ToddM wrote:wonko80 wrote:Man, this team sure seems an awful lot like last year's team.
Kindof. We're actually getting league-average goaltending and our defense is improved, but our offense has taken a huge hit because of it. So it balances out.
Basically exactly what we should've expected when Hitch was hired.
No, the Stars sucked scoring wise at even strength last year, they finished the year at 2.23 goals scored at even strength. The special teams are way better, but the team is worse where the majority of the game is played 5 on 5.
Let's say last year before the team mailed in it. Start of last season through until Feb 1st.
The team's 5 on 5 Numbers through February 1st.
93.02% Save Percentage (5th best in NHL)
2.24 Goals Scored (Mediocre)
2.04 Goals Against (top 10 in NHL). 2.27 was league average
5 on 5 Numbers
91.19% Save Percentage (24th in NHL)
2.1 Goals For - 0.14 Lower from last season (27th in NHL)
2.46 Goals Against +0.42 Higher from last season (Stars are 17th in NHL tied with Washington)
Stars take 30.86 shots per game (20th in NHL)
Stars allow 27.9 shots per game (Best in NHL)
As of today Pittsburgh is ranked 31st (last) in both Goals For (1.9) and 3.31 (Goals Against) at 5 on 5.
So far they're getting much worse goaltending 5 on 5 this season from last season.
The team's PK save percentage has improved a lot it's now 11th today, as the PK has struggled the past few games. Last season it was worst in the league.
The team is 10th in save percentage while on the PP, last season they were 29th or 30th. So that has improved a lot.
The goal scoring is down slightly at even strength due to the 6.79% shooting percentage.