Emelin has an even-strength scoring chance ratio of 0.49. This gives him the fifth-best scoring chance ratio among the 8 defensemen who have played for the Canadiens this season. Expressed simply, this means that Emelin is involved in the production of 0.49 scoring chances for every 1 scoring chance he is involved in giving up.
SCORING CHANCES FOR
Emelin's offensive-zone risk/reward rating is up slightly from last season, while his o-zone ratio is equal to last year. Emelin is engaging in more offensive-zone events per-minute played this season, but has been less successful pinching-in at the offensive blue-line. This is an interesting stat, as Markov and Emelin continue to give up more odd-man rushes against than any other defensive-pairing. To be fair, Markov is more often the culprit.
Emelin is making more successful offensive-zone puck-possession plays. This is the product of an offensive-zone passing success-rate that has improved from 49.7% in 2011-12 to 55% this season. He has attempted to beat opposing players 1on1 (deke) less often this year, but has been more successful with this season's attempts.
His success-rate when attempting to get shots through to the net is almost identical.
SUCCESSFUL OFFENSIVE-ZONE PUCK/BATTLES PER-MINUTE
OFFENSIVE-ZONE RISK/REWARD RATING
OFFENSIVE-ZONE RATIO (SUCCESSFUL TO UNSUCCESSFUL PLAYS)
OFFENSIVE-ZONE LOOSE-PUCK RECOVERIES
OFFENSIVE-ZONE PUCK-BATTLE WINNING-PERCENTAGE /MP
OFFENSIVE-ZONE EVENTS / MP
INTERCEPTED OPPOSITION PASSES /MP
SUCCESSFUL O-ZONE PUCK POSSESSION PLAYS /MP
O-ZONE PUCK-POSSESSION SUCCESS-RATE
ATTEMPTED O-ZONE PASSES /MP
SUCCESSFUL O-ZONE PASSES /MP
O-ZONE PASSING SUCCESS-RATE
ATTEMPTED O-ZONE DEKES
SUCCESSFUL O-ZONE DEKES
O-ZONE DEKE SUCCESS-RATE
ATTEMPTED SHOTS /MP
SHOTS THROUGH TO THE NET /MP
SHOTS THROUGH SUCCESS-RATE
TRUE SHOOTING-PERCENTAGE (GOALS / ATTEMPTED SHOTS)
Defensively, Emelin has improved substantially this season. His defensive-zone risk/reward rating has gone up from 0.75 in 2011-12 to 1.20 this season, while his defensive-zone ratio has improved from 1.95 successful plays for every 1 unsuccessful play in 2011-12 to 2.86 this year.
Emelin is recovering nearly twice as many loose-pucks this season. His defensive-zone puck-battle winning percentage is also up significantly, as is his overall defensive success-rate.
He's engaged in more defensive-zone events per-minute played this year, but has blocked fewer shots and intercepted fewer passes. This is a reflection of the fact that Emelin is spending less time defending, and more time with possession in the defensive-zone this season.
Emelin is making more successful puck-possession plays per-minute played, and has an improved success-rate. This is thanks to an improved defensive-zone passing success-rate, as well as a willingness to choose the "dump-out" option when no pass is available. We can see this shift in decision making when we compare the number of dump-outs per-minute played in each season; Number 74 has attempted 0.154 dump-outs per-minute played this season, compared to .082 dumps per-minute played last season.
DEFENSIVE-ZONE RISK/REWARD RATING
DEFENSIVE-ZONE RATIO (SUCCESSFUL TO UNSUCCESSFUL PLAYS)
DEFENSIVE-ZONE LOOSE-PUCK RECOVERIES /MP
DEFENSIVE-ZONE PUCK-BATTLE WINNING-PERCENTAGE
DEFENSIVE-ZONE EVENTS /MP
DEFENDING IN D-ZONE SUCCESS-RATE/MP
INTERCEPTED OPPOSITION PASSES /MP
BLOCKED SHOTS /MP
SUCCESSFUL D-ZONE PUCK POSSESSION PLAYS /MP
D-ZONE PUCK-POSSESSION SUCCESS-RATE
ATTEMPTED D-ZONE PASSES
SUCCESSFUL D-ZONE PASSES
D-ZONE PASSING SUCCESS-RATE
ATTEMPTED D-ZONE DEKES
SUCCESSFUL D-ZONE DEKES
D-ZONE DEKE SUCCESS-RATE