Numbered Days is a new (and hopefully recurring) weekly feature looking back at the statistical week that was in the NHL. Raw data was extracted from War On Ice, Natural Stat Trick and Hockey Reference.
Sunday, October 12: Jets goalies post an 0.840 even-strength save percentage in a 4-1 loss to the Kings. This is the 137th time in 378 games since Ondrej Pavelec became a fixture in the Thrasher/Jets’ net that the team has posted a sub-0.900 5v5 Sv%.
Monday, October 13: Steven Stamkos records 12 shots and 14 shot attempts versus the Canadians. Since the 04-05 lockout, only 41 other players have recorded at least 12 shots in a game, and only 4 players have done it in less time than Stamkos’ 17:16.
Tuesday, October 14: The Leafs attempt 20 more shots than the Avs, and win the game. This was only the 7th time in 159 games since Randy Carlyle was hired that the Leafs have out-Corsi’d their opponents and won.
Wednesday, October 15: Chicago dominates the Flames, out-Corsi-ing them 96-33 in a 2-1 OT Loss. Chicago managed to hit the net with 50 of their shots, while only allowing 18 to get through to netminder Corey Crawford. In the entire history of the NHL only 14 other teams have managed to lose while putting 50+ shots on net and giving up less than 20. I think it might seriously be time to call the cops, Joel Quenneville.
Thursday, Oct 16: 20-year old Damon Severson scores 2 goals in a 6-2 loss to the Caps, becoming the 14th youngest defenseman in NHL history to accomplish that feat. Perhaps more impressively, he becomes only the 7th defenseman aged 20 or younger to record 8 shots in a game.
Friday, October 17: Nick Bjugstad puts up a perfect (Corsi) game after the Sabres fail to put even a single attempt towards the Panthers’ net while he was on the ice. Bjugstad’s overall Corsi of +23 is the most shot attempts for a player has ever recorded without allowing a single shot attempt against in the BTN era.
via Mike O’Brand
Saturday, October 18: The Sabres suffer their second consecutive shutout loss, losing the even-strength Corsi battle 52-37. Over their 4 games this week, the Sabres managed to pull out only a single point after facing 228 even strength shot attempts against and only putting 128 towards their opponents’ nets.