Most sites provide some interesting power play and penalty kill statistics. The most basic being sites such as ESPN. However there are a number of stats that are not used at these sites such as my preferred: expected goals and shot quality neutral save percentage, a measure of shot quality. All these can indicate, before it is apparent, that a team has problems in a certain situation. For example I have
In order to somehow “summarize” this data I created the definitive situational table. I decided to include all data in one massive table due to the fact that I want to be able to see what happens to even strength data when I sort by power play data. In order to make the tables a little simpler I decided to split them up as well (as it’s easy to do so), so there’s separate even strength, power play and penalty kill tables. All columns are sortable, and in general one can spend hours sorting by all 27 columns. I included a goal differential in the separate tables (there was no room in the big one), but I put little weight in it as there’s a lot of random error in the results. This is more data than most people can stomach in one day let alone a few minutes, but I sure some people will like it as much as I do. If there are any errors let me know.
Also, why on earth do the Canadiens have such an amazing penalty kill?