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Philadelphia Flyers Microstat Tracking, through Nov. 15: Part 1

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Interested in a glimpse of the Philadelphia Flyers' zone entry and exit performance thus far this season? We have the numbers right here.

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Microstat Tracking is a new feature that attempts to quantify the performance of the Philadelphia Flyers in the offensive, neutral and defensive zones. All statistics are manually tracked by Charlie O'Connor. Part 1 consists of the raw data; Part 2 will include Charlie's thoughts on interesting trends in the metrics. Last week's metrics can be found here.

Zone Entries - Forwards

Player Total Entries Failed Entries Controlled Entry Percentage Unsuccessful Entry Percentage Entries Per 60
Jakub Voracek 97 19 61.86% 16.38% 23.07
Brayden Schenn 39 18 56.41% 31.58% 14.20
Claude Giroux 84 9 52.38% 9.68% 20.52
Sean Couturier 33 11 51.52% 25.00% 13.47
Michael Raffl 83 22 49.40% 20.95% 23.53
Scott Laughton 71 16 49.30% 18.39% 22.41
Sam Gagner 55 6 45.45% 9.84% 22.87
Chris VandeVelde 63 12 41.27% 16.00% 20.09
Wayne Simmonds 87 19 40.23% 17.92% 25.41
Vincent Lecavalier 15 5 40.00% 25.00% 14.11
R.J. Umberger 33 1 36.36% 2.94% 19.04
Matt Read 79 18 35.44% 18.56% 21.82
Taylor Leier 3 0 33.33% 0.00% 25.71
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 31 4 32.26% 11.43% 22.88
Ryan White 65 12 30.77% 15.58% 21.14

Glossary

  • Total Entries - the number of times that a player successfully gained entry into the offensive zone
  • Failed Entries - the number of times that a player attempted to gain entry into the offensive zone and was unable to do so (Ex. turnovers at the blue line, offsides, failed chip-and-chase/icings)
  • Controlled Entry Percentage - the percentage of a player's successful entries that came with possession (Ex. carry-ins, completed passes to a teammate)
  • Unsuccessful Entry Percentage - the percentage of a player's total attempted entries (total entries and failed entries) that did not result in a successful entry into the offensive zone
  • Entries Per 60 - the number of successful entries for a player per sixty minutes of 5v5 ice time

Zone Exits - Forwards

Player Total Defensive Zone Touches Successful Exit Percentage Controlled Exit Percentage Turnover Percentage Exits Per 60
Sam Gagner 101 69.31% 32.67% 12.87% 29.11
Taylor Leier 3 66.67% 0.00% 0.00% 17.14
Michael Raffl 91 65.93% 39.56% 12.09% 17.01
Jakub Voracek 152 64.47% 42.76% 8.55% 23.31
Ryan White 89 61.80% 40.45% 12.36% 17.89
Vincent Lecavalier 31 58.06% 32.26% 9.68% 16.93
Matt Read 118 56.78% 38.14% 13.56% 18.51
R.J. Umberger 61 55.74% 29.51% 8.51% 19.62
Chris VandeVelde 94 55.32% 38.30% 8.51% 16.58
Wayne Simmonds 106 54.72% 33.96% 12.26% 16.94
Claude Giroux 140 54.29% 39.29% 9.29% 18.57
Brayden Schenn 96 53.13% 33.33% 10.42% 18.57
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 44 52.27% 40.91% 13.64% 16.97
Sean Couturier 89 49.44% 32.58% 12.36% 17.96
Scott Laughton 116 44.83% 31.90% 19.83% 16.41

Zone Exits - Defensemen

Player Total Defensive Zone Touches Successful Exit Percentage Controlled Exit Percentage Turnover Percentage Exits Per 60
Michael Del Zotto 296 38.85% 24.66% 11.82% 23.45
Brandon Manning 202 38.12% 22.28% 13.37% 23.49
Evgeny Medvedev 160 35.63% 28.75% 15.63% 20.48
Mark Streit 315 35.56% 22.22% 13.65% 25.27
Luke Schenn 259 35.52% 22.78% 13.90% 28.21
Nick Schultz 249 33.33% 18.88% 12.45% 20.64
Shayne Gostisbehere 21 33.33% 28.57% 19.05% 29.58
Radko Gudas 251 31.47% 17.53% 14.34% 20.72

Glossary

  • Total Defensive Zone Touches - the number of times that a player had unquestioned possession of the puck in the defensive zone
  • Successful Exit Percentage - the percentage of defensive zone touches that resulted in the puck successfully exiting the defensive zone
  • Controlled Exit Percentage - the percentage of defensive zone touches that resulted in the puck successfully exiting the defensive while possessed by a Flyers player, either by the player carrying the puck out of the zone or passing the puck to a teammate
  • Turnover Percentage - the percentage of defensive zone touches that resulted in turnovers back to the opposition (Ex. failed clears, intercepted passes, misplays of the puck)
  • Exits Per 60 - the number of successful defensive zone exits by a player per sixty minutes of 5v5 ice time

Zone Entry Defense

Player Times Targeted Controlled Entry Allowed Percentage Uncontrolled Entry Allowed Percentage Break-Up Percentage Targets Per 60
Shayne Gostisbehere 11 0.00% 77.78% 22.22% 46.48
Michael Del Zotto 134 47.76% 35.08% 17.16% 27.33
Brandon Manning 101 48.51% 32.68% 18.81% 30.81
Luke Schenn 76 50.00% 34.09% 15.91% 26.98
Evgeny Medvedev 89 53.93% 21.35% 24.72% 31.98
Radko Gudas 109 55.96% 30.50% 13.54% 28.58
Mark Streit 139 58.27% 28.06% 13.67% 31.37
Nick Schultz 104 62.50% 25.00% 12.50% 25.86

Glossary

  • Times Targeted - the amount of instances when a Flyers defenseman was directly targeted by an opposing player as he attempted to gain access to the offensive zone
  • Controlled Entry Allowed Percentage - the percentage of targets that resulted in a controlled zone entry for an opponent, as the defenseman was unable to break up the rush or force a dump-in
  • Uncontrolled Entry Allowed Percentage - the percentage of targets that resulted in an uncontrolled zone entry for an opponent, as the defenseman was able to force the opponent to dump the puck into the zone
  • Break-Up Percentage - the percentage of targets that resulted in an unsuccessful zone entry for the opponent, due to the defenseman disrupting the play entirely
  • Targets Per 60 - the number of times a player has been targeted on a zone entry attempt per sixty minutes of 5v5 play

On-Ice Neutral Zone Statistics

Player Zone Entry For Percentage On-Ice Controlled Entry For Percentage On-Ice Controlled Entry Against Percentage
Shayne Gostisbehere 57.45% 44.44% 4.00%
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 54.90% 29.46% 39.13%
Matt Read 54.81% 39.19% 43.85%
Evgeny Medvedev 53.90% 40.72% 52.38%
Claude Giroux 53.09% 50.00% 50.48%
Luke Schenn 52.40% 34.66% 46.93%
Jakub Voracek 52.21% 50.58% 51.12%
Radko Gudas 51.83% 44.48% 49.17%
Michael Raffl 51.54% 49.83% 51.94%
Wayne Simmonds 51.35% 41.95% 48.22%
Michael Del Zotto 51.04% 45.41% 52.13%
Brandon Manning 50.68% 39.00% 46.83%
Chris VandeVelde 50.63% 32.78% 46.81%
Scott Laughton 50.59% 40.08% 47.81%
Ryan White 50.31% 32.64% 48.95%
R.J. Umberger 49.83% 41.89% 53.02%
Mark Streit 49.36% 47.56% 53.91%
Sean Couturier 48.84% 42.60% 49.72%
Sam Gagner 48.37% 41.45% 50.97%
Nick Schultz 47.91% 40.78% 47.72%
Taylor Leier 45.83% 45.45% 17.65%
Brayden Schenn 45.48% 46.94% 59.15%
Vincent Lecavalier 45.14% 35.44% 54.14%

Glossary

  • Zone Entry For Percentage - the percentage of Flyers offensive zone entries out of all entries (Flyers entries and opponent entries) while a specific player was on the ice
  • On-Ice Controlled Entry For Percentage - the percentage of Flyers offensive zone entries that came with possession of the puck relative to all Flyers offensive zone entries while a specific player was on the ice
  • On-Ice Controlled Entry Against Percentage - the percentage of opponent offensive zone entries that came with possession of the puck relative to all opponent offensive zone entries while a specific player was on the ice

Team Statistics

Category Totals
Total Entries For 1065
Total Entries Against 1041
Entry For Percentage 50.57%
Controlled Entries For 453
Controlled Entries Against 514
Flyers Controlled Entries Percentage 42.54%
Opponents Controlled Entries Percentage 49.38%
Flyers Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Controlled Entry 0.92
Opponents Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Controlled Entry 0.96
Flyers Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Uncontrolled Entry 0.39
Opponents Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Uncontrolled Entry 0.35
Flyers Defensive Zone Touches 3219
Flyers Successful Exit Percentage 42.99%
Flyers Controlled Exit Percentage 27.24%
Defensive Zone Turnover Percentage 12.83%

Glossary

  • Total Entries For - the total number of offensive zone entries (with possession and without possession) generated by Flyers this season
  • Total Entries Against - the total number of offensive zone entries (with possession and without possession) generated by opponents versus the Flyers this season
  • Entry For Percentage - the percentage of Flyers offensive zone entries relative to total offensive entries by both teams
  • Controlled Entries For - the total number of controlled offensive zone entries generated by the Flyers this season
  • Controlled Entries Against - the total number of controlled offensive zone entries generated by opponents versus the Flyers this season
  • Flyers Controlled Entry Percentage - the percentage of all Flyers offensive zone entries that came via possession of the puck (Ex. carry-in, successful pass)
  • Opponents Controlled Entry Percentage - the percentage of all opponents offensive zone entries that came via possession of the puck (Ex. carry-in, successful pass)
  • Flyers Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Controlled Entry - the average number of shot attempts generated by the Flyers on each controlled zone entry
  • Opponents Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Controlled Entry - the average number of shot attempts generated by Flyers opponents on each controlled zone entry
  • Flyers Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Uncontrolled Entry - the average number of shot attempts generated by the Flyers on each uncontrolled zone entry (Ex. dump-and-chase)
  • Opponents Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Uncontrolled Entry - the average number of shot attempts generated by Flyers opponents on each uncontrolled zone entry (Ex. dump-and-chase)
  • Flyers Defensive Zone Touches - the total number of times a Flyers player has controlled the puck in the defensive zone at even strength
  • Flyers Successful Exit Percentage - the percentage of defensive zone touches that resulted in the Flyers successfully exiting the defensive zone
  • Flyers Controlled Exit Percentage - the percentage of defensive zone touches that resulted in the Flyers successfully exiting the defensive zone with possession of the puck
  • Defensive Zone Turnover Percentage - the percentage of defensive zone touches that resulted in a turnover of the puck back to the opponent