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Philadelphia Flyers Microstat Tracking, through November 19: 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 111 24 63.96% 17.78% 23.50
Brayden Schenn 44 18 56.82% 29.03% 13.50
Claude Giroux 97 10 51.55% 9.35% 21.03
Michael Raffl 90 23 48.89% 20.35% 22.72
Sean Couturier 43 12 48.84% 21.82% 15.01
Sam Gagner 60 7 48.33% 10.45% 22.71
Scott Laughton 75 18 48.00% 19.35% 22.00
Chris VandeVelde 68 13 44.12% 16.05% 18.83
Wayne Simmonds 96 21 40.63% 17.95% 25.13
Vincent Lecavalier 15 5 40.00% 25.00% 14.11
Matt Read 88 19 37.50% 17.76% 21.75
R.J. Umberger 33 1 36.36% 2.94% 19.04
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 35 6 34.29% 14.63% 19.14
Ryan White 65 12 30.77% 15.58% 21.14
Taylor Leier 7 1 28.57% 12.50% 19.91

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
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 64 57.81% 45.31% 12.50% 20.24
Jakub Voracek 179 64.25% 44.13% 8.38% 24.35
Ryan White 89 61.80% 40.45% 12.36% 17.89
Matt Read 132 57.58% 38.64% 13.64% 18.78
Claude Giroux 166 53.77% 38.55% 7.83% 19.51
Chris VandeVelde 106 53.77% 36.79% 10.38% 15.78
Wayne Simmonds 131 58.02% 35.88% 11.45% 19.90
Michael Raffl 104 65.38% 35.58% 11.54% 17.16
Brayden Schenn 117 52.14% 34.19% 10.26% 18.71
Sam Gagner 103 69.90% 33.01% 12.62% 27.26
Sean Couturier 107 46.73% 32.71% 11.21% 17.45
Vincent Lecavalier 31 58.06% 32.26% 9.68% 16.93
Scott Laughton 123 45.53% 31.71% 18.70% 16.43
R.J. Umberger 61 55.74% 29.51% 9.84% 19.62
Taylor Leier 13 46.15% 15.38% 30.77% 16.41

Zone Exits - Defensemen

Player Total Defensive Zone Touches Successful Exit Percentage Controlled Exit Percentage Turnover Percentage Exits Per 60
Evgeny Medvedev 160 35.63% 28.75% 15.63% 20.48
Shayne Gostisbehere 54 33.33% 25.93% 16.67% 27.20
Michael Del Zotto 332 38.86% 24.70% 12.05% 23.23
Mark Streit 315 35.56% 22.22% 13.65% 25.27
Luke Schenn 308 35.39% 22.08% 12.99% 28.32
Brandon Manning 226 38.50% 21.68% 12.83% 23.64
Nick Schultz 283 32.86% 18.37% 12.37% 20.21
Radko Gudas 283 31.45% 17.67% 14.49% 20.08

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 26 15.38% 60.81% 23.81% 39.29
Luke Schenn 108 45.37% 37.96% 16.67% 28.06
Brandon Manning 109 46.79% 34.86% 18.35% 18.35
Michael Del Zotto 160 48.13% 34.99% 16.88% 28.81
Radko Gudas 123 53.66% 31.39% 14.95% 27.75
Evgeny Medvedev 89 53.93% 21.35% 24.72% 31.98
Nick Schultz 123 57.72% 30.08% 12.20% 26.73
Mark Streit 139 58.27% 28.06% 13.67% 31.37

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
Matt Read 54.59% 39.94% 43.32%
Evgeny Medvedev 53.90% 40.72% 52.38%
Claude Giroux 52.79% 50.75% 47.47%
Jakub Voracek 51.68% 51.17% 48.06%
Luke Schenn 51.66% 35.47% 43.32%
Wayne Simmonds 51.02% 42.14% 47.39%
Radko Gudas 50.62% 46.34% 47.50%
Michael Del Zotto 50.40% 46.92% 50.46%
Ryan White 50.31% 32.64% 48.95%
Brandon Manning 50.17% 40.42% 44.91%
Scott Laughton 50.09% 40.22% 46.67%
Michael Raffl 49.85% 50.62% 48.77%
R.J. Umberger 49.83% 41.89% 53.02%
Sean Couturier 49.76% 42.93% 47.83%
Shayne Gostisbehere 49.55% 50.91% 16.67%
Mark Streit 49.36% 47.56% 53.91%
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 49.08% 32.84% 36.69%
Chris VandeVelde 48.62% 35.09% 44.64%
Sam Gagner 48.62% 41.71% 49.33%
Nick Schultz 47.65% 40.56% 44.87%
Taylor Leier 45.90% 42.86% 23.81%
Brayden Schenn 45.75% 48.10% 53.74%
Vincent Lecavalier 45.14% 35.44% 54.17%

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 1183
Total Entries Against 1184
Entry For Percentage 49.98%
Controlled Entries For 513
Controlled Entries Against 560
Flyers Controlled Entries Percentage 43.36%
Opponents Controlled Entries Percentage 47.30%
Flyers Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Controlled Entry 0.91
Opponents Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Controlled Entry 0.95
Flyers Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Uncontrolled Entry 0.38
Opponents Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Uncontrolled Entry 0.35
Flyers Defensive Zone Touches 3645
Flyers Successful Exit Percentage 42.99%
Flyers Controlled Exit Percentage 27.22%
Defensive Zone Turnover Percentage 12.59%

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