Saturday, February 14, 2009

Shots Against by Team

At the request of one of my commenters, here are the shots against faced per game by team since 1993-94. To find these numbers, I used Hockey Reference. Using the power play feature, you can sort the data according to specific criteria, such as all goalies who have played for a particular franchise since 1993-94. That gives us a page such as this one for the Los Angeles Kings. The next step is to copy those numbers into a spreadsheet, total them up, and repeat the process for every team in the league.

Here are the results, sorted in order of fewest to most shots per 60 minutes of play:

RankTeamMinutesSOGSOG/60
1.New Jersey71,16730,44525.7
2.Dallas70,99130,47625.8
3.Detroit70,98430,59025.9
4.St. Louis70,96131,23226.4
5.Philadelphia70,95631,71326.8
6.Ottawa70,76532,28827.4
7.San Jose70,72932,54827.6
8.Calgary70,94432,78527.7
9.Boston71,21132,93027.7
10.Vancouver70,92833,19528.1
11.Chicago70,77733,17328.1
12.Colorado70,95333,28528.1
13.Washington70,84133,32428.2
14.Edmonton70,96433,68128.5
15.Carolina70,89233,81828.6
16.Tampa Bay70,88133,82628.6
17.Minnesota38,18218,23528.7
18.Toronto70,89134,21829.0
19.N.Y. Rangers71,00634,31329.0
20.Buffalo71,06034,75329.3
21.Anaheim71,00034,98629.6
22.Nashville47,94323,64629.6
23.Los Angeles70,71835,02829.7
24.N.Y. Islanders70,83235,16929.8
25.Phoenix70,91735,31729.9
26.Montreal71,01935,42529.9
27.Columbus38,03919,04230.0
28.Pittsburgh70,97336,03130.5
29.Florida71,14336,53230.8
30.Atlanta43,06122,70131.6

4 comments:

ILR said...

Wow, Florida so low. Their quick heyday in the mid 90s was based on rolling a constant barrage of 3rd lines so I'd have imagined them to much higher as a lot of other expansion teams had much rougher starts in the league. Guess that sucking for a decade afterwards takes its toll.

San Jose and Ottawa have really done the expansionists proud. Surprise to see them that high as both quite likely had a lot to overcome from their first few seasons.

Colorado is the only powerhouse team of recent times that's somewhat lacking in this metric. There's a high correlation between low SA and success in the league.

The high-end teams after the big 3 feature no Stanley Cup winners. Unsurprisingly, St. Louis, Philly & Ottawa are often noted as examples of teams that were unable to overcome their handicap in goal. Turek, Lalime and Cechmanek were not good enough to enable a championship grade team to overcome the final hurdles. Is Nabokov above-average enough to do it for the Sharks?

Anonymous said...

When did the Blues have such a great defense?

Anonymous said...

Nevermind... I just remembered that they had Macinnis and Pronger for a long time.

Statman said...

As of Feb 24/09... I listed individual goaltenders (vs. using cumulative team totals) & ran a correlation of SOGA/60 Min & SV%:

All goalies
-.20
Goalies playing minimum 60 min's
+.37
Minimum 120 min's
+.24
Minimum 240 min's
+.23
Minimum 480 min's
+.21
Minimum 600 min's
+.26
Minimum 800 min's
+.31
Minimum 1000 min's
+.26
Minimum 1200 min's
+.29

This is just raw, total SOGA/60 & SV%... I did not break it down to evenstrength, while on PP, while on PK - which would be more interesting.