Sunday, November 20, 2011

Habs vs. Rangers 4-0 Win November 19, 2011

Plekanec the team-leader at even-strength and on the powerplay


Tomas Plekanec had either the top rating, or was among the top ratings in almost every category, as the Montreal Canadiens shutout the visiting New York Rangers by a score of 4-0 Saturday night.

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The above charts are visual representations of the percentage of total events that take place in each zone. The top chart is the Habs season average, while the lower chart is from the 4-0 win over the New York Rangers. As we can see, the Habs had 4 % more offensive-zone events against the Rangers, Two percent less defensive-zone events, and 2 % less neutral-zone events. The events used to calculate these percentages do no include those events that take place on the powerplay or while short-handed.


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Overall grades can also be expressed as the percentage of positive-events a player produces. They are also different than risk/reward in the fact that they take into account traditional plus/minus, as well as shot and point totals.

Nine players had overall grades above their season average. Seven of those nine players were forwards. Josh Gorges had the top overall grade. Other players with overall grades above 70 include Cammalleri, Plekanec, Gionta, Moen, Desharnais, and Cole.

Petteri Nokelainen showed loads of character during the game, but still produced the only grade below 60.

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Broken down into its simplest form, Risk/reward is simply the difference between the number of "good plays" a player produces, and the "bad plays" a player produces for each minute they are on the ice. The higher the number the more a player helps their team maintain puck-possession throughout the game.

Ten players had overall risk/reward ratings above their season average. Tomas Plekanec had the top overall risk/reward, followed by Cammalleri, Gorges, Desharnais and Cole. The high ratings for Cammalleri, Plekanec, Desharnais and Cole are a product of solid work on the powerplay. Plekanec, as an example completed an incredible 28 of 31 powerplay pass-attempts.  Gorges, on the other hand produced his solid rating while at even-strength and short-handed.

Nokelainen had the lowest overall risk/reward rating. Palushaj was the only other player with a rating below 0.50.

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Even-strength risk/reward rating is identical to overall risk/reward rating, except in the fact that it only takes into account events that take place at even-strength.

Eight players had ES ratings above their season average. Plekanec had the top rating, followed closely by Gorges and Cammalleri. Gorges mark is particularly impressive, as his offensive-zone rating is nearly equal to Plekanec and Cammalleri; a rare feat for number 26.

Nokelainen had the lowest EVEN-STRENGTH risk/reward rating. Nokelainen had  an impressive defensive-zone rating, but his o-zone and n-zone ratings were especially low.

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Offensive-zone risk/reward ratings are identical to even-strength risk/reward ratings, except in the fact that they only take into account EVEN-STRENGTH events that take place in the offensive-zone.

Eight players had EVEN-STRENGTH offensive-zone risk/reward ratings above their season average. Three of those players were defensemen. Erik Cole had far-and-away the best o-zone rating. Cole recouped 5 loose-pucks and completed 5 of 6 offensive-zone pass-attempts. Plekanec also had an impressive rating, as he completed 7 of 10 offensive-zone passes.

PK Subban and Petteri Nokelainen were the only two players with o-zone ratings in the negative. A negative o-zone rating shows that a player made more plays to lose puck-possession in that zone than he did to either maintain or acquire puck-possession in that zone. Subban's o-zone events were low, but he still failed with 2 attempts to pinch-in at the offensive blueline.

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Defensive-zone risk/reward ratings are identical to even-strength risk/reward ratings, except in the fact that they only take into account EVEN-STRENGTH events that take place in the defensive-zone.

Twelve players had EVEN-STRENGTH defensive-zone risk/reward ratings above their season average. Nine of those players were forwards. Subban had the top d-zone rating, followed by Weber and newcomer Frederick St. Denis. Subban won 4 of 5 d-zone puck-battles, while also recouping 7 loose-pucks. Weber won 4 of 6 d-zone puck-battles, while St Denis completed 10 of 12 d-zone pass-attempts.

Max Pacioretty was the only player with a d-zone rating in the negative. Number 67 completed only 1 o 3 d-zone passes.

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Neutral-zone risk/reward ratings are identical to even-strength risk/reward ratings, except in the fact that they only take into account EVEN-STRENGTH events that take place in the neutral-zone.

Six players had EVEN-STRENGTH neutral-zone risk/reward ratings above their season average. Pacioretty made up for his d-zone rating, as he posted the top neutral-zone risk/reward. Other players with solid n-zone ratings include Gomez, Cammalleri, and Gorges.

Diaz, Nokelainen and Emelin were the only players with negative n-zone ratings. Diaz and Emelin were unable to complete any n-zone passes.

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Short-handed risk/reward ratings is identical to even-strength risk/reward ratings, except in the fact that they only take into account events that take place while the team is short-handed.

Four players had short-handed risk/reward ratings above their season average, while 3 other players had SH ratings in the negative. Despite playing less that a minute while short-handed, Cammalleri

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Powerplay risk/reward ratings is identical to even-strength risk/reward ratings, except in the fact that they only take into account events that take place while the team is on the powerplay.

Seven players had powerplay risk/reward ratings above their season average. Raphael Diaz had the top PP rating, followed by Plekanec. Diaz completed all 12 of his powerplay pass-attempts, while Plekanec completed 28 of 31 attempted PP passes.

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