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Philadelphia Flyers Microstat Tracking (through January 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 Controlled Entry Percentage Entries Per 60
Jakub Voracek 275 58.55% 25.01
Brayden Schenn 166 54.22% 17.95
Wayne Simmonds 229 51.53% 22.51
Sean Couturier 162 51.23% 19.29
Scott Laughton 145 51.03% 19.48
Nick Cousins 10 50.00% 19.11
Claude Giroux 212 49.53% 20.80
Sam Gagner 67 47.76% 20.80
Michael Raffl 226 44.69% 22.92
Vincent Lecavalier 15 40.00% 14.11
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 126 39.68% 17.47
Chris VandeVelde 156 38.46% 17.36
Matt Read 206 38.35% 21.76
Taylor Leier 19 36.84% 25.50
Jordan Weal 3 33.33% 21.95
R.J. Umberger 73 30.14% 14.83
Ryan White 129 29.46% 18.84
Colin McDonald 13 23.08% 18.44

Glossary

  • Total Entries - the number of times that a player successfully gained entry into the offensive zone
  • Controlled Entry Percentage - the percentage of a player's successful entries that came with possession (Ex. carry-ins, completed passes to a teammate)
  • 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
Jordan Weal 4 100.00% 75.00% 0.00% 29.95
Jakub Voracek 406 64.53% 44.09% 9.11% 23.83
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
Matt Read 294 57.82% 38.10% 11.22% 17.96
Claude Giroux 385 52.99% 37.40% 10.13% 18.52
Wayne Simmonds 326 57.67% 36.81% 10.74% 18.48
Michael Raffl 309 60.84% 35.28% 9.06% 19.07
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 257 52.92% 33.46% 12.06% 18.86
Sean Couturier 320 51.25% 33.44% 10.94% 19.53
Chris VandeVelde 250 54.40% 32.40% 10.80% 15.13
Vincent Lecavalier 31 58.06% 32.26% 9.68% 16.93
Sam Gagner 118 66.95% 32.20% 11.86% 24.52
Scott Laughton 255 49.02% 31.76% 13.73% 16.79
Ryan White 172 56.40% 30.81% 13.37% 14.16
Brayden Schenn 322 48.14% 30.75% 13.35% 16.76
R.J. Umberger 115 61.74% 27.83% 9.57% 14.42

Zone Exits - Defensemen

Player Total Defensive Zone Touches Successful Exit Percentage Controlled Exit Percentage Turnover Percentage Exits Per 60
Shayne Gostisbehere 415 37.35% 27.47% 13.49% 23.75
Andrew MacDonald 32 37.50% 25.00% 9.38% 40.22
Michael Del Zotto 845 40.83% 24.97% 10.77% 25.01
Evgeny Medvedev 562 37.54% 23.31% 14.41% 24.16
Brandon Manning 438 36.99% 21.92% 13.47% 21.90
Mark Streit 531 36.16% 21.09% 12.05% 25.48
Luke Schenn 556 34.71% 20.32% 13.67% 26.33
Radko Gudas 795 30.94% 16.23% 14.59% 21.08
Nick Schultz 697 29.12% 16.07% 13.20% 18.93

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 180 40.56% 36.15% 23.29% 27.58
Radko Gudas 293 48.12% 38.31% 13.57% 25.11
Brandon Manning 218 48.17% 36.69% 15.14% 29.47
Evgeny Medvedev 240 50.42% 30.41% 19.17% 27.49
Luke Schenn 190 51.05% 33.69% 15.26% 25.92
Michael Del Zotto 379 53.30% 33.77% 12.93% 27.47
Nick Schultz 288 54.86% 35.42% 9.72% 26.85
Mark Streit 212 56.13% 33.49% 10.38% 28.13
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 43.75% 41.79% 52.25% 52.65%
Colin McDonald 38.60% 36.84% 53.27% 52.56%
Claude Giroux 47.91% 45.92% 51.80% 52.19%
Jakub Voracek

49.94%

46.14% 51.27% 52.02%
Radko Gudas 45.54% 41.96% 51.25% 51.98%
Wayne Simmonds 46.96% 45.47% 51.67% 51.97%
Sean Couturier 47.16% 45.74% 51.63% 51.91%
Jordan Weal 20.00% 37.50% 55.56% 51.49%
Michael Raffl 47.80% 46.27% 50.91% 50.91%
Michael Del Zotto 46.36% 45.72% 50.73% 50.86%
Evgeny Medvedev 43.84% 46.95% 51.37% 50.74%
Shayne Gostisbehere 42.62% 37.33% 50.20% 50.49%
Taylor Leier 42.62% 32.89% 48.80% 49.55%
Brandon Manning 40.49% 44.17% 50.31% 49.54%
Nick Cousins 39.02% 36.17% 50.00% 49.49%
Mark Streit 47.23% 50.79% 49.38% 48.68%
Brayden Schenn 46.94% 47.81% 48.81% 48.64%
Nick Schultz 42.89% 43.41% 48.33% 48.22%
Scott Laughton 39.89% 44.82% 49.11% 48.09%
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 36.80% 37.52% 48.03% 47.87%
Luke Schenn 37.73% 43.65% 49.04% 47.80%
Chris VandeVelde 37.12% 41.28% 47.92% 47.04%
R.J. Umberger 40.00% 45.88% 48.13% 46.92%
Andrew MacDonald 50.00% 52.00% 47.17% 46.87%
Sam Gagner 43.03% 49.45% 47.90% 46.62%
Ryan White 32.79% 44.95% 49.14% 46.55%
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 2832
Total Entries Against 2824
Entry For Percentage 50.07%
Controlled Entries For 1245
Controlled Entries Against 1265
Flyers Controlled Entries Percentage 43.96%
Opponents Controlled Entries Percentage 44.79%
Flyers Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Controlled Entry 0.91
Opponents Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Controlled Entry 0.93
Flyers Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Uncontrolled Entry 0.40
Opponents Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Uncontrolled Entry 0.35
Flyers Defensive Zone Touches 8913
Flyers Successful Exit Percentage 42.17%
Flyers Controlled Exit Percentage 25.91%
Defensive Zone Turnover Percentage 12.233%
Team Neutral Zone Score 49.90%

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