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Wednesday night’s “points-blown” standings update

Two points “awarded” for every loss, one point for every OTL/SOL. Lowest point total is best. In parentheses are the official (ESPN) rankings. Calgary 15 (3) Chicago 15 (2) San Jose 16 (1) Colorado 22 (4) Los Angeles 22 (5) Nashville 22 (6) Detroit 22 (10) Phoenix 23 (7) Dallas 23 (9) Columbus 23 (8)…

Nerdy Stats Update

Stats via Behind the Net (link in the right margin under stats). Seven Kings have a PTS/60 (points per 60 minutes of icetime) above 2.0. They are: Kopitar (2.66), Smyth (2.59), Stoll (2.46), Parse (2.35), Williams (2.35), Simmonds (2.24), Jones (2.10). GFON/60 (goals-for, while player is on the ice, per 60 minutes) leaders: Schenn (5.16),…

In honor of the win, the “points blown” standings update:

Two points “awarded” for every loss, one point for every OTL/SOL. Lowest point total is best. In parentheses are the official (ESPN) rankings. Calgary 15 (3) Chicago 15 (2) San Jose 16 (1) Colorado 21 (4) Nashville 21 (6) Los Angeles 22 (5) Detroit 22 (10) Phoenix 23 (7) Dallas 23 (9) Columbus 23 (8)…

Standings in “Points Blown” format

Standings after tonight’s games, looking only at the number of points each team has blown out of the total points possible. Looking at the standings this way, the lowest point total is best, since it means you have blown the fewest points (a score of zero would be perfect, no losses, no OTLs or SOLs).…

Quick vs. LaBarbera [UPDATE post-Thrashing]

[UPDATE: after last night's 7-0 fun fest, I thought I would revisit Q's numbers to see where he stands vis-a-vis LaBarbera. The post has been altered accordingly:] Halfway through Quick’s next game, he will have played exactly the same number of minutes LaBarbera played for the Kings last season. Q has now played about a…

Scoring Benchmarks After Game 19

Before the season started, I offered up the hypothesis that, if the Kings were to make the playoffs, they needed to increase their scoring to 246 goals and decrease their goals against to 230. Subsequently, I offered up a template for how I thought the Kings could get to the 250 goal mark. (I rounded…

It’s Never Too Late For the Wheels to Fall Off

I was just looking at the standings, the ones that have the Kings in 5th in the Western Conference. I noticed that they have played more games than most teams behind them. That’s not good. Let’s look at the standings a couple of different ways. First, the tradition way, by points: SJS – 28 COL…

Bernier v. Quick in Manchester

Quick: 33 games / 17-13-2 record / 2.32GAA .922 SV% (’07, 19g), 2.68 GAA .919 SV% (’08, 14g) Bernier: 67 games / 30-28-6 record / 1.63GAA, .946 SV% (’07, 3g), 2.40GAA, .914 SV% (’08, 54g), 1.67GAA, .953 SV% (’09, 10g) Observations: Bernier has played twice as many AHL games. Bernier has a better GAA and…

Colorado’s Hot Start – Behind The Net

More great stuff from Behindthenet: Since 1967-68, there have been 36 teams that have started the season with a winning percentage between .769 and .846, essentially one more win or one more loss than the Avs.  The second WPCT is Colorado’s pythagorean winning percentage, based on its goals for and goals against. Here’s how they…