Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Sharks Own the Kings, and Power Play Stats Fun

Sharks won again last night against the Kings, 4-1. The Kings have only won one of the last 11 games versus the Sharks, we OWN 'em. The Sharks scored twice on the power play, which sounds good, but it was out of 11 chances, a 18.2% rate. Interesting notes:

  • Right now the Sharks have the median power play, 16th out of 30 teams, converting at 17.5%.
  • They are still below average, the average power play conversion rate is 17.56%.
  • Don't like statistics? Too bad.
  • The standard deviation of PP% is 2.71, which means that Detroit (25%) is 2.75 standard deviations above the mean.
  • Chicago has the worst PP% at 12.9%, but are only 1.71 STD below the mean.
What does this all mean (haha)? That's the Sharks' power play is decidedly mediocre. And that Detroit's power play is 'more good' than Chicago's is bad, and that's saying a lot.

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