Dogs vs Cats - the numbers
Friday night hockey sees the Bradfield Brewery Sheffield Steeldogs play the Swindon Wildcats.
We asked stats man Adam to compare the two teams.
1) The powerplay
The Steeldogs currently have the second ranked PP across all teams in the National League. Including pre-season, they are currently 15 for 56 for 27%.
The only team that are currently enjoying more success are Swindon, who also have 15 power play goals but on just 52 attempts (29%)
2) The penalty kill
The league average penalty kill is currently 43 for 54 (80%). The Dogs are 42 for 52 or 81%. By contrast, Swindon are 49 for 58 (85%) and are currently 3rd best in the league. However, the Steeldogs also have 4 short-handed goals, compared to Swindon’s 2.
Across the league each team takes/gives up, on average, 34 per game. Both teams fall pretty close to that average. However, they are ranked 1 and 2 for shooting percentage at 14% (Swindon) and 12% (Sheffield), so to date both have been effective at putting the puck in the net.
The teams are 1 and 2 in shooting percentage, and are 2 and 3 in save percentage. Swindon have an all-team save percentage of 90.7%, with Renny Marr the backbone with a 91.3% save percentage and 2.8 GAA. Sheffield have an all-team percentage of 89.9% with Dima the backbone at 89.8% and 3.6 GAA.
5) Leading Scorers
Sheffield’s two imports are 1 and 3 in terms of scoring, with 9 and 6 (Vlad and Jan, respectively). Nathan Salem is nicely sandwiched between with 8 and Ashley Calvert has 6 too.
Aaron Nell currently has 15 goals (!) for Swindon whilst ex-Steeldog Eddie Bebris has 12 and import Malasinski has 10.
Thanks Adam. You can see how those numbers play out when the puck drops at 7:30 tomorrow.
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