CF%=Corsi For %=Shot Attempts For/Total Shot Attempts
CA%=Corsi Against %=Shot Attempts Against/Total Shot Attempts
TPR=Total Play Rating (Not a completely verified stat) = (PDO-CA%)+High Danger Sv%
This article is going to be much shorter than the previous one, if you have any questions about what the stats mean, I will link the previous article that explains what each stat means and why it is important.
By these Corsi for and against numbers, it shows how Vegas dominated Arizona in puck possession during the contest. Vegas scored both of their goals at even strength. Their domination led puck luck to Vegas’ way. Arizona was eventually going to give up a goal, and 18 minutes into the third Nate Schmidt broke the game into a tie and James Neal in OT won it for the Knights.
Rarely in analytics do we see a team dominate with their CF% and win the PDO battle in a loss. This was a strong game by Vegas in which they deserved to win. Vegas, unlike their previous game against Dallas won this game on the statistical front, and luckily came out with the Win this evening.
Compared to last games total of 140.44, it is proven analytically on all sides that Vegas played a better team game. With a game like last night, if Vegas gets their front office together, could be more competitive than some people may have thought before. This was a good win by the team, and could see more wins than losses early in the year.
Game 1 Recap: https://liveinthestands.com/2017/10/07/vegas-and-analytics-series-game-1/