Tuesday, December 14, 2010

First Quarter Report: 2009-10 vs. 2010-11

I had some time this week to crunch numbers (I love statistics!) and compare the first 20 games of this season with the first 20 games of last season.  It's very interesting to see in what areas the Stars have improved on, and surprisingly, what areas the Stars have not improved upon.  One thing to mention, in the first 20 games of last season, the Stars played 7 games at home, and 13 games on the road.  This season through 20 games, the Stars have played 11 games at home, and 9 games on the road.  Again, these statistics are only based on the first 20 games of this season, and of the first 20 games of last season.  

Win-Loss Record:
Last season:  8-12-0
This season:  11-8-1

Goals Scored:
Last season:  49 (2.45 per game)
This season:  61 (3.05 per game)

Goals Against:
Last season:  70 (3.50 per game)
This season:  62 (3.10 per game)

Shots For:
Last season:  554 (27.7 per game)
This season:  599 (30.0 per game)

Shots Against:
Last season:  536 (26.8 per game)
This season:  636 (31.8 per game)

Home record:
Last season:  2-5-0
This season:  5-5-1

Away Record:
Last season:  6-7-0
This season:  6-3-0

Penalty Minutes Accrued:
Last season:  541 (27.1 per game)
This season:  445 (22.3 per game)

Team Shooting Percentage:
Last season:  .088 %
This season:  .102 %

Team Save Percentage:
Last season:  .869 %
This season:  .903 %

Powerplay Percentage:
Last season:  13.0 %
This season:  24.7 %

Penalty-Kill Percentage:
Last season:  81.97 %
This season:  80.17 %

Powerplay Goals For:
Last season:  15
This season:  19

Powerplay Goals Against:
Last season:  22
This season:  23

Times on the Powerplay:
Last season:  115
This season:  77

Times Shorthanded:
Last season:  122
This season:  116

IceBox Attendance:
Last season:  28,540 (4,077 per game)
This season:  39,275 (3,570 per game)

I found it very interesting that the Stars have surrendered 100 more shots on goal this season, compared to last.  I did not expect to see that at all.  From looking at the team shooting percentage, and the save percentage, the Stars this season have had better luck putting the puck in the net, and stopping the puck.  No surprise there.  Penalty minutes are down, which is good.  The PK still isn't great, although it's nice to see the PP % rise, which I'm sure is attributed to the better scoring talent on this year's roster.  Another interesting statistic was the amount of powerplay opportunities the Stars have had this season, compared to last.  Through the first 20 games last season, the Star had 115 PP opportunities, to only 77 this season.  Why the discrepancy?  

This is probably boring stuff for most, but I thought some might find it interesting.  :)

2 comments:

Yeti said...

Regarding the attendance numbers, don't forget that the Stars eliminated 350 seats when they removed the north stage and put in the bar-type seating.

Subtract 350 from the 2009-10 total of 4,077 and you get 3,727. Attendance through 20 games is a bit down this season compared to last, but not much.

nutz4puckz said...

Yeit, that took a while to compile and interesting numbers to say the least. Indeed good to see the penalty minutes down and that's probably a good thing. Hopefully the PK gets better and it will need to if they want to make a serious run at this season.