Sunday, 18 November 2018

On paper Oilers compare well against the Wild.

My table below shows a lot more Orange which means statistically the Oilers compare well to the Golden Knights.

However I struggle to be positive about an Oiler win for a number of reasons:

  1. The physicality of last nights game will take a toll.
  2. The emotional pain of letting last nights lead slip.
  3. Short turnaround after last night whilst Vegas were sitting in their Edmonton hotel watching the Flames and Oilers smash each other around.
Both teams are 4-6-0 in their last ten games, a glimmer of hope is the poor road form of Vegas but time will tell.

Lets go Oilers!


Away Team Home Team Difference
Team Vegas Golden Knights Edmonton Oilers
Games Played 20 19 1
Wins 8 9 -1
Losses 11 9 2
OT 1 1 0
Points17 19 2
Points Per Game0.85 1.00 2
Win % 42.5 50.0 -8
Goals Scored Per Game 2.45 2.842 -0.39
Goals Against Per Game 2.85 3.158 -0.31
E/S GF/GA Ratio 0.6889 0.8857 -0.20
Powerplay % 15.9 19.7 -4
Powerplay Goals For 11.0 13.0 -2
Powerplay Goals Against 8.0 16.0 -8
Powerplay Opportunities 69.0 66.0 3
Penalty Kill Percentage % 86.4 75.0 11
Shots Per Game 34.1 31.4737 3
Shots Allowed Per Game 26.6 30.2105 -4
Win % if scores first 0.5 0.625 0
Win % if away team scores first 0.25 0.364 0
Win % if leading after first period 0.714 0.75 0
Win % if leading after second period 1.0 0.833 1
Win % when outshoot opposition 0.357 0.556 0
Win % when outshot by opposition 0.6 0.375 0
Number of face offs taken 1231.0 1127.0 104
Face offs won 589.0 550.0 39
Face offs lost 642.0 577.0 65
Face off win % 47.9 48.8 -1
Shooting % 7.2 9.0 -2
Save % 0.893 0.895 0