Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 10/25/13
Need to understand any of the terms in the article below? Check out our Introductory Guide to Advanced Hockey Analysis — If Thursday’s matchup between the Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators evokes a metaphor, it’s a tug-of-war involving a very short rope and a lot of mud. There was a good deal of push-and-pull, sloppy play, and an overall choppiness to the flow of the game. It didn’t make for the most exciting sixty minutes of hockey, but an exciting four minutes and 43 seconds of overtime was enough to compensate. In keeping with that back-and-forth theme, the advanced statistics paint a picture of a tightly-played, evenly-matched game. At even strength, the Jets held a slight Corsi advantage, and an even smaller margin in Fenwick. Winnipeg fired 50 shots toward the net: 29 recorded shots, 14 blocks, 7 misses. On the other side, the Predators answered with 41 attempted shots: 26 shots on net, 10 blocks, 5 misses. Overall, this represents a close game in terms of possession, with...
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