Faceoff Analysis: Predators vs. Canucks – 2-21-2012

In-depth analysis of Predators' faceoffs on Tuesday in certain game-situations.

A s part of a constant effort to bring new information and try new things, PuckScene.com presents a new stats-heavy feature going in-depth on the Predators faceoffs.

Interesting to note that in Tuesdays 3-1 win against the Canucks, the Predators’ faceoff percentage dropped off remarkably after the team took the lead in the second period.

Also interesting to note that David Legwand lost all 5 of his offensive zone faceoffs after the Predators had the lead.

Faceoffs While Tied

Player OZF OZFW OZF% DZF DZFW DZF% NZF NZFW NZF%
Martin Erat 1 0 0.00 - - - - - -
Mike Fisher 2 2 100.00 5 2 40.00 - - -
Matt Halischuk - - - 1 1 100.00 - - -
David Legwand 2 2 100.00 2 2 100.00 3 2 66.67
Craig Smith - - - - - - - - -
Jerred Smithson 1 0 0 2 1 50.00 2 2 100.00
Nick Spaling 2 1 50.00 2 2 100.00 - - -
Faceoffs While Leading

Player OZF OZFW OZF% DZF DZFW DZF% NZF NZFW NZF%
Martin Erat 1 0 0.00 - - - - - -
Mike Fisher 2 2 100.00 6 2 33.33 3 2 66.67
Matt Halischuk 1 0 0.00 - - - - - -
David Legwand 5 0 0.00 2 2 100.00 1 0 50.00
Craig Smith 3 1 33.33 - - - - - -
Jerred Smithson 2 1 50.00 - - - 1 0 0.00
Nick Spaling 3 1 33.33 2 0 0.00 3 1 33.33
Summary

Player Leading Tied
Total 34.29% (12-35) 68.00% (17-25)
Martin Erat 0.00% (0-1) 0.00% (0-1)
Mike Fisher 54.55% (6-11) 57.14% (4-7)
Matt Halischuk 0.00% (0-1) 100.00% (1-1)
David Legwand 25.00% (2-8) 85.71% (6-7)
Craig Smith 33.33% (1-3) -
Jerred Smithson 33.33% (1-3) 60.00% (3-5)
Nick Spaling 25.00% (2-8) 75.00% (3-4)
Offensive Zone Total 29.41% (5-17) 62.50% (5-8)
Defensive Zone Total 40.00% (4-10) 66.67% (8-12)
Neutral Zone Total 37.50% (3-8) 80.00% (4-5)

Key

OZF – Offensive Zone Faceoffs

OZFW – Offensive Zone Faceoffs Won

DZF – Defensive Zone Faceoffs

DZFW – Defensive Zone Faceoffs Won

NZF – Neutral Zone Faceoffs

NZFW – Neutral Zone Faceoffs Won

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A native of Franklin, Tennessee, Patten Fuqua is the managing editor of PuckScene.com. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Belmont University in Journalism and Broadcasting.
  • http://twitter.com/Forechecker Dirk Hoag

    That’s an unusual angle to take on the faceoffs (tied vs. leading), do you know if there’s any typical trend for that kind of breakdown? We do know, for example, that Shots For & Against shift significantly when the game’s not tied.

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to track it for the remainder of the year (and include the statistics while trailing, too). I’m curious to find out if this is actually how they tend to trend or if last night was a fluke, a sign of Vancover’s aggression in the faceoff dot when they are behind or maybe even scorer bias.