Monday, February 18, 2008

The goals they score

Here's a breakdown of all the goals scored in the NHL this season (before Monday's games):


Goals Per game %
Total 4935 5.49
5 on 5 3094 3.44 62.7%
5 on 4 1171 1.30 23.7%
5 on 3 159 0.18 3.2%
4 on 5 149 0.17 3.0%
4 on 4 134 0.15 2.7%
4 on 3 39 0.04 0.8%
3 on 3 2 0.00 0.0%
3 on 5 2 0.00 0.0%
3 on 4 0 0.00 0.0%
EN 160 0.18 3.2%
PS 14 0.02 0.3%




EV 3230 3.59 65.5%
PP 1369 1.52 27.7%
SH 151 0.17 3.1%
EN/PS 174 0.19 3.5%

Just keep these numbers in mind for future reference.
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4 Comments:

At 12:55 AM, February 19, 2008, Blogger Bruce said...

I find it sad that the NHL has virtually legislated the 3-on-3 out of the game. It used to be a built-in way to open up the ice in penalty-filled games, and it was damned exciting to watch. Unfortunately since the "Oiler rule" was imposed in 1985 the 3-on-3 has virtually gone the way of the dodo bird. There's been exactly 5 goals scored 3-on-3 league-wide since the lockout.

 
At 1:42 AM, February 19, 2008, Blogger Marchantfan said...

Most fascinating to me is how close the 4-on-5, 4-on-4 and 5-on-3(!) numbers are.The two man advantage numbers seem ridiculously low to me (comparable to SH goals). Maybe it's because I follow the Oilers, but there seems like there are plenty of 5-on-3 chances; less than short handed chances, but still. I had no idea that 5-on-3 goals were just as rare as shorties.

 
At 1:43 AM, February 19, 2008, Blogger Marchantfan said...

interesting word verification: gbjfu.

Gary Bettman Just...

 
At 11:53 AM, February 19, 2008, Anonymous Gordie said...

i think shorties (4 on 5) and 5 on 3's are close because of how many more shorthanded opportunities there are. you have to have a team shorthanded by one before they are down by two. (a 5 on 3 goal could even come a minute after a short handed one.) the percent of 5 on 3's scored on would be much higher than 4 on 5's scored upon.

but it does seem lower than it should be. and i agree that the match should be taken out. it would make the game more exciting to have 3 on 3 play every so often.

 

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