Advantage Margin: -49
The Avs actually allowed opponents four fewer power plays than they did in 2009-10 (314, down from 318). But they drew 53 fewer advantages, a big reason why Colorado fell from a playoff berth to 29th in the League standings.
Special Teams Goal Margin: -29
The power play wasn't bad, finishing 11th at 18.5 percent, though opponents scored 11 shorthanded goals. But the penalty killers got torched, allowing a League-worst 75 goals and finishing 30th on the penalty kill at 76.1 percent.
Goals by defensemen: 22
The Avs were in the bottom-three in scoring by defensemen and saw six of those goals leave when John-Michael Liles
was dealt to Toronto. They're hoping midseason acquisition Erik Johnson
will manage more than the 8 goals he scored in 77 games with St. Louis and Colorado.
2010-11 SEASON STATS
||68 (14th West/29th NHL)
|Change from 2009-10
||36 (14th West/29th NHL)
||32 (14th West/29th NHL)
Total: 12-7-1 OT: 6-7 SO: 6-1
The Avs were one of the NHL's best in the shootout, but none of the three goaltenders who took part in the tiebreakers (Peter Budaj
, Brian Elliott
, Craig Anderson
) are on the roster this season.
Times Scored First: 33
Only Atlanta had a lower winning percentage than the Avs' .545 mark when they managed to score first.
Best 2010-11 Number: 7-4-1
Colorado's record on Fridays, the only night of the week in which the Avs won more than half their games.
Worst 2010-11 Number: 5-25-2
The Avs' record after the All-Star break. The Avs were 25-19-6 before the break, but went 1-11-1 in February and 2-10-1 in March to fall completely out of the playoff race.
Colorado is facing a tough start -- they open at home against Detroit then have a five-game Eastern trip. They have an eight-game homestand in November and December as part of a 15-in-20 stretch at the Pepsi Center, but play nine of 12 January games on the road.