In a new feature that I’ll be running here on Gone Puck Wild throughout the season, before each game, I will be analysing the underlying numbers for both the Wild and their next opponent to see how they match-up. Tonight’s opponent is, once again, the Montreal Canadiens.
-Here are the underlying numbers for both teams so far this year at 5v5 Close, along with some general statistics:
(GF%=Goals For %, CF%=Corsi For %, FF%=Fenwick For %, SF%=Shots For Percentage, Sh%=
Shooting Percentage, Sv%=Save Percentage)
Both teams have good puck possession numbers so far this year. The Habs high PDO, a result of their sky-high Sv%, indicates they are likely to regress to the mean. Their penalty kill has been much more successful than the Wild’s.
-Here are the Best 3 and Worst 3 players for each team in various statistical categories. This only counts players who have played 25% of their team’s games so far:
|5v5 CLOSE|| |
|Wild CF% Top 3|| |
|Wild CF% Worst 3|| |
|Habs CF% Top 3|| |
|Habs CF% Worst 3|| |
|Wild FF% Top 3|| |
|Wild FF% Worst 3|| |
|Habs FF% Top 3|| |
|Habs FF% Worst 3|| |
|Wild PDO Top 3|| |
|Wild PDO Worst 3|| |
|Habs PDO Top 3|| |
|Habs PDO Worst 3|| |
Michael Borunival appears to be a beast for the Canadiens, driving possession extremely well. Holland and Blunden would appear to be the weak links in that team.
-Here are the Player Usage Charts for both teams to illustrate which players are getting tough minutes and which players are being sheltered:
(Click To Enlarge) (Bubble Size=Corsi On Rating. Blue Bubble=Postive. Red Bubble=Negative)
Okay, that’s all from me. Make sure you check-out Scott’s official Gone Puck Wild Game Preview before puck-drop where you’ll get his insight along with all the information you need about the game.
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