- Offensive-zone Passes
- Failed offensive-zone passes (loss of puck-possession)
- Offensive-zone dekes
- Failed offensive-zone dekes (loss of puck-possession)
- Shots on net
- Attempted shots that are blocked
- Attempted shots that miss the net
As a team, the Habs are successful with 56% of their attempted plays when holding possession in the offensive-zone.
The Habs most successful players with the puck on their stick in the offensive-zone include PK Subban, Max Pacioretty, David Desharnais, and Tomas Plekanec. Each of these players are successful with 62% of their attempts to either pass the puck to a teammate, get a shot on net, or beat an opposing player 1on1 with a deke. Subban, Plekanec and Desharnais are most successful when they attempt to pass the puck to a teammate, while Pacioretty's most successful option is a shot on net.
Alexei Emelin and Yannick Weber are the only two players with success-rates at or under 50%. Weber only gets 34% of his attempted shots through to the net, while Emelin only gets 40% of his shots on net. Among forwards with a substantial amount of events, Brian Gionta, Rene Bourque and Andrei Kostitsyn have the lowest success-rates. Gionta and Bourque are successful with only 53% of their attempted o-zone passes, while Kostitsyn is successful with 56% of his passes, but only hits the net with 51% of his shots.
On a team producing less offense than ultimately required to make the playoffs, any play that leads to a loss of possession in the offensive-zone is poison. Breaking events down into these specific plays occurring in this specific zone may go a long way toward recognizing, focusing and improving players' reads and reactions within the offensive-zone. This is also useful as a coaching tool, as it quantifies which players are successful in which situations.
*note: I apologize for some misspelled names within the graph. I lost control of the "find and replace" tool within excel.