You guessed it! Steve Sullivan of the Nashville Predators. Sullivan leads the league in clutch points with 1,244. Second place? None other than...Sidney Crosby, who has 1,101.
As for Ovechkin, he's ninth with 905 clutch points. Evgeni Malkin, the NHL's point leader, isn't even on the list.
Here's how the clutch ratings are compiled:
So what do you make of USA Today's Clutch Ratings?
• First goal of the game: 75. Assist: 40. If first goal occurs after first period, then 100 and 60.
• Tying goal: 75: Assist: 40
• Two goals ahead (excluding empty netters): 50. Assist: 30
• Pull team within one: 25. Assist: 15
• Shootout goal: 50 points
• For go-ahead or first goal: Sliding scale from 25 to 100 for a third-period goal. Assist: Sliding scale from 10 to 50.
• Overtime: 100. Assist: 60
• For two goals ahead or tying goal: Sliding scale from 20 to 60 for a third-period goal. Assist: Sliding scale from 10 to 30.
Maximum points for a goal is 200 for an overtime goal.