Re: Now the PP gets important , no ?
posted at 4/6/2013 10:42 PM EDT
In response to BsLegion's comment:
Habs get a PP in Boston 6 on 4 and their D is throwing the puck on net, it eventually goes in.
Bruins get maybe the most important PP of the season and the 6 players on the ice just don;t get it. It starts with Chara. Everyone knows the puck is going to him and he's either not quick enough to shoot or move the puck.
We can complain about the lines all we want, the game was at 2-1 till they got a PP 6 on 4 and they failed miserably , again !
Yes the PP is important, it's clutch and that's the bottom
Scoring is important. If the powerplay were so important, wouldn't teams that have awesome powerplays have awesome records?
Let's take a look:
1. Washington 10th
2. Philly 11th
3. Edmonton 9th
4. Pitt 1st
5. Anaheim 2nd
6. Habs 1st
7. St. Louis 8th
8. Calgary 14th
9. NYI 8th
10. Florida 15th
Chicago has the best record in the NHL Where are they on the powerplay? 20th
What does this tell you? Do you see any trends? I don't.
Prior to this loss, the B's had three straight wins. They went 0-4 on the powerplay across those three wins.
When they win without a powerplay goal, it's fine. When they lose by a goal and have no powerplay goals, the problem is suddenly the powerplay.
I know this will bring the powerplay mavens out with pitchforks and burning crosses, however I've just posted plenty of empirical data showing no direct correlation between powerplay goals (as opposed to even strenght goals) and consistent victory. If there is any data which shows a good powerplay (Top 10 in the league) mean more wins, please post it.