Saturday, 7 January 2012

Brandon's Slide - a Statistical Analysis

As I sit in my hotel room in Prince Albert and ponder what has led to the Wheat Kings' 5-10-0-0 record in their last 15 games, I thought some statistical analyst might be helpful.

I'm not 100 per cent sure what to make of these numbers, but here they are none-the-less:

First 25 Games of the season:
Record: 16-7-1-1
Goals For: 110 (4.40 per game)
Goals Against: 85 (3.40 per game)
Power-Play: 31.1% (37-for-119)
Penalty-Kill: 74.5% (79-for-106)
Scored First: 13 Times
Shots Against: 794 (31.8 per game)
Goaltenders Combined SPCT: .893
Shots For: 847 (33.9 per game)
Outshot Opponents: 13 times

Last 15 games of the season:
Record: 5-10-0-0
Goals For: 46 (3.07 per game)
Goals Against: 66 (4.40 per game)
Power-Play: 15.7% (8-for-51)
Penalty-Kill: 76.0% (38-for-50)
Scored First: 4 Times
Shots Against: 540 (36.0 per game)
Goaltenders Combined SPCT: .878
Shots For: 465 (31.0 per game)
Outshot Opponents: 4 times

Here's some other interesting notes I discovered on my deep venture into hockey sabermetrics.

Since beating Moose Jaw 7-6 in overtime on November 20th, Brandon has had a lead in just seven of the 15 games they've played.

In those 15 games, they've played with the lead for a total of 195 minutes and 48 seconds but, in the ten losses in that stretch, they've played with the lead for a grand total of 30 minutes and 10 seconds (18:34 of that was in the 7-6 home-ice loss to the Warriors on November 25th when they had a 6-4 lead after two periods).

Like I said, I'm not 100 per cent sure what it all means other than the fact that, statisically, Brandon's play over the last 15 games matches their record.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One thing from the stats I noticed is thew lack of shots for. Time for shooting drills?