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Philadelphia Flyers Microstat Tracking (through December 27)

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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 206 37 59.22% 15.23% 25.56
Claude Giroux 164 14 52.44% 7.87% 19.99
Brayden Schenn 117 31 51.28% 20.95% 16.96
Nick Cousins 10 0 50.00% 0.00% 19.11
Scott Laughton 118 25 50.00% 17.48% 21.14
Sean Couturier 117 19 48.72% 13.97% 17.98
Wayne Simmonds 174 27 48.28% 13.43% 23.86
Sam Gagner 62 7 46.77% 10.14% 21.86
Chris VandeVelde 124 22 42.74% 15.07% 17.96
Michael Raffl 163 26 41.72% 13.76% 21.96
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 94 17 41.49% 15.32% 18.39
Vincent Lecavalier 15 5 40.00% 25.00% 14.11
Matt Read 155 30 39.35% 16.22% 20.88
Taylor Leier 19 2 36.84% 9.52% 25.50
R.J. Umberger 54 5 33.33% 8.47% 17.51
Ryan White 89 15 30.34% 14.42% 18.42
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 315 64.13% 44.76% 8.25% 25.06
Nick Cousins 24 54.17% 41.67% 16.67% 24.84
Colin McDonald 17 64.71% 41.18% 17.65% 15.60
Taylor Leier 26 61.54% 38.46% 15.38% 21.48
Claude Giroux 303 53.80% 37.29% 9.24% 19.87
Matt Read 241 57.26% 36.93% 11.20% 18.59
Michael Raffl 219 62.10% 35.62% 10.96% 18.32
Chris VandeVelde 196 52.55% 35.20% 8.67% 14.92
Ryan White 125 57.60% 35.20% 12.00% 14.90
Wayne Simmonds 238 57.14% 34.45% 11.76% 18.65
Sean Couturier 247 51.82% 34.41% 11.74% 19.67
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 194 52.58% 32.99% 12.89% 19.95
Sam Gagner 108 68.52% 32.41% 12.96% 26.09
Vincent Lecavalier 31 58.06% 32.26% 9.68% 16.93
Scott Laughton 191 46.07% 31.41% 16.23% 15.77
Brayden Schenn 244 48.36% 31.15% 13.11% 17.11
R.J. Umberger 85 62.35% 27.06% 9.41% 17.19

Zone Exits - Defensemen

Player Total Defensive Zone Touches Successful Exit Percentage Controlled Exit Percentage Turnover Percentage Exits Per 60
Shayne Gostisbehere 288 36.81% 28.82% 13.89% 24.37
Michael Del Zotto 619 41.02% 25.28% 11.45% 25.01
Andrew MacDonald 32 37.50% 25.00% 9.38% 40.22
Evgeny Medvedev 432 38.43% 24.31% 11.72% 25.59
Mark Streit 315 35.56% 22.22% 13.65% 25.27
Brandon Manning 397 37.03% 21.91% 13.60% 22.92
Luke Schenn 515 35.15% 21.36% 13.40% 26.85
Nick Schultz 516 29.65% 17.05% 14.34% 18.77
Radko Gudas 543 30.57% 16.76% 14.36% 19.96

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 131 36.64% 38.60% 24.76% 30.11
Brandon Manning 195 48.21% 35.89% 15.90% 30.41
Luke Schenn 178 50.00% 34.83% 15.17% 26.40
Evgeny Medvedev 183 50.27% 28.42% 21.31% 28.21
Radko Gudas 220 50.91% 35.10% 13.99% 26.45
Michael Del Zotto 296 52.36% 32.10% 15.54% 28.69
Nick Schultz 226 53.98% 35.84% 10.18% 27.72
Mark Streit 139 58.27% 28.06% 13.67% 31.37
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
Matt Read 43.78% 42.97% 53.07% 53.24%
Colin McDonald 38.60% 36.84% 53.27% 52.56%
Claude Giroux 47.18% 45.40% 51.45% 51.81%
Jakub Voracek

48.80%

45.98% 51.19% 51.75%
Radko Gudas 45.94% 45.02% 51.38% 51.56%
Shayne Gostisbehere 43.34% 34.16% 50.57% 51.33%
Wayne Simmonds 45.36% 45.59% 51.21% 51.16%
Sean Couturier 46.39% 46.04% 50.92% 50.99%
Michael Del Zotto 47.36% 47.43% 50.50% 50.48%
Evgeny Medvedev 43.55% 47.38% 50.98% 50.20%
Michael Raffl 47.26% 46.28% 49.92% 50.11%
Brandon Manning 40.48% 44.85% 50.45% 49.55%
Taylor Leier 42.62% 32.89% 48.80% 49.55%
Nick Cousins 39.02% 41.46% 50.00% 49.49%
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 39.04% 39.34% 48.70% 48.63%
Scott Laughton 40.33% 46.74% 49.65% 48.33%
Mark Streit 47.56% 53.91% 49.36% 48.14%
Luke Schenn 38.62% 44.27% 49.30% 48.12%
Nick Schultz 41.00% 43.01% 48.33% 47.91%
Chris VandeVelde 39.45% 43.04% 48.47% 47.72%
Brayden Schenn 45.40% 48.70% 48.02% 47.36%
Sam Gagner 42.41% 48.55% 48.17% 46.94%
Andrew MacDonald 50.00% 52.00% 47.17% 46.87%
R.J. Umberger 42.02% 50.20% 48.28% 46.64%
Ryan White 33.33% 48.64% 49.66% 46.45%
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 2171
Total Entries Against 2172
Entry For Percentage 49.99%
Controlled Entries For 950
Controlled Entries Against 990
Flyers Controlled Entries Percentage 43.76%
Opponents Controlled Entries Percentage 45.58%
Flyers Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Controlled Entry 0.91
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 6773
Flyers Successful Exit Percentage 42.46%
Flyers Controlled Exit Percentage 26.58%
Defensive Zone Turnover Percentage 12.58%
Team Neutral Zone Score 49.62%

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