Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

Fun with Charts – 10 Games In

Actually, it’s 11 games in that the Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins have played following a 2-1 loss to the Norfolk Admirals on Saturday. But ten is the benchmark I have set for looking at these charts which I have linked to at the top of the blog.

Let’s take a look, shall we? Starting with the goals for and against breakdown in all scenarios.

Click on the chart to make it bigger. Actually you will have to click it twice.

Just a couple things that pop out at me.

  • Scott Wilson is the unheralded name at the top of this chart. A guy you rarely hear about, but he’s been on the ice for 82% of all goals scored.
  • I think we can all agree that Brian Dumoulin is the best defenseman in Wilkes-Barre. His numbers based off of this chart back up that claim pretty concretely.
  • I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see what Nick Drazenovic or Derrick Pouliot’s numbers would look like after each have played 20 games. Now I know that may be a while since both are sidelined by injury, but it’s fun to project.
  • I’d like to see if this trend continues but may not be able to because of the injuries, carefully watching where Adam Payerl and Matia Marcantuoni are on this chart in relation to playing time. I want to watch this when Anton Zlobin returns too.
  • I find it interesting that Tom Kostopoulos doesn’t kill penalties, as he hasn’t been on the ice for a single power play goal scored against.
  • Good or bad that there haven’t been any shorthanded goals scored in any game the Penguins have played this season?

Let me know in the comments if there’s anything that jumps off the screen and hits you over the head looking at this chart.

Here’s the points breakdown, even strength, power play and shorthanded.

  • Is J-S Dea your team MVP ten eleven games into the season? He’s nearly a point per game and at the top of the goals for / goals against breakdown chart.
  • Wanna bet a nickel that Andrew Ebbett leads the team in points after 20 games played?
  • Again, those two names at the bottom of this chart, Marcantuoni and Payerl. Anton Zlobin, pick up the white courtesy phone. Zlobin was fourth last postseason in scoring and has yet to record a single point scored in 11 games.
  • If the Penguins are to have success in November, you are probably going to need to see the point totals pick up, but that may be stating the obvious.
  • Like above, if there is anything that jumps out at you here, leave a comment.

Remember, you can always access these charts at the top of the blog under the tab labeled, “Charts” – they update usually on Monday or Tuesday, depending on the week and the schedule.

We will do this again 10 games from now and compare and contrast.

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