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Third Period Goals vs First Period Goals NHL teams through March 12, 2015

Third Period Goals vs First  Period Goals NHL teams through March 12, 2015
Third Period Goals vs First Period Goals NHL teams through March 12, 2015

This scatter plot shows the Third Period Goals vs First Period Goals NHL teams through March 12, 2015.

The Penguins score the most in the first; The Lightning score most in the third.

The six teams below the diagonal score more in the first than the third.

This matplotlib graphic was made at SportsDatabase.com
with the SDQL
S(period scores[0]),S(period scores[2]),R(team)@team and season=2014|int($1) as First Period Goals,int($2) as Third Period Goals,$3@1 as ‘Third Period Goals vs First Period GoalsnNHL teams through March 12, 2015’?marker_size=36&polyfit=1&polyfit_show=1&polyfit_error_scale=1&marker_size=60

Goals Allowed vs First Period Goals Allowed for NHL teams through Feb 25, 2015

Devils Defend Early, Canadiens Later; Oilers Leak.

This icon-scatter-plot shows the Goals Allowed vs First Period Goals Allowed for NHL teams through Feb 25, 2015.

Also shown is the linear fit and the shaded region of normalcy.

Teams above the dashed line defend better in later periods.
Teams below the dashed line defend better in the first period.

While the Devils allow the fewest goals in the first period, by the end of the game they are about average.
The Canadiens allow the fewest goals overall, and are about sixth best in the first period.

This matplotlib graphic was made at SportsDatabase.com
with the SDQL S(o:period scores[0]),S(o:goals),R(team)@team and season=2014|int($1) as First Period Goals Allowed,int($2) as Goals Allowed,$3@1 as ‘Goals Allowed vs First Period Goals AllowednNHL teams through Feb 25, 2015’?marker_size=36&polyfit=1&polyfit_show=1&polyfit_error_scale=0.8&marker_size=60

Goals vs First Period Goals for NHL teams through Feb 24, 2015

Goals vs First  Period Goals for NHL teams through Feb 24, 2015
Goals vs First Period Goals for NHL teams through Feb 24, 2015

This scatter plot shows the Goals vs First Period Goals for NHL teams through Feb 24, 2015.

Also shown is the linear fit and shaded region of normalcy.

Teams towards the upper left do better later in the game.

Teams to the lower right score early and fade late.

The Penguins scored the most in first period with 62 goals.

The Lightning scored the most goals with 203, even though six teams outscored them in the first.

This matplotlib graphic was made at SportsDatabase.com
with the SDQL

S(period scores[0]),S(goals),R(team)@team and season=2014|int($1) as First Period Goals,int($2) as Goals,$3@1 as ‘Goals vs First Period GoalsnNHL teams through Feb 24, 2015’?marker_size=36&polyfit=1&polyfit_show=1&polyfit_error_scale=1&marker_size=60

Goals vs Shots on Goal for NHL teams through Feb 22, 2015

Goals vs Shots on Goal for NHL teams through Feb 22, 2015
Goals vs Shots on Goal for NHL teams through Feb 22, 2015

This scatter plot shows the Goals vs Shots on Goal for NHL teams through Feb 22, 2015.

The linear fit slope of 0.1 indicates that one in ten shots on goal results in a goal.

The Blackhawks have taken the most shots so far this season with 2065.

The Lightning have scored the most with 203 and also have the highest rate, scoring a goal per 9 shots.

The Hurricanes have the lowest scoring rate, taking over 13 shots on goal for every score.

This matplotlib graphic was made at SportsDatabase.com
with the SDQL

S(shots on goal),S(goals),R(team)@team and season=2014|int($1) as Shots on Goal,int($2) as Goals,$3@1 as ‘Goals vs Shots on GoalnNHL teams through Feb 22, 2015’?marker_size=36&polyfit=1&polyfit_show=1&polyfit_error_scale=0.25

Power Play Goals v Power Play Minutes for NHL teams through Feb 18, 2015

Power Play Goals v Power Play Minutes NHL teams through Feb 18, 2015
Power Play Goals v Power Play Minutes NHL teams through Feb 18, 2015

This scatter plot shows the Power Play Goals vs Power Play Minutes for NHL teams through Feb 18, 2015.

Also show is the linear fit and shaded region of normalcy.

The Red Wings are outstanding in their power play performance and lead the league with 51 such goals.

The Sabres and Avalanche are least efficient with the man advantage.

This matplotlib graphic was made at SportsDatabase.com
with the SDQL

S(minutes power play),S(power play goals),R(team)@team and season=2014|int($1) as Power Play Minutes,$2 as Power Play Goals,$3@1 as ‘Power Play Goals v Power Play MinutesnNHL teams through Feb18, 2015’?polyfit=1&polyfit_error_scale=0.2&marker_size=50

Goals v Shots on Goal NHL teams through Dec 24, 2014

Goals v Shots on Goal NHL teams through Dec 24, 2014
Goals v Shots on Goal NHL teams through Dec 24, 2014

This scatter plot shows goals v shots on goal for NHL teams through Dec 24, 2014.

Also show is the second order polynomial fit and a shaded region on normalcy.

Teams above the lower-left to upper-right diagonal score on a higher percent of shots than average.

The Blackhawks have taken the most shots and the Lightning have scored the most.

The Sabres have taken the fewest shots on goals and have scored the fewest goals.

This matplotlib graphic was made at SportsDatabase.com
with the SDQL
S(shots on goal),S(goals),Replace(team)@season=2014 and team|int($1) as Shots on Goal,int($2) as Goals,$3@1 as ‘Goals v Shots on GoalnNHL teams through Dec 24, 2014’?polyfit=2&polyfit_error_scale=0.0008&symmetri&aspec&marker_size=60

Faceoffs Won v Faceoffs Lost for NHL teams through Dec 23, 2014

Faceoffs Won v Faceoffs Lost for NHL teams through Dec 23, 2014
Faceoffs Won v Faceoffs Lost for NHL teams through Dec 23, 2014

This scatter plot shows faceoffs won v faceoffs lost for NHL teams through Dec 23, 2014.

Also shown is the third order polynomial fits and a shaded region of normalcy.

Teams in the upper right half of the plot have had more faceoffs than average.

The Canadiens have won the most faceoffs and the Flames have lost the most.

This matplotlib graphic was made at SportsDatabase.com
with the SDQL
S(faceoffs lost),S(faceoffs won),Replace(team)@season=2014 and team|int($1) as Faceoffs Lost,int($2) as Faceoffs Won,$3@1 as ‘Faceoffs Won v Faceoffs LostnNHL teams through Dec 23, 2014’?polyfit=3&polyfit_error_scale=0.0000006&symmetric&aspect&marker_size=60

Goals Allowed v Goals Scored for NHL teams through Dec 18,2014

Goals Allowed v Goals Scored for NHL teams through Dec 18,2014
Goals Allowed v Goals Scored for NHL teams through Dec 18,2014

This scatter plot show the goals allowed v goals scored for NHL teams throuugh Dec 18, 2014.

Also show is the polynomial fit and shaded region on normalcy.

The Oilers have allowed the most goals at 110 and the Predators the least with 59.

One the scoring side, the Lightning lead with 110 and the Sabres have scored the fewest with 59.

The Blackhawks stick out for high goals and low goals allowed.

This matplotlib graphic was made at SportsDatabase.com
with the SDQL
S(goals),S(o:goals),Replace(team)@team and season=2014|$1 as Goals Scored,$2 as Goals Allowed,$3@1 as ‘Goals Allowed v Goals ScorednNHL teams through Dec 18,2014’ ?marker_size=60&polyfit=4&polyfit_error_scale=0.0000001