Vegas Golden Knights 1st Half 2019

The Vegas Golden Knights finished their 41st game of the season on Friday, meaning they are now halfway through the 2019-20 NHL season. I was a bit busy over the weekend but did take the time to save the data before their 42nd game on Saturday, so we will be looking at just the first half data.

 

Team Data

Vegas went 20-15-6 (15-5-6-15) through the first half, breaking even scoring at 122-122 while outshooting their opponents 1389-1281. After their 41st game they were 3rd in the Pacific Division, 8th in the Western Conference, and 18th in the NHL with a 56.1 P%.

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Jack Johnson – Is he better this year?

I still follow a few of the local people on Twitter so yesterday I saw an article from The Athletic about Jack Johnson ($) and saw the replies from Jesse Marshall and Josh Yohe responding to a fan that was complaining they are trying to defend Johnson and that he still sucks. That isn’t what the article was about though, so I thought I would take a stab at it since I rather enjoy playing with stats.

So I am going to take a look at Jack Johnson’s performance under Mike Sullivan with the Pittsburgh Penguins these past two seasons as well as the prior three seasons when he played for Sullivan’s mentor John Tortorella on the Columbus Blue Jackets. In order to compare it accurately I used a WOWY, taking the team’s D totals minus Johnson’s numbers (i.e. how the team plays when he is not on the ice) and used that to look at relative values to see how his performance stacks up compared to previous years.

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