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Detroit's Stifling Defence (TSN.ca)

03 January 2015 - 03:49 AM

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The math freaks are at it again.

 

 

Detroit Red Wings – In a 3-1 win over New Jersey on New Year’s Eve, the Red Wings outshot the Devils 28-13. This was practically a perfect storm for stifling shots, at least in a game not involving the Buffalo Sabres. The Red Wings allow a league-leading 45.30 shot attempts against per 60 minutes of 5-on-5 play this season, while the Devils generate a paltry 47.23 shot attempts 60 minutes (only the Sabres, at 39.52 are lower). Detroit’s best shot suppressor is C Riley Sheahan, who starts more than 62% of his shifts in the offensive zone and allows a league-best 37.7 shot attempts per 60 minutes of 5-on-5 play.

Among players with at least 400 minutes of 5-on-5 play this season:

 

SHOT ATTEMPTS AGAINST, PER 60 MINUTES AT 5-ON-5
PLAYER TEAM POS. CA/60
Riley Sheahan  Detroit  C 37.7 
Tomas Tatar  Detroit LW 40.3
Jaromir Jagr  New Jersey RW  42.9 
Anton Stralman  Tampa Bay  43.6 
Brendan Smith  Detroit  43.8 

 

Come to think of it Red Wings are fifth in the league in GAA. This with Kindl, Quincey and Ericsson in the top six. I haven't watched many games this season, but I've understood that the team defence has been very good. It's a thing that doesn't draw attention as much as mistakes like bad turnovers do.


Jean Beliveau Passes at 83

03 December 2014 - 02:53 AM

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Beliveau died Tuesday at the age of 83.

 

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During the final two decades of his life, Beliveau battled numerous health issues, including cardiac-related issues in 1996, as well as a cancerous tumor discovered in his neck in 2000. In January 2010, he was hospitalized after suffering a stroke.

 

 

 

NHL.com