Points Blown & Season Series (2012-2013 Final)

Pre-post-season thoughts

  • The Kings finished ahead of San Jose in the standings for the first time since 2003, the end of the season in which Dean Lombardi was fired as Sharks GM.
  • The Kings were second in the conference in regulation wins, with 24, one win behind Chicago.
  • The Kings finished the season tied in points with Vancouver. Were the two teams in the same division, the Kings would have won the tie-breaker (ROWs). As it stands, Vancouver has the 3rd seed, the Kings 5th.
  • The Kings finished 7 points behind the Ducks, but only allowed 2 more points-against (see “PA” column in points-blown standings). That is, the Ducks and Kings were equivalently difficult for opposing teams to earn points against. The Ducks handed out more OT/SO points.
  • Compared to the previous season, the Ducks were the most improved team in the West (see “DIFF” column in points-blown standings), followed by the Hawks, Jackets, Wild, Kings, Oilers and Sharks.
  • Everyone else got worse.
 
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Kings vs. Western Conference

 
REC
PF
PA
DC
DIFF
GR
TB
2120
CGY3-0-060240LAK
STL3-0-060240LAK
EDM2-0-152-140LAK
CBJ3-0-060240LAK
ANA2-1-154010LAK
SJS2-1-154010LAK
PHX3-2-064200tie
MIN1-1-134-100tie
NAS1-1-134-100tie
DET1-2-024-200tie
CHI1-2-024-200tie
COL2-1-0432-10COL
DAL2-3-047-2-10DAL
VAN1-2-0251-40VAN
REC = Season Series vs. Opponent; PF = points-for; PA = points-against; DC = points that don’t count; DIFF = points-for minus points-against and points that don’t count; GR = games remaining; TB = tie-breaker goes to…

Points-Blown Standings (regular season final)

Q
NHL
div
 
W/L/OTL
W
L
OTW
OTL
SOW
SOL
PTS
ROW
GF
GA
GD
PT%
 
11-'12
diff
OSP%
321%
PB
PA
PD
2702703535555581020.31910191000.5630.5000.500
11C.136-7-525750657730155102530.8020.6160.1860.7400.708193542
22P.130-12-6231213636624140118220.6880.4880.2000.5940.618304323
34C.229-17-2201741516024129116130.6250.665-0.0400.5630.556364713
45P.227-16-5241611245925133118150.6150.5790.0350.5830.576374514
53N.126-15-720151156592112712160.6150.677-0.0620.5520.54937509
66P.325-16-717160384571712411680.5940.5850.0080.4790.51439543
77C.324-16-820162325562212411590.5830.622-0.0390.5310.52840524
88N.226-19-3191931425522123127-40.5730.4940.0790.5210.51441514
99C.424-17-714175354551912011910.5730.3960.1770.4900.4794158-3
1010P.421-18-9161813465117125131-60.5310.591-0.0600.4580.4654559-8
1111P.522-22-4182223214820130142-120.5000.543-0.0430.4480.4584856-8
1212N.319-22-7152224234517125134-90.4690.4510.0180.4060.4175162-17
1313N.419-25-4172521034219128160-320.4380.549-0.1110.4270.4105460-18
1414C.516-23-9112333264114111139-280.4270.634-0.2070.3750.3615569-28
1515N.516-25-7112535223914116152-360.4060.537-0.1300.3330.3475769-30

KEY

  • Q = my standings, default sorted by points-blown (explanation of points-blown here).
  • NHL = the official standings, via NHL.COM.
  • DIV = Divisional ranking. C is Central; N is Northwest; P is Pacific.
  • R/OT/SO = wins and losses in each of regulation, over-time, and shoot-out.
  • GR = games-remaining.
  • ROW = regulation plus OT (but not SO) wins. The first tie-breaker.
  • GD = goal-differential.
  • PT% = points-percentage.
  • ’11-’12 = final PT% from the previous season.
  • DIFF = the difference between this year’s and last year’s PT%.
  • OSP% = “old school points percentage” — PT% with 2 points awarded for a regulation or OT win, 1 point for SO win or loss, and 0 points for a loss in regulation or OT. In other words, no Bettman point, and games that are tied after OT are ties (no shoot-out).
  • 321% = winning % (actually % of possible points) if a team is awarded 3 points for a regulation win, 2 points for an OT or SO win, and 1 point for an OT or SO loss. (This is a system that many think should be used by the league. I like it expressed as a point-% because it penalizes teams for giving away loser points, e.g. a team that is 10-0 with all wins in regulation is at 1.000, but a team that is 10-0 with all wins in OT is at 0.667. This only seems fair, since we already have a system where a team that is 0-10 but loses every game in OT has a point-% of .500, but a team that is 0-10 with ten losses in regulation is 0.000.)
  • PRJ = projected point total for 48 games.
  • TO 54 = the record needed to get to the presumed (by me) playoff-threshold. I lowered the presumptive playoff threshold to 54 points, from 55.
  • PB = points-blown.
  • 8th+/- = the distance in points-blown above or below the 8th seed.
  • PA = Points-Against — how many points a team has allowed other teams to earn. A loss of any kind is 2 points-against. An OT or SO win is 1 point-against.
  • PD = Point-differential — Points a team has earned, minus points-against.
  • PA% = Points-against percentage — a team’s points-against divided by the sum total of points earned in the conference, i.e. your share of the damage.