Vegas And Analytic Series (Game 8)


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%)+(((MDGA+LDGA)/(MDSA+LDSA))x100)

I adjusted the TPR rating to be better suited for the goalie’s play in their game. Note the changes in the formula above.


VGK: 5v5=51.14%



This game was a back and forth affair the entire time. Also, I am sorry for the delay with this article I am a little late, but I digress. Chicago was the odds on favourite for this game. If I were to bet on hockey, I would have doubled down on Chicago even. All in all, this was a fun game. Check out the graph from below. This game was back and forth for the most part until one part of the game. After Pierre Bellemare’s goal to make it 3-1 Vegas, the Golden Knights took complete control for the rest of the game. Something that never usually happens when a team fosters a lead. Overall a fun game that was well balanced. I still cannot believe the juggernaut Blackhawks lost to the Golden Knights using their AHL backup goaltender Oscar Dansk. With a 7-1-0 start, the Knights are shocking the NHL world game by game.

vegas 8.png



STL: 94.33



Vegas played a strong possession game, as well as fostering a very nice shooting percentage to bolster their PDO to a winning number. Their TPR this game was about 14 points higher than their last game and played a game that they deserved to win, unlike previous games in which they lucked their way into a win. Vegas, hahahaha I still am baffled by it. They are second in the Pacific and we are officially 1/10 of the way through the season. They are on a record setting pace, I hope you all understand that joke. As I continue these, I may include a video piece to explain my feelings about Vegas each game. Although I do not have high hopes for this team, they are fun to watch and have a chip on their shoulder. They are now cursed though, Bryce Harper was in attendance for this game against Chicago, which means that Vegas will get the Washington curse and not win more than one playoff series. I look forward to continuing this series as their season continues. Are we ready for the Knights to be crowned king of the NHL? We will find out.



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