2017 NHL Playoff Bracket Challenge

Invitation The NHL playoffs are here and you know what that means: it's time for the NHL Playoff Bracket Challenge at Left Wing Lock! The challenge is completely free and prizes up to $250.00 (USD) will be awarded to the top brackets this year. How to Play The challenge is simple...

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Shot Volume and Save Percentage - April 11, 2017

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 six other seasons of data for reference.YEAR - season in which data was observedSV% - save percentage for the leagueEVSV% - save percentage at even-strength for the...

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Goalie Usage in Back-to-Back Sets - April 7, 2017

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 - Goalies - April 6, 2017

Welcome to Unsustainable - our weekly look at goalies performing at unsustainable levels. Below, you'll find a data table with an emphasis on save percentages. What we know, from years and years of data, is that it unlikely that a player can maintain a save percentage that deviates significantly from his career numbers.The aim of this weekly article is to highlight players, tha...

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Unsustainable - Skaters - April 5, 2017

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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