Edmonton Penalty Kill Scoring Chances Comparison

Getting access to scoring chance data over multiple teams has allowed me to compare the early season performances of specific teams.  I thought I was out of luck when it came to comparing this year's version of the Oilers to last year's Pat Quinn version, but I was rescued by the work of an Oilogosphere regular.  I cannot thank Quain enough for this information, as the more I dug into it, the more I realized what I had.  I've been able to compare last season with the first third of this season.  I owe him a favor for tracking Dennis' work last season.

Even though I've written about it a number of times and tend to complain about it in the our game threads, I'm not obsessed with the Oilers' penalty kill.  Really, I'm not.  But I thought it might be interesting to compare the chances against while short-handed for Quinn's penalty kill and Renney's penalty kill.

This season has been something of a mess as Tom Renney has instituted his diamond penalty kill system and the Oilers have shown the learning curve to be extremely steep.

2010-2011 Penalty Kill Scoring Chances Against
#  Player  PK TOI TSCA CA/15
45 S. BELLE 5.84 2 5.137
5 L. SMID  45.84 28 9.162
26 K. FOSTER 6.48 5 11.574
2 J. VANDERMEER 39.33 33 12.586
6 R. WHITNEY 68.88 61 13.284
77 T. GILBERT  73.36 68 13.904
49 T. PECKHAM 50.96 46 13.540
43 J. STRUDWICK 18.4 17 13.859





#  Player  PK TOI TSCA CA/15
4 T. HALL 1.4 0 0.000
13 A. COGLIANO  48.44 34 10.528
28 R. JONES 25.48 20 11.774
10 S. HORCOFF  47.15 39 12.407
27 D. PENNER  43.68 31 10.646
14 J. EBERLE 42 38 13.571
16 C. FRASER 51.52 46 13.393
83 A. HEMSKY  26.8 26 14.552
89 S. GAGNER  16.24 16 14.778
67 G. BRULE  6.21 9 21.739
33 S. MACINTYRE 0.07 1 214.286

 

Last season, fans made fun of the of the 26th ranked penalty kill, yet last season's worst penalty killers would be among the best on Tom Renney's Oilers.

2009-2010 Penalty Kill Scoring Chances Against
#  Player  PK TOI TSCA CA/15
41 T. CHORNEY 59.39 34 8.587
6 R. WHITNEY 32.49 19 8.772
44 S. SOURAY  67.13 42 9.385
49 T. PECKHAM 12.15 8 9.877
24 S. STAIOS  77.42 52 10.075
43 J. STRUDWICK 138.28 94 10.197
5 L. SMID  76.29 54 10.617
77 T. GILBERT  163.32 123 11.297
2 A. JOHNSON 19.58 16 12.257
37 D.GREBESHKOV  83.14 70 12.629





#  Player  PK TOI TSCA CA/15
12 R. NILSSON  1.22 0 0.000
32 R. STONE  16.22 7 6.473
67 G. BRULE  5.19 3 8.671
22 J. JACQUES  11.09 7 9.468
34 F. PISANI 59.12 38 9.641
10 S. HORCOFF  137.44 90 9.822
89 S. GAGNER  6.09 4 9.852
19 P. O’SULLIVAN  97.39 64 9.858
27 D. PENNER  93.02 66 10.643
16 R. POTULNY 97.51 70 10.768
18 E. MOREAU 123.06 92 11.214
78 M. POULIOT 25.33 19 11.251
85 L. REDDOX 9.28 8 12.931
46 Z. STORTINI  1.14 1 13.158
13 A. COGLIANO  54.27 49 13.543

 

A quick check between last year's rates and this year's early season returns show that only Ladislav Smid and Andrew Cogliano have improved from last year's rates.



2010-2011 PK ChA
2009-2010 PK ChA
#  Player  PK TOI TSCA CA/15
PK TOI TSCA CA/15
5 L. SMID  45.84 28 9.162
76.29 54 10.617
6 R. WHITNEY 68.88 61 13.284
32.49 19 8.772
77 T. GILBERT  73.36 68 13.904
163.32 123 11.297
49 T. PECKHAM 50.96 46 13.540
12.15 8 9.877
43 J. STRUDWICK 18.4 17 13.859
138.28 94 10.197









#  Player  PK TOI TSCA CA/15
PK TOI TSCA CA/15
13 A. COGLIANO  48.44 34 10.528
54.27 49 13.543
10 S. HORCOFF  47.15 39 12.407
137.44 90 9.822
27 D. PENNER  43.68 31 10.646
93.02 66 10.643
89 S. GAGNER  16.24 16 14.778
6.09 4 9.852
67 G. BRULE  6.21 9 21.739
5.19 3 8.671

 

I never thought I'd say this, but I really miss that 26th-ranked penalty kill.

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