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Open Ice: Green's amazing season

Updated: February 16, 2009, 12:48 PM ET
By Sean Allen | Special to ESPN.com

Just how amazing is Mike Green?

Well, straight projections have him on pace for a 35-goal season, but extrapolate his pace from the past 19 games over the final 25 contests for Washington, and it's closer to 40.

The NHL record for goals by a defenseman is 48 by Paul Coffey in the 1985-86 season. Just for comparison's sake, though, Coffey played on an Oilers team that potted 426 goals while this season's Washington Capitals are on pace for 274 goals. Not that this fact ...

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