Today we initiate a new (semi?) regular feature outlining where the Pens rank in various statistical categories. Stats will be accompanied by comments where appropriate.

STANDINGS

Category Statistic Rank
Points 38 6
Point Percentage .613 9th

Pens don’t rank as high when you look at points per game.

SCORING

Category Statistic Rank
Goals For per Game 2.97 8th
Goals Against Per Game 2.48 11th
5-on-5 GF/GA Ratio 1.03 13th
  • Imagine what the GF/G would look like if they’d had a healthy Sid all year.
  • GA isn’t bad , but it is a huge decline from last year, when they were 2nd.
  • As a reference point on 5-on-5, Boston is 1st at 1.79 and Detroit is second at 1.67. You saw what both did to the Pens recently.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Category Statistic Rank
Adjusted Power Play Percentage* 15.7% 13th
Adjusted Penalty Kill Percentage** 91.1% 2nd
STAR*** 51.0% 14th
Number of Opponent Penalties – Own Penalties +15 5th
5-on-3 Time 11:33 2nd
5-on-3 Goals 3 T2nd

*Adjusts power play percentage to account for shorthanded goals allowed. **Adjusts penalty kill percentage to account for shorthanded goals scored. ***Special Teams Action Rating, this measures the percentage of times your were successful in a special teams situation. 50% is average.

  • In adjusted PK, The Devils are an unreal 98.2%, having allowed 8 power play goals but also scored 6 shorthanded goals.

GOALTENDING

Save Percentage: .911, 16th. This needs to improve.

OTHER

1-Goal Game Winning Percentage: .375, 26th. But does it mean anything? Detroit is 28th?

Got any others you want to know about? I can try to come up with them.