I was playing around with excel to see how bad we are at shootouts compared to everyone else and I found out some pretty interesting information.
Vancouver 52, Philly, Pit, SJ, and Washington all with 46. Okay, Us, Pit, Washington (and the Bruins) are the class of the East. Those numbers make sense.
Overtime win % (picking up the extra point):
Pit 64% (4th in NHL), Wash 54% (11), Philly 35% (27), Boston 21% (30).
Shootout win % (picking up the lock-out point):
Pit 75% (5), Wash 40% (22), Flyers 30% (27), Boston 25% (29)
Us and the Bruins really suck at shootouts and in OT. The Pens dominate the extra session while the Caps are decent in OT and are mehhh in shoot outs.
If games ended in regulation (simulating playoffs- no 4 on 4 in playoffs) here are the top teams in the league (by win %)
Van 83%, Philly 78%, Boston 77%, Washington 75%. Pit is in 10th place with 65%. The interesting thing here is OT games played in general: Wash 24, Pit 22, Philly 17, Bos 14. This translates into NON OT Wins - playoff regulation wins: Van 45, Bos 41, Philly 40, SJS 36, Wash (10) 33, Pit (12) 32.
There is a lot of information here and I don't know what it all means but here are some things that I do know.
1. Pittsburgh and Washington play for OT points late in games (can I say that?)
2. Overtime sucks
A few positive things to think about heading into the playoffs when it isn't going great all-in-all:
1. We've got a goalie. His name is Bob. He's the guy.
2. Zherdev is back (for now)
3. We really did the same thing last year
/trying to keep it positive