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TMR’s Hockey East Stat Package: Issue #2

Statistics. Some people love them, some people hate them. If you’re in the latter, look away right now.

If you like statistics, particularly ones that you can’t find in the everyday box score, this weekly post is going to be right up your alley. Click here to find our previous stat packages throughout the season. At the bottom, see some Merrimack-specific numbers.

Adjusted Possession Percentage

Percentage of total shots taken in all games, minus power-play shots
[table]Rank, Team, AdjPoss%
1., Merrimack, 61.57%
2., Notre Dame, 58.14%
3., New Hampshire, 56.42%
4., Boston University, 56.15%
5., Boston College, 55.03%
6., Maine, 53.78%
7., Vermont, 52.44%
8., Northeastern, 51.74%
9., Providence, 51.06%
10., Mass.-Lowell, 48.19%
11., Massachusetts, 40.80%
12., Connecticut, 39.00%
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PDO

Sum of even-strength save percentage and even-strength shooting percentage. Over time, should equal 1.000. Attempts to show which teams are getting “puck luck.” A higher PDO suggests a team will not be able to keep that pace, and over time will regress.
[table]Rank, Team, PDO
1., Boston University, 1.102
2., Vermont, 1.065
3., Notre Dame, 1.051
4., Boston College, 1.048
5., Mass.-Lowell, 1.024
6., New Hampshire, 1.013
7., Connecticut, .993
8., Providence, .986
9., Merrimack, .985
10., Massachusetts, .967
11., Maine, .954
12., Northeastern, .935
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Even Strength Performance

Note: Save percentage and shooting percentage includes shots taken shorthanded
[table]Rank, Team, Diff, 5x5GF, 5x5GA, Sv%, Sh%
1., Boston University, +3.67, 4.00, 0.33, .988, 11.43%
2., Notre Dame, +1.83., 3.17, 1.33, .937, 11.43%
3., Boston College, +1.50, 3.25, 1.75, .908, 13.98%
3., Vermont, +1.50, 2.50, 1.00, .949, 11.63%
5., New Hampshire, +1.00, 2.50, 1.50, .916, 9.76%
6., Merrimack, +0.60, 2.40, 1.80, .913, 7.27%
7., Mass.-Lowell, +0.25, 3.50, 3.25, .899, 12.50%
8., Providence, 0.00, 2.00, 2.00, .902, 8.33%
9., Connecticut, -0.80, 1.40, 2.20, .918, 7.45%
10., Maine, -1.00, 1.00, 2.00, .915, 3.93%
11., Northeastern, -1.50, 1.00, 2.50, .897, 3.85%
12., Massachusetts, -2.00, 1.60, 3.60, .878, 8.82%
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Advantage Goals

Percentage of team goals that require PP or EN situation
[table]Rank, Team, GF, PPG, ENG, AdvGF%
1., Maine, 11, 4, 0, 36.36%
2., Boston College, 18, 4, 1, 27.78%
3., Massachusetts, 12, 3, 0, 25.00%
3., Mass.-Lowell, 20, 3, 2, 25.00%
5., Vermont, 13, 3, 0, 23.08%
6., Connecticut, 9, 1, 1, 22.22%
7., Notre Dame, 25, 3, 2, 20.00%
8., Merrimack, 14, 2, 0, 14.29%
9., Providence, 9, 1, 0, 11.11%
10., New Hampshire, 13, 1, 0, 7.69%
11., Northeastern, 15, 0, 0, 0.00%
12., Boston University, 12, 0, 0, 0.00%

Team Faceoff Performance

[table]Rank, Team, FOW, FOL, FO%
1., Notre Dame, 208, 161, 56.4%
2., Massachusetts, 182, 152, 54.5%
3., Providence, 129, 118, 52.2%
4., Merrimack, 180, 165, 52.2%
5., New Hampshire, 117, 120, 49.4%
6., Mass.-Lowell, 167, 173, 49.1%
7., Maine, 179, 194, 48.0%
8., Connecticut, 150, 165, 47.6%
9., Boston College, 128, 142, 47.4%
10., Vermont, 106, 119, 47.1%
11., Northeastern, 107, 127, 45.7%
12., Boston University, 69, 118, 36.9%
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Top Faceoff Performers

[table]Rank, Player, Team, FOW, FOL, FO%
1., Conor Hurley, Notre Dame, 34, 16, 68.0%
2., Hampus Gustafsson, Merrimack, 58, 33, 63.7%
3., Ross Mauermann, Providence, 46, 27, 63.0%
4., Steven Fogarty, Notre Dame, 60, 40, 60.0%
5., Shane Walsh, Massachusetts, 37, 25, 59.7%
6., Kyle Smith, UNH, 19, 13, 59.4%
7., Steven Swavely, Maine, 39, 28, 58.2%
8., Vince Hinostroza, Notre Dame, 61, 47, 56.5%
9., Ryan Fitzgerald, Boston College, 47, 37, 56.0%
10., Andrew Poturalski, New Hampshire, 24, 20, 54.5%
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Merrimack Specific

[table]
Category, Total, Home, Away
Goals For, 2.80, 2.00, 3.33
Goals Against, 2.20, 1.00, 3.00
Differential, +0.60, +1.00, +0.33
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Shots For, 37.00, 38.50, 36.00
Shots Against, 24.60, 22.50, 26.00
Differential, +12.40, +16.00, +10.00
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Shot Attempts For, 70.00, 84.00, 60.67
Shot Attempts Against, 44.40, 43.50, 45.00
Differential, +25.60, +40.50, +15.67
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Possession%, 61.19%, 65.88%, 57.41%
Shooting%, 7.57%, 5.19%, 9.26%
Save%, .911, .956, .885
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Attempts On Goal, 52.86%, 45.83%, 59.34%
Attempts On Goal Against, 55.41%, 51.72%, 57.78%
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Opp Shot Attempts blocked by MC, 22.97%, 21.84%, 23.70%
MC Shot Attempts blocked by Opp, 22.86%, 25.00%, 20.88%
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Mike McMahon covers Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report as well as on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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