Shot Volume and Save Percentage - March 3, 2015

Welcome to Shot Volume and Save Percentage - our weekly look at shots and saves in the NHL at all strengths (EV, PK, and PP). Make yourself familiar with the acronyms below and then we'll jump into the data. We include four other seasons of data for reference.YEAR - season in which data was observedSV% - save percentage for the leagueEVSV% - save percentage at even-strength for th...

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Mapping Out Your Fantasy Hockey Playoff Schedule

As you prepare for your fantasy hockey playoffs, you'll want to make use of the fantasy hockey trade deadline to make sure your roster is optimized for the playoffs. Below, you'll find a breakdown of the NHL schedule during the standard playoff weeks for the Yahoo fantasy hockey system. You can sort the table by clicking on the column headers as needed. The column headers have the follo...

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Fantasy Hockey Podcast: Episode 19

With the Fantasy Hockey trade deadline looming, the Left Wing Lock team walks you through every possible scheduling angle to give your fantasy team an extra edge. Wondering which teams play the most games during the playoff weeks? Wondering which teams face the weakest opponents during playoff weeks? How many starts will your goalies lose to back-to-back sets in the playoffs? Find out in Episod...

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Goalie Usage in Back-to-Back Sets - February 27, 2015

Welcome to Goalie Usage in Back-to-backs - our weekly look at how each NHL team is distributing goalie starts in back-to-back sets.TEAM - NHL teamB2B - total number of back-to-back sets to dateSAME - number of back-to-back sets in which the same goalie was used for both gamesPCT - percentage of back-to-back sets in which the same goalie was used in both gamesAll col...

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Unsustainable - Skaters - February 25, 2015

Welcome to Unsustainable - our weekly look at skaters performing at unsustainable levels. Below, you'll find a data table with an emphasis on shooting percentages. What we know, from years and years of data, is that it is unlikely that a player can maintain a shooting percentage that deviates significantly from his career numbers for long amounts of time (which translates to lots of s...

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