Thursday, April 17, 2014

Game 1: Habs spent substantially less time defending in the defensive-zone


This post will focus on how much time each Montreal Canadiens player has spent defending in the defensive-zone. Percentage of events spent defending is calculated by dividing the number of events each player engages-in while attempting to remove puck-possession from the opposition in the defensive-zone, by the total amount of defensive-zone puck-possession events.

A higher-percentage indicates that the player spends more time defending in the defensive-zone, and less time attempting to move the puck out of the d-zone. The red line represents the players percentage during the season, while the green line shows their percentage during game 1 versus the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Just a quick look at the team total shows us that the Habs spent less time in the defensive-zone defending against the Lightning than they averaged during the season.




This graph is similar to the above graph, except in the fact that the number represents the percentage of TOTAL EVENTS (all 3 zones) that were spent defending (without possession) in the defensive-zone.

As with the above graph, looking at the team total gives us a solid representation of just how much less time the Habs spent defending in the defensive-zone against the Lightning than they did during the regular season.

Only Andrei Markov, Brian Gionta, Dale Weise, and Max Pacioretty spent more time defending against the Lightning than they averaged during the regular season.




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