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%)+(((MDSV+LDSV)/(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.
Yes, I am very behind on this series suddenly with the Golden Knights, but I will be back on a regular schedule from here on out. The Knights played 3 games in my absence and during that stretch went 1-1-1. A 2-1 loss against the Boston Bruins, a 5-4 win over the Ottawa Senators, and last evening a 4-3 Shootout loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The stats listed are an average over the 3-game stretch and will be short. Overall, they did not get drastically outplayed at all. In the situations that I have noticed, unfortunately their lack of goaltending costed them 2 of those games. Maxime Lagace is a 24-year-old rookie, and was not expected to even see NHL time as backup this season, nonetheless as a starter. In the game against Toronto, a Nazem Kadri backhand goal squeaked through, and that has been Lagace’s story as of right now. He makes some very good stops that most should stop, but a lot of weak shots will squeak through, or a weak shot will turn into a rebound chance that could go in. No doubt, league average goaltending would have made this three game stretch a 2-1-0 record rather than a 1-1-1 stretch.
Honestly, this was a very average stretch by the Vegas Golden Knights. The biggest stat that jumped out to me was Maxime Lagace’s weak High Danger Save Percentage. In three games, he gave up a total of 4 goals on 17 shots. That is a .765 High Danger Save Percentage, the league average for goalies is around .79 or so. It is not his fault for these high danger goals, but at times in one goal games, they need a save. Now, if they got more offense against the Bruins, and won the skills competition (shootout) against the Leafs, they could have gone 3-0-0, alas they did not. Overall, Vegas was average during the stretch and play later this evening against the Montreal Canadiens. We will see if goal tending from Lagace can hold up to get a big win against Montreal during this tough scheduled road trip.