Thursday, October 16, 2008

Goal and shot differential

It's early, with Edmonton, Minnesota and Florida having only played two games, but here's a peek at goal and shot differentials for all 30 teams through the first week of the regular season:


Team GP G/G GA/G Gdf Rk
S/G SA/G Shdf Rk
1 BUF 3 3.67 1.00 2.67 1
29.7 24.0 5.7 8
2 SJS 4 3.25 1.00 2.25 2
31.5 24.0 7.5 5
3 MTL 4 3.75 2.00 1.75 3
29.2 31.8 -2.6 19
4 MIN 2 4.00 2.50 1.50 4
26.0 31.5 -5.5 22
5 WSH 3 4.33 3.33 1.00 5
37.3 20.7 16.6 1
6 NYR 6 2.83 1.83 1.00 5
30.0 24.2 5.8 7
7 VAN 3 4.00 3.00 1.00 5
22.3 29.7 -7.4 26
8 EDM 2 3.00 2.00 1.00 5
23.5 34.0 -10.5 29
9 DET 3 2.67 2.00 0.67 9
38.0 26.3 11.7 3
10 CAR 3 3.67 3.33 0.34 10
32.7 32.7 0.0 15
11 PHX 3 2.67 2.33 0.34 10
28.0 31.3 -3.3 21
12 BOS 3 3.67 3.67 0.00 12
30.3 31.0 -0.7 16
13 ATL 3 3.67 3.67 0.00 12
30.0 36.0 -6.0 23
14 OTT 3 2.67 2.67 0.00 12
28.0 34.0 -6.0 23
15 STL 3 3.67 3.67 0.00 12
24.7 31.7 -7.0 25
16 LAK 3 2.33 2.33 0.00 12
19.0 28.7 -9.7 28
17 CHI 4 2.50 2.75 -0.25 17
27.0 30.0 -3.0 20
18 PIT 4 2.25 2.50 -0.25 17
26.0 35.2 -9.2 27
19 NJD 3 1.67 2.00 -0.33 19
35.0 21.7 13.3 2
20 DAL 3 3.67 4.00 -0.33 19
26.3 26.0 0.3 14
21 FLA 2 3.50 4.00 -0.50 21
36.0 28.5 7.5 5
22 NSH 4 2.75 3.50 -0.75 22
25.0 23.8 1.2 11
23 COL 3 3.33 4.33 -1.00 23
33.7 24.7 9.0 4
24 TBL 3 1.67 2.67 -1.00 23
23.0 42.0 -19.0 30
25 PHI 3 2.67 4.00 -1.33 25
30.0 27.3 2.7 9
26 CBJ 3 2.67 4.00 -1.33 25
29.7 28.7 1.0 12
27 TOR 3 2.67 4.00 -1.33 25
31.0 32.3 -1.3 17
28 NYI 3 2.33 3.67 -1.34 28
28.0 30.0 -2.0 18
29 CGY 3 3.00 5.00 -2.00 29
29.7 28.7 1.0 12
30 ANA 4 2.00 4.25 -2.25 30
31.2 29.0 2.2 10

Washington, New Jersey, Detroit and Colorado are all on the right side of the outshooting scale, not that necessarily begets wins.

And even though it's really, really early, some of the league's stronger teams are already separating themselves in terms of goal differential. Anaheim has really struggled, however, and as Earl Sleek points out, that's all on their big guns up front.

Keep an eye on Florida, who have cut down the shots against after letting Vokoun/Anderson just get shelled last season. The defence core look remarkably different there and it's going to have an impact.

Tampa Bay is just getting shelled; at least they get the Islanders tonight.
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4 Comments:

At 1:36 PM, October 16, 2008, Anonymous Keith said...

Unless their shot differential improves, it will be interesting to see how Minnesota, Edmonton and Vancouver's fortunes begin to change.

 
At 1:47 PM, October 16, 2008, Blogger saskhab said...

Vancouver's and Washington's shot differentials are skewed greatly by that lopsided game the two played against each other, where Vancouver only mustered 10 shots.

 
At 8:16 PM, October 16, 2008, Blogger Kel said...

Has anyone every attempted to count shots attempted instead of shots on goal? It may be a better indicator of which team controls the play more. Of course, if only they could have puck possession percentage like in video games.

 
At 2:03 PM, October 17, 2008, Anonymous Ebscer said...

Buffalo's numbers are a bit inflated due to that 7-1 win over the Islanders

 

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