanen 5
Victor Hedman 5
Ryan Hartman 5
Mitch Marner 5
Evan Bouchard 5