Hall has 15 five-on-five points, second-most on the Bruins
after Pastrnak (17). He is averaging 2.78 points per 60 minutes of five-on-five play, which entering play Thursday, ranked 20th in the NHL
among forwards with 300 or more five-on-five minutes and seventh among left wings, per Natural Stat Trick
The difference between Hall and his fellow left wings leaguewide, though, is his role.
Consider that Jason Robertson
, Jeff Skinner
, Johnny Gaudreau
, Matthew Tkachuk
and Brady Tkachuk
, all in Hall’s points-per-60 neighborhood, are No. 1 left wings. Hall is making his noise on the third line, where he skates fewer shifts and plays with linemates who are not primarily tasked with producing offensive thunderclaps.