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Behind The Numbers

Marchessault, 'Corsi god,' discusses Golden Knights' rebound

Forward admits he's not big into advanced stats, but numbers credit Schmidt, Smith for Vegas surge

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

Behind the Numbers is a weekly series where NHL.com examines both player and team trends with an emphasis being placed on advanced statistics. This week we sat down with Vegas Golden Knights forward Jonathan Marchessault to get a player's view into advanced stats and what he feels is the reason behind the Golden Knights recent success.

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Avalanche top line on historic pace

Numbers suggest MacKinnon, Rantanen, Landeskog can be most productive since 1997-98

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

Behind the Numbers is a weekly series where NHL.com examines both player and team trends with an emphasis being placed on advanced statistics. This week we look at the statistics behind what makes the Colorado Avalanche top line of Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog the best in the League.

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Tkachuk on pace to challenge Pettersson for Calder Trophy

Senators forward could outperform Canucks center despite different usage

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

Behind the Numbers is a weekly series where NHL.com examines both player and team trends with an emphasis being placed on advanced statistics. This week we look at the two leading competitors for the Calder Trophy, awarded to the NHL's top rookie.

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Golden Knights in best position to overcome slow start, statistics show

Fleury, Schmidt keys for turning around season after Thanksgiving, making playoffs

by Rob Reese @RobReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

Behind the Numbers is a weekly series where NHL.com examines both player and team trends with an emphasis being placed on advanced statistics. This week we use American Thanksgiving, an unofficial milestone during the NHL season, to look at where teams are in the race for the Stanley Cup Playoffs compared with numbers from last season.

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Pettersson trending upward for Canucks

Numbers point to rookie joining elite company; Kings, Blackhawks struggle under new coaches

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

Behind the Numbers is a weekly series where NHL.com examines both player and team trends with an emphasis being placed on advanced statistics. This week we look at some of the top rookies in the League, how the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings are doing with their new coaches, and teams on the upswing.

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Blackhawks thrived under former coach Quenneville

Numbers show Chicago was one of best teams in NHL during past decade

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

Joel Quenneville was fired as coach of the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday after a run that saw him win the Stanley Cup three times.

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Notable trends through first 10-game window

Hurricanes excel at even strength, struggle on special teams; Avalanche get about half of points from top line

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com goes behind the numbers to examine trends during the first 10 games of the season from 10 NHL teams with notable statistics. Some NHL coaches use increments of 10 games to measure success and to identify areas of improvement necessary to strengthen the team. All statistics and records listed are measured through the first 10 games of the season for the team in question. The only NHL team that had not played 10 games entering Thursday is the New Jersey Devils.
 

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Matthews edges Laine at even strength, statistics show

Similarities between Maple Leafs center, Jets wing exist in power play, time on ice

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com goes behind the numbers to compare the top two picks in the 2016 NHL Draft. Auston Matthews, taken No. 1 by the Toronto Maple Leafs and Patrik Laine, selected No. 2 by the Winnipeg Jets, will play against each other at Bell MTS Place on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN360, SN1, TVAS) and again in Toronto on Saturday.

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Early success sustainable for Blackhawks, statistics show

Toews, Chicago poised for bounce back season, benefit from Crawford return

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com goes behind the numbers to identify early season trends of three teams that did not qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season but are currently on pace to qualify in 2018-19. Team and individual statistics have been examined to find outliers that predict gradual regression to the mean or trends that can be sustained over a full season.

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10 rookies in position to succeed

Jokiharju on top pair for Blackhawks; Comtois, Steel making impact for Ducks, statistics show

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com goes behind the numbers to assess which rookies should earn a full-time roster spot beyond a nine-game trial. A player on an entry-level contract can skate in nine games before teams must decide whether to send him to the American Hockey League or junior hockey and delay the start of their contract to the following season. Based on time on ice, lineup trends, special teams play and 5-on-5 statistics, the following 10 rookies should play a full season in the NHL. The rookie skaters have been ranked in alphabetical order.

 

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