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Philadelphia Flyers Microstat Tracking (through November 5)

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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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This season, I am manually tracking both zone entries and zone exits for the Philadelphia Flyers. These statistics help to better understand the team's play in all three zones, and to illuminate the reasons for both strong and poor performances.

Thus far, we've used the numbers to highlight Evgeny Medvedev's strong neutral zone play, determine whether there could be an underlying reason for Medvedev's scratching, note the team's recent zone entry struggles, and pinpoint Brandon Manning's biggest weakness. But tracking these statistics is time-consuming, making it impossible to post the updated numbers after every game.

As a result, I'm going to try to release updated data once a week. The data is limited to five-on-five situations. These posts will not be for analysis - simply a data dump to give our readers a better understanding of both individual and team performance.

In addition, I've included a glossary at the end of each section, so that all of the tracked statistics are clearly defined.

Feel free to ask any questions in the comments! (Please note that these numbers do not include last night's win over Winnipeg.)

Zone Entries - Forwards

Player Total Entries Failed Entries Controlled Entry Percentage Unsuccessful Entry Percentage Entries Per 60
Jakub Voracek 74 13 62.16% 14.94% 23.03
Brayden Schenn 31 17 58.06% 35.42% 13.56
Claude Giroux 66 7 56.06% 9.59% 20.75
Sean Couturier 19 7 52.63% 26.92% 13.03
Michael Raffl 59 17 49.15% 22.37% 21.69
Sam Gagner 33 5 48.48% 13.16% 19.00
Scott Laughton 58 12 48.28% 17.14% 23.92
Matt Read 60 13 40.00% 17.81% 22.33
Wayne Simmonds 70 16 38.57% 18.60% 27.36
Chris VandeVelde 40 8 37.50% 16.67% 17.17
R.J. Umberger 32 1 37.50% 3.03% 19.67
Ryan White 51 11 37.25% 17.74% 22.13
Vincent Lecavalier 9 4 33.33% 30.77% 12.68
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 27 4 29.63% 12.90% 22.85

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
Jakub Voracek 115 68.70% 47.83% 6.09% 24.59
Sam Gagner 71 67.61% 26.76% 15.49% 27.64
Ryan White 60 65.00% 45.00% 8.33% 16.92
Michael Raffl 70 62.86% 38.57% 12.86% 16.18
Matt Read 94 62.77% 42.55% 10.64% 21.96
R.J. Umberger 55 58.18% 30.91% 10.91% 19.67
Brayden Schenn 76 56.58% 32.89% 9.21% 18.80
Sean Couturier 54 53.70% 37.04% 9.26% 19.89
Wayne Simmonds 79 53.16% 34.18% 10.13% 16.42
Chris VandeVelde 65 52.31% 32.31% 7.69% 14.59
Claude Giroux 111 50.45% 36.04% 9.91% 17.61
Vincent Lecavalier 24 50.00% 29.17% 12.50% 16.90
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 40 50.00% 40.00% 15.00% 16.93
Scott Laughton 84 46.43% 32.14% 15.48% 16.08

Zone Exits - Defensemen

Player Total Defensive Zone Touches Successful Exit Percentage Controlled Exit Percentage Turnover Percentage Exits Per 60
Michael Del Zotto 222 38.29% 23.87% 12.61% 22.70
Mark Streit 253 37.15% 24.51% 14.23% 25.67
Evgeny Medvedev 143 36.36% 29.37% 13.29% 20.79
Radko Gudas 170 32.94% 17.06% 12.94% 20.90
Brandon Manning 142 32.39% 19.01% 17.61% 18.12
Luke Schenn 164 32.32% 22.56% 15.24% 24.57
Nick Schultz 195 32.31% 19.49%

12.82%

21.06

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
Michael Del Zotto 103 47.57% 36.90% 15.53% 27.50
Luke Schenn 56 48.21% 33.93% 17.86% 25.97
Brandon Manning 80 48.75% 32.50% 18.75% 31.52
Evgeny Medvedev 76 53.95% 21.05% 25.00% 30.38
Radko Gudas 68 54.41% 28.35% 17.24% 25.37
Mark Streit 117 57.26% 29.06% 13.68% 31.95
Nick Schultz 79 62.03% 25.31% 12.66% 26.41

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
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 55.56% 26.32% 42.11%
Evgeny Medvedev 55.28% 41.18% 52.73%
Matt Read 54.68% 38.60% 46.03%
Claude Giroux 53.78% 49.26% 48.71%
Radko Gudas 53.68% 42.92% 46.67%
Luke Schenn 53.63% 35.88% 48.98%
Jakub Voracek 53.12% 49.62% 48.07%
Michael Raffl 52.51% 49.13% 50.00%
Scott Laughton 52.09% 42.21% 48.63%
Chris VandeVelde 51.91% 31.64% 46.34%
Ryan White 51.59% 30.90% 49.10%
Michael Del Zotto 51.47% 44.11% 50.00%
Brandon Manning 50.13% 37.89% 50.79%
Wayne Simmonds 50.12% 43.28% 51.50%
R.J. Umberger 50.00% 44.12% 52.21%
Mark Streit 49.07% 47.93% 51.50%
Sam Gagner 47.99% 43.51% 51.41%
Nick Schultz 47.20% 43.42% 49.02%
Sean Couturier 46.12% 43.56% 51.69%
Brayden Schenn 44.61% 50.33% 60.53%
Vincent Lecavalier 41.96% 36.17% 56.92%

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 799
Total Entries Against 775
Entry For Percentage 50.76%
Controlled Entries For 342
Controlled Entries Against 385
Flyers Controlled Entries Percentage 42.80%
Opponents Controlled Entries Percentage 49.68%
Flyers Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Controlled Entry 0.96
Opponents Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Controlled Entry 1.01
Flyers Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Uncontrolled Entry 0.37
Opponents Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Uncontrolled Entry 0.34
Flyers Defensive Zone Touches 2386
Flyers Successful Exit Percentage 43.04%
Flyers Controlled Exit Percentage 27.54%
Defensive Zone Turnover Percentage 12.62%

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

All statistics manually tracked by Charlie O'Connor.