Vegas and Analytics Series (Game 9)

KEY:

CF%=Corsi For %=Shot Attempts For/Total Shot Attempts

CA%=Corsi Against %=Shot Attempts Against/Total Shot Attempts

PDO=Save%+Shooting%

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.

CF%:

VGK: 5v5=48.84%

CA%:

VGK:5v5=51.16%

The Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Colorado Avalanche 7-0 last night. The final score of this game does not indicate the way the Avalanche took control for a majority of the game from the Golden Knights. The Knights rolled the Avs due in part to three aspects: First, Captilizing on awful turnovers at the blue line by the Avalanche, the terrible defensive coverage by the Avalanche in front of their own net (Noticed especially during Erik Haula’s goal in the slot assisted by Jonathan Marchessault. I love these graphs done by Corsica.hockey because of how telling they are of the flow of the game. After their first goal, the Golden Knights did not control the game much, it was more the Avalanche that took control. This is not a good sign by Vegas if they want to continue their success. I know I am being hard on the Knights, but until they prove to control a game from beginning to end consistently, it will be hard to convince me that they will be successful all-season long.

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PDO:

VGK:133.33

COL: 66.67

TPR:

VGK:182.17

BY far the greatest team game Vegas has played all season. Riding an absurd shooting percentage of 33%, and fostering an 100% save percentage due to Dansk’s shutout, this team had a great game where it felt like every shot went in. This was not a bad game obviously by Vegas, yet it could have been a much greater win if they controlled the play more. More puck possession will be key with their two, young and inexperienced goaltenders playing due to injuries. Once their rookies get figured out, if they do not possess the puck more than the other teams, and put up historic shooting percentages, I do not see them continuing their success. I really want to root for this team, I really do. But until they can prove to me they are worth it, I do not witness them pushing for a playoff spot when March comes around. In other news, Jason Garrison was put on waivers for Vegas, this may be a move to bring Shipachyov back up from Chicago where is reportedly is playing tonight for the Wolves. This team is fun, the fan base is awesome, and hopefully they can figure it out and we can see the best expansion team in a long, long time.

 

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