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SJ@PIT Game 5: Microstats

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2016 Cup Final
San Jose 4, Pittsburgh 2

The data displayed below is the results of tracking for Game 5.  I document what each player does per each individual possession at even strength(5v5).  The data is then interpreted to help help explain Corsi%.  All Corsi% data was obtained from corsica.hockey.

This was a pretty impressive performance by Pittsburgh, dominating the play despite losing 4-2.  Average Corsi% for all Pittsburgh players was 69.5%.  Maatta led the way in Corsi% at 84.2%.  Maatta had the 4th most individual possessions on the team at 38.  Maatta’s Passing Accuracy% was above the team average of 79.2%, and had a below average Turnover% of 18.4%. (team average was 23.2%).  Despite getting shelled in past games Maatta only had 2 defensive rebounds available while he was on the ice, and was able to obtain 1 of them for a 50% Defensive Rebound%.

Cullen posted the lowest Corsi% at 22.2%, and was tied for the highest Turnover% (turnovers per individual possessions) at 40%.  Cullen only had 5 possession at 5v5 and had 2 turnovers.  Both of these turnover occurred in the defensive zone for a 40% defensive zone turnover rate.  The 4th line which is composed of Fehr, Kuhnhackl, and Cullen were able to grab only 1 defensive rebound for a 7.1% Defensive Rebound% average between them.  The Team average for Defensive Rebound% was 12.7%.

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Hagelin and Hornqvist were the most efficient at generating SOG per each individual possession at 30% and 25% respectively.  The team average in SOG per individual possession was 8.4%.  Malkin completed the most offensive zone passes (15), next closest was Crosby with 11.  Pittsburgh attempted 25 dump ins at 5v5, and were able to recover 2 of them for a 8% success rate.  When Pittsburgh dumped the puck in, it resulted in a turnover 92% of the time.

Below shows the Offensive and Defensive Rebound% breakdown for each player.  Overall the Offensive Rebound% average was 10%, and the Defensive Rebound% 12.7%.  Defensive Rebound% were high throughout the team, but a small sample size due to the lack of san jose possession in Pittsburgh’s defensive zone.

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The breakdown below shows each players Passing Accuracy% and passes completed to a specific zone.  Malkin completed 24 passes on 43 Possessions, 15 in the Offensive zone, 4 in the Neutral zone, and 5 in the Defensive zone.  Average Passing Accuracy overall was 79.2%.

In the Offensive zone only, the average Passing Accuracy% was 76.6%.  Malkin’s Passing Accuracy% in just the Offensive zone was 93.8% (15/16), which is incredibly impressive.  Overall Malkin’s Passing Accuracy% was 85.7%, where he completed 24 passes, but had 1 failed attempt in the offensive zone, 2 failed attempts in the neutral zone, and 1 failed attempt in the defensive zone.

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Written by RReed

June 12, 2016 at 7:06 PM

Posted in Uncategorized

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