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Philadelphia Flyers Zone Entry Tracking (through March 7)

Interested in a glimpse of the Philadelphia Flyers' zone entry numbers thus far this season? We have the numbers right here.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

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.

It's been a while, so for your reading and research's pleasure, here are the updated individual and team zone entry metrics for the Philadelphia Flyers. Unfortunately, the demanding Flyers schedule in February forced me to prioritize the tracking of entries over exits, so that project will not be completed until after the season is finished.

All numbers are at 5-on-5.

Zone Entries - Forwards

Player Total Entries Controlled Entry Percentage Entries Per 60
Jordan Weal 6 66.67% 13.48
Jakub Voracek 352 59.38% 25.17
Sean Couturier 194 53.61% 18.68
Brayden Schenn 247 53.44% 19.02
Scott Laughton 184 53.26% 18.56
Claude Giroux 276 50.72% 19.44
Nick Cousins 64 50.00% 19.48
Wayne Simmonds 299 48.16% 21.61
Sam Gagner 131 46.56% 20.61
Michael Raffl 309 45.95% 23.14
Matt Read 255 41.57% 21.07
Chris VandeVelde 198 40.91% 16.40
Vincent Lecavalier 15 40.00% 14.11
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 183 38.80% 17.89
Taylor Leier 19 36.84% 25.50
Ryan White 180 33.89% 18.16
R.J. Umberger 85 32.94% 14.34
Colin McDonald 13 23.08% 18.44

Zone Entries - Defense

Player Total Entries Controlled Entry Percentage Entries Per 60
Mark Streit 89 44.94% 7.33
Shayne Gostisbehere 147 44.22% 13.07
Radko Gudas 108 41.67% 6.79
Michael Del Zotto 139 38.13% 8.93
Evgeny Medvedev 95 35.79% 8.50
Luke Schenn 47 29.79% 6.41
Brandon Manning 75 24.00% 8.06
Andrew MacDonald 14 21.43% 4.21
Nick Schultz 103 16.50% 6.79

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 5-on-5 ice time

Zone Entry Defense

Player Times Targeted Controlled Entry Allowed Percentage Uncontrolled Entry Allowed Percentage Break-Up Percentage Targets Per 60
Shayne Gostisbehere 288 42.01% 39.47% 18.52% 25.60
Brandon Manning 267 46.82% 39.70% 13.48% 28.70
Evgeny Medvedev 305 50.16% 31.81% 18.03% 27.28
Radko Gudas 387 50.39% 35.45% 14.16% 24.35
Luke Schenn 190 51.05% 33.69% 15.26% 25.92
Mark Streit 342 52.34% 35.09% 12.57% 28.18
Michael Del Zotto 425 53.18% 34.11% 12.71% 27.31
Nick Schultz 399 57.39% 33.59% 9.02% 26.31
Andrew MacDonald 112 58.93% 33.38% 7.69% 33.72

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 5-on-5 play

On-Ice Entry Statistics

Player On-Ice Controlled Entry For Percentage On-Ice Controlled Entry Against Percentage Zone Entries For Percentage
Colin McDonald 38.60% 36.84% 53.27%
Matt Read 44.71% 42.89% 52.46%
Sean Couturier 48.91% 46.28% 52.22%
Evgeny Medvedev 44.10% 47.18% 51.82%
Claude Giroux 48.69% 47.77% 51.53%
Michael Raffl 49.25% 46.44% 51.40%
Radko Gudas 46.40% 43.19% 51.34%
Wayne Simmonds 48.03% 46.99% 51.23%
Michael Del Zotto 46.93% 46.02% 51.13%
Jakub Voracek 50.00% 46.37% 50.82%
Shayne Gostisbehere 46.56% 39.93% 50.35%
Brandon Manning 42.27% 44.19% 50.29%
Sam Gagner 47.14% 49.80% 49.80%
Scott Laughton 42.48% 45.42% 49.79%
Brayden Schenn 48.10% 48.43% 49.41%
Mark Streit 47.60% 51.00% 49.38%
Luke Schenn 37.73% 43.65% 49.04%
Nick Cousins 42.36% 42.04% 48.93%
Taylor Leier 42.62% 32.89% 48.80%
Ryan White 35.15% 45.75% 48.68%
Nick Schultz 43.42% 46.01% 48.55%
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare 38.33% 39.52% 48.26%
Chris VandeVelde 38.16% 42.37% 48.05%
R.J. Umberger 40.61% 44.23% 47.65%
Jordan Weal 41.38% 40.63% 47.54%
Andrew MacDonald 52.40% 44.92% 47.41%
Vincent Lecavalier 35.44% 54.17% 45.14%

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

All Three Zones Statistics

Player Offensive Zone Score Defensive Zone Score Neutral Zone Score
Matt Read +11.22% -1.02% 52.83%
Sean Couturier +2.47% +2.74% 52.74%
Colin McDonald -43.16% +3.72% 52.56%
Radko Gudas +6.54% +0.86% 51.99%
Michael Raffl +0.36% +2.49% 51.95%
Claude Giroux +0.48% +2.21% 51.71%
Jakub Voracek -1.62% +5.44% 51.54%
Wayne Simmonds +5.16% +3.82% 51.43%
Michael Del Zotto +4.59% -2.37% 51.31%
Evgeny Medvedev +11.04% -9.66% 51.20%
Shayne Gostisbehere -1.36% -6.31% 51.03%
Brandon Manning +5.77% -17.60% 49.89%
Taylor Leier -52.40% -17.23% 49.55%
Brayden Schenn +4.62% -5.37% 49.34%
Sam Gagner +9.75% -7.02% 49.27%
Scott Laughton +0.00% -7.13% 49.19%
Andrew MacDonald +6.20% +11.43% 48.81%
Nick Cousins +16.71% +13.24% 48.78%
Mark Streit +5.41% -2.94% 48.71%
Nick Schultz -3.38% +1.96% 48.02%
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare +9.76% -19.50% 48.01%
Luke Schenn -9.06% -7.94% 47.80%
Jordan Weal +9.66% -86.62% 47.70%
Chris VandeVelde +3.40% -12.43% 47.16%
R.J. Umberger +3.71% -8.62% 46.90%
Ryan White +5.62% -8.84% 46.45%
Vincent Lecavalier -5.87% -7.33% 41.41%

Glossary

  • 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.
  • Offensive Zone Score - The percentage over or below the expected number of unblocked shot attempts created while a player is on the ice, considering the number and type of zone entries, and the amount of offensive zone faceoffs.
  • Defensive Zone Score - The percentage over or below the expected number of unblocked shot attempts prevented while a player is on the ice, considering the number and type of zone entries, and the amount of defensive zone faceoffs.
  • Team Statistics

    Category Totals
    Total Entries For 3806
    Total Entries Against 3776
    Entry For Percentage 50.20%
    Controlled Entries For 1720
    Controlled Entries Against 1722
    Flyers Controlled Entries Percentage 45.19%
    Opponents Controlled Entries Percentage 45.60%
    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 0.41
    Opponents Shot Attempts (Corsi) Per Uncontrolled Entry 0.35
    Team Neutral Zone Score 50.11%

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