Playoff preview: Avs vs. Wild

April 17, 2014 in Free Articles by Matt Pfeffer

Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild Records and head-to-head Avs: 55-22-8 Wild: 43-27-12 Head-to-head: The two teams each won five of the 10 total games. Five were separated by one goal
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Playoff preview: Kings vs. Sharks

April 17, 2014 in Free Articles by Sam Hitchcock

San Jose Sharks  vs. Los Angeles Kings  Records and head-to-head Sharks: 51-22-9 Kings: 46-28-8 Head-to-head: The Kings won three of five match-ups by a total of just three goals. Three
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Playoff preview: Rangers vs. Flyers

April 17, 2014 in Free Articles by Erik Yost

No. 3 Philadelphia Flyers (42-30-13) vs. No. 2 New York Rangers (45-31-6) Philadelphia and New York split the season series 2-2. Offense GVT Flyers 13.9 GVT Rangers -5 GVT Advantage:
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Playoff preview: Ducks vs. Stars

April 16, 2014 in Free Articles by Matthew Coller

Anaheim Ducks vs. Dallas Stars Team records and head-to-head Ducks – 54-20-8 – GF/GA 263-203 – Fenwick Close 50.2% Stars – 40-31-11 – 231-223 – 51.9% Season match-up – Dallas
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Playoff preview: Canadiens vs. Lightning

April 16, 2014 in Free Articles by Tom Awad

Playoff Preview: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Montreal Canadiens When the NHL decided to go back to a divisional playoff format, it was to encourage traditional rivals to meet each other
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Playoff preview: Blackhawks vs. Blues

April 16, 2014 in Free Articles by Ryan Wagman

St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks Team Records and Head-to-Head Blues – 52-23-7, 111 points. Goals F/A – 239-188. Fenwick Close – 53.1% Blackhawks – 46-21-15, 107 points. Goals F/A
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Last-minute playoff pool sleepers

April 16, 2014 in Free Articles by Michael Nowak

The 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs are now upon us and many of us are drafting players for our playoff pools. Here we will go through each series and highlight a
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Playoff preview: Penguins vs. Blue Jackets

April 15, 2014 in Free Articles by Ryan Wagman

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets Team Records and Head-to-Head Penguins – 51-24-7, 109 points. Goals F/A – 249-207. Fenwick Close – 50.2% Blue Jackets – 43-32-7, 93 points. Goals
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Best players of 2013-14

April 15, 2014 in Premium Articles by Tom Awad

With the regular season closing out on April 13, it is time to reveal the top 10 skaters and top five goaltenders based on their production throughout the campaign. After...

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What stats say about the Norris, Selke and Vezina

April 12, 2014 in Premium Articles by Matthew Coller

With 102 points and a commanding lead over the next best point producer, there is little doubt that Sidney Crosby will run away with the Hart Trophy for Most Valuable...

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HP Radio: Where do the Leafs go from here?

April 11, 2014 in Unfiltered by Matthew Coller

Matthew Coller and Ryan Wagman break down what went wrong with the Leafs, where they are headed with Brendan Shanahan in charge and what the biggest changes will be on
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HP Radio: The Norris Trophy debate

April 10, 2014 in Unfiltered by Matthew Coller

Matthew Coller and Sam Hitchcock discuss the Norris Trophy race. Who are the favorites? Who are the underrated and up-and-coming star defenseman? What stats should you use to analyze defenseman?
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The season’s most clutch goalies

April 9, 2014 in Unfiltered by Matt Pfeffer

Leverage is the measure of percentage in win probability a team could gain from a goal scored at any particular time in a game. You probably have an idea of
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When projections go wrong: The Minnesota Wild

April 8, 2014 in Free Articles by Matthew Coller

How do you predict where a team will finish in the standings? The question came in ragey, bullying form via Twitter…and as frustrating as that may be to deal with…a
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Timo on NHL Network Radio’s The War Room

April 8, 2014 in Unfiltered by Timo Seppa

Timo checked in with NHL Network Radio’s Mick Kern today, to discuss the collapses in Vancouver and Toronto, and to look forward to the NHL playoffs, which start in a little over a week.

Five burning playoff questions

April 8, 2014 in Free Articles by Sam Hitchcock

So much is happening with every team likely to participate in the playoffs that it is hard to digest it all. The playoff picture has changed – a lot. Injuries
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NHL power rankings

April 8, 2014 in Premium Articles by Tom Awad

Tyler Seguin moves up in rankings

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HP Radio: GM Mode ep. 2 – Rebuilding

April 7, 2014 in Unfiltered by Matthew Coller

Matthew Coller and Matt Pfeffer take you inside the front office with GM Mode. In episode 2, the two discuss rebuilding. How should GM’s view players? How should a team
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Shots, Qualitatively: Part 1

April 6, 2014 in Free Articles by Matt Pfeffer

I think it’s time we revisit the shot quality. More specifically, quantifying shot quality. I think using distance as a way of adjusting for the quality of shot has a
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Analytics goes ball hockey

April 6, 2014 in Free Articles by Matthew Coller

Wednesday nights at the American Indoor Hockey Center on Mineral Springs Road in West Seneca, New York – a suburb of Buffalo – groups of dudes get together and play
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