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PIT@WSH Game 1: Microstats

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Pittsburgh at Washington Game 1:  2017 NHL Playoffs
Individual Possession Analysis
Pittsburgh 3, Washington 2

The data presented below is the results of my Individual Possession Efficiency tracking.  Evaluating players on a per possession level at even strength (5v5).  I document how each individual possession ends for every player.  All corsi data was retrieved from Corsica.Hockey.

The chart below shows Turnovers Per Possession, by zone.  Hornqvist led the Penguins in 5v5 corsi% at 48%.  He also had the lowest turnovers per possession at .11 (4 turnovers on 35 possessions= .114).  Average turnover rate for the Penguins in game 1 was 23%.  Conor Sheary had the lowest corsi% at 5v5 at 4.3%.  Sheary posted the highest turnover rate at .67 turnovers per possession.  Overall Sheary had 9 possessions at 5v5, 4 resulted in a turnover in the offensive zone (4/9 = .44), and 2 resulted in a turnover in the neutral zone (2/9 = .22).

Turnover Rates Per line at 5v5:
Guentzel-Crosby-Hornqvist:  17.8%
Rust-Malkin-Kessel:  33.8%
Wilson-Bonino-Sheary:  29.2%
Kunitz-Cullen-Kuhnhackl:  31.5%

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Clearance Rates Per Line at 5v5:
Guentzel-Crosby-Hornqvist:  11.1%
Rust-Malkin-Kessel:  6.8%
Wilson-Bonino-Sheary:  16.7%
Kunitz-Cullen-Kuhnhackl:  13%

Now I track clearances separately as they do not count towards turnovers.  Simply because I want to differentiate player intent.  Clearances are part of the possession totals for each player, but not included in the turnover total.  Looking at clearances, gives you a good idea as to which players were under duress at times.

Turnover rates per defensive pair:
Schultz-Cole:  13.2%
Dumoulin-Hainsey:  16.9%
Maatta-Daley:  20%

Defensive Zone turnover rates per defensive pair:
Schultz-Cole:  7.5%
Dumoulin-Hainsey:  9.2%
Maatta-Daley:  3.6%

The chart below presents shot attempts and shot attempt assists per possession.  League average per my tracking thus far for shot attempts per possession is .11 (1.1 shot attempts per every 10 individual possessions).  League average Shot Attempt Assists Per possession are .066 (1 Shot attempts assist per every 15 individual possessions).

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The chart below shows passes completed per possession by the zone they were completed in.  For example, Hornqvist completed 8 passes in the offensive zone (8/35 = .23 Offensive Zone Passes Completed Per Possession).  Judging by the high defensive zone passes completed per possession for Pittsburgh’s defensemen, you can see how the ice was tilted quite a bit in Washington’s favor.

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The chart below shows offensive and defensive rebound% at 5v5.  Team average offensive rebound% in game 1 was 8.7%.  Average defensive rebound% was 5.2%.

For reference, in game 2 vs Columbus the average offensive rebound% was 10.3%. Average defensive rebound% was 6.5%.
In game 4 vs Columbus, average offensive rebound% was 7.8%. Average defensive rebound% was 8%.

Combined Offensive Rebound%’s per line:
Guentzel-Crosby-Hornqvist:  47.3%
Rust-Malkin-Kessel:  37.5%
Wilson-Bonino-Sheary:  0%
Kunitz-Cullen-Kuhnhackl:  16.7%

Combined Defensive Rebound%’s per line:
Guentzel-Crosby-Hornqvist:  0%
Rust-Malkin-Kessel:  16.1%
Wilson-Bonino-Sheary:  11.1%
Kunitz-Cullen-Kuhnhackl:  24.3%

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Written by RReed

April 29, 2017 at 1:20 PM

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