Friday, June 06, 2008

The year the goals stayed

This season was the first in recent memory where scoring didn't dip significantly in the postseason:


Season Playoffs Diff Pct
2000-01 5.510 4.802 -0.708 -12.85%
2001-02 5.240 4.767 -0.473 -9.03%
2002-03 5.310 4.708 -0.602 -11.34%
2003-04 5.137 4.404 -0.733 -14.26%
2005-06 6.051 5.651 -0.400 -6.62%
2006-07 5.760 4.951 -0.809 -14.05%
2007-08 5.440 5.365 -0.075 -1.38%

But before you credit the Red Wings for this revival, note that, in games Detroit played in these playoffs, the average goals per game was just 5.13, something that's attributable to the team's incredible 1.86 goals against average.

The Flyers, Devils (!) and Capitals played in the highest-scoring postseason games this season:


Team GP W L G/G GA/G GPG
1 PHI 17 9 8 3.06 3.18 6.24
2 NJD 5 1 4 2.4 3.8 6.2
3 WSH 7 3 4 2.86 3.29 6.15
4 COL 10 4 6 2.6 3.3 5.9
5 NYR 10 5 5 3.1 2.7 5.8
6 MTL 12 5 7 2.75 2.92 5.67
7 ANA 6 2 4 2.17 3.33 5.5
8 OTT 4 0 4 1.25 4 5.25
9 PIT 20 14 6 3.05 2.15 5.2
10 CGY 7 3 4 2.43 2.71 5.14
11 DET 22 16 6 3.27 1.86 5.13
12 BOS 7 3 4 2.14 2.71 4.85
13 NSH 6 2 4 2 2.83 4.83
14 MIN 6 2 4 2 2.83 4.83
15 DAL 18 10 8 2.5 2.28 4.78
16 SJS 13 6 7 2.31 2.46 4.77

Note the East-West split.
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At 4:40 PM, June 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did confine the reg season analysis to teams that made the playoffs?

As well, you'd have to factor in their opponents' GA (e.g. Detroit in the reg season played Columbus, but Columbus didn't make the playoffs - did they? haha don't follow them)

 

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