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Philadelphia Flyers Microstat Tracking (through December 8)

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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. The last round of metrics can be found here.

Zone Entries - Forwards

Player Total Entries Failed Entries Controlled Entry Percentage Unsuccessful Entry Percentage Entries Per 60
Jakub Voracek 164 31 60.37% 15.90% 25.13
Claude Giroux 131 13 52.67% 9.03% 19.52
Sean Couturier 85 16 50.59% 15.84% 16.97
Nick Cousins 10 0 50.00% 0.00% 19.11
Wayne Simmonds 148 23 48.65% 13.45% 24.85
Brayden Schenn 87 23 48.28% 20.91% 16.10
Scott Laughton 96 23 46.88% 19.33% 21.17
Sam Gagner 62 7 46.77% 10.14% 21.86
Chris VandeVelde 105 19 45.71% 15.32% 19.17
Michael Raffl 132 26 43.94% 16.46% 21.90
Vincent Lecavalier 15 5 40.00% 25.00% 14.11
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 65 14 40.00% 17.72% 17.62
Matt Read 132 27 38.64% 16.98% 21.18
Taylor Leier 19 2 36.84% 9.52% 25.50
R.J. Umberger 35 1 34.29% 2.78% 17.21
Ryan White 68 12 30.88% 15.00% 19.78
Colin McDonald 13 1 23.08% 7.14% 18.44

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 261 65.13% 45.21% 8.81% 26.05
Nick Cousins 24 54.17% 41.67% 16.67% 24.84
Colin McDonald 17 64.71% 41.18% 17.65% 15.60
Matt Read 201 58.21% 38.81% 11.94% 18.77
Taylor Leier 26 61.54% 38.46% 15.38% 21.48
Ryan White 97 58.76% 37.11% 13.40% 16.58
Chris VandeVelde 163 53.37% 36.20% 9.82% 15.89
Claude Giroux 247 53.04% 36.03% 8.50% 19.52
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 142 50.00% 35.21% 13.38% 19.25
Michael Raffl 174 60.34% 34.48% 11.49% 11.49
Sean Couturier 203 52.22% 33.99% 11.82% 21.16
Wayne Simmonds 201 55.22% 33.33% 11.94% 18.64
Brayden Schenn 187 51.34% 32.62% 13.90% 17.76
Sam Gagner 108 68.52% 32.41% 12.96% 26.09
Vincent Lecavalier 31 58.06% 32.26% 9.68% 16.93
Scott Laughton 157 45.86% 29.94% 17.20% 15.88
R.J. Umberger 70 60.00% 28.57% 10.00% 20.66

Zone Exits - Defensemen

Player Total Defensive Zone Touches Successful Exit Percentage Controlled Exit Percentage Turnover Percentage Exits Per 60
Shayne Gostisbehere 192 39.06% 32.29% 14.58% 27.44
Evgeny Medvedev 283 37.81% 27.21% 12.72% 23.37
Andrew MacDonald 32 37.50% 25.00% 9.38% 40.22
Michael Del Zotto 529 40.45% 24.01% 11.72% 25.20
Mark Streit 315 35.56% 22.22% 13.65% 25.27
Luke Schenn 467 34.69% 22.06% 13.06% 26.98
Brandon Manning 321 36.76% 20.56% 13.40% 22.40
Nick Schultz 409 30.56% 17.60% 14.18% 19.33
Radko Gudas 405 30.86% 16.79% 14.32% 19.77

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 86 38.37% 36.99% 24.64% 31.46
Brandon Manning 158 45.57% 37.34% 17.09% 29.99
Luke Schenn 158 46.84% 36.70% 16.46% 26.31
Evgeny Medvedev 129 51.16% 24.03% 24.81% 28.18
Radko Gudas 170 52.35% 33.56% 14.09% 26.89
Michael Del Zotto 249 53.01% 31.73% 15.26% 29.32
Mark Streit 139 58.27% 28.06% 13.67% 31.37
Nick Schultz 184 58.70% 31.52% 9.78% 28.46
Andrew MacDonald 9 66.67% 33.33% 0.00% 30.17

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 On-Ice Controlled Entry For Percentage On-Ice Controlled Entry Against Percentage Zone Entry For Percentage Neutral Zone Score
Shayne Gostisbehere 45.23% 32.55% 52.51% 53.99%
Matt Read 43.23% 42.76% 53.23% 53.32%
Colin McDonald 38.60% 36.84% 53.27% 52.56%
Claude Giroux

47.29%

46.69% 51.91% 52.03%
Evgeny Medvedev 43.38% 48.60% 52.51% 51.47%
Jakub Voracek 49.44% 46.68% 50.42% 50.97%
Wayne Simmonds 44.73% 45.74% 51.04% 50.84%
Radko Gudas 45.80% 46.12% 50.38% 50.32%
Sean Couturier 45.82% 45.92% 50.20% 50.18%
Michael Raffl 47.15% 47.54% 50.20% 50.13%
Brandon Manning 41.25% 44.72% 50.61% 49.89%
Michael Del Zotto 45.97% 47.83% 50.04% 49.67%
Taylor Leier 42.62% 32.89% 48.80% 49.55%
Nick Cousins 39.02% 41.46% 50.00% 49.49%
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 40.43% 38.44% 48.96% 49.38%
Luke Schenn 37.92% 43.93% 49.44% 48.18%
Mark Streit 47.56% 53.91% 49.36% 48.14%
Scott Laughton 39.94% 47.22% 49.51% 48.02%
Chris VandeVelde 39.13% 43.21% 48.36% 47.51%
Nick Schultz 41.94% 44.24% 47.56% 47.08%
Sam Gagner 42.41% 48.55% 48.17% 46.94%
Andrew MacDonald 52.00% 53.57% 47.17% 46.87%
Brayden Schenn 45.61% 50.88% 47.56% 46.53%
Ryan White 33.71% 49.44% 49.53% 46.25%
R.J. Umberger 41.46% 52.81% 47.95% 45.70%
Vincent Lecavalier 35.44% 54.17% 45.14% 41.41%

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
  • Neutral Zone Score - The expected Fenwick (on-ice unblocked shot attempts) percentage of a player assuming league-average performance in the offensive and defensive zones. The best way to isolate overall neutral zone play.

Team Statistics

Category Totals
Total Entries For 1758
Total Entries Against 1768
Entry For Percentage 49.86%
Controlled Entries For 769
Controlled Entries Against 816
Flyers Controlled Entries Percentage 43.74%
Opponents Controlled Entries Percentage 46.15%
Flyers Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Controlled Entry 0.92
Opponents Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Controlled Entry 0.92
Flyers Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Uncontrolled Entry 0.38
Opponents Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Uncontrolled Entry 0.34
Flyers Defensive Zone Touches 5499
Flyers Successful Exit Percentage 42.74%
Flyers Controlled Exit Percentage 26.93%
Defensive Zone Turnover Percentage 12.60%

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