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Friday, January 04, 2008

Isles finish 7th in East; face Penguins in 1st game of 2007 playoffs

Well, they would have...if the NHL based the playoffs on calendar year 2007. (I won't comment further on how the NHL used point percentage to rank the teams :) (All stats below compiled by the NHL)

East

NHL STANDINGS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2007
(Ranked by points percentage)
GP W L OT PTS PTS% GF GA
1 Ottawa Senators 80 52 16 12 116 .725 297 211
2 Pittsburgh Penguins 83 51 25 7 109 .657 270 234
4 New Jersey Devils 82 48 25 9 105 .640 207 200
5 New York Rangers 81 43 28 10 96 .593 220 186
6 Buffalo Sabres 81 44 31 6 94 .580 270 239
7 New York Islanders 83 41 31 11 93 .560 233 242
3 Florida Panthers 80 38 30 12 88 .550 234 233
8 Toronto Maple Leafs 81 38 30 13 89 .549 244 256

9 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 41 35 6 88 .537 240 268
10 Carolina Hurricanes 82 39 36 7 85 .518 241 259
11 Montreal Canadiens 83 39 36 8 86 .518 243 261
12 Atlanta Thrashers 82 39 37 6 84 .512 230 258
13 Philadelphia Flyers 81 31 38 12 74 .457 236 264
14 Boston Bruins 85 35 43 7 77 .453 210 270
15 Washington Capitals 82 27 43 12 66 .402 223 271

Tampa and Atlana made the actual 2007 playoffs, while Florida and Toronto did not.

West
NHL STANDINGS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2007
(Ranked by points percentage)
GP W L OT PTS PTS% GF GA

Detroit Red Wings 84 55 18 11 121 .720 280 203
Vancouver Canucks 83 51 22 10 112 .675 232 191
Minnesota Wild 82 50 24 8 108 .659 228 190
Dallas Stars 82 48 23 11 107 .652 240 206
San Jose Sharks 81 47 24 10 104 .642 242 194
Colorado Avalanche 83 47 28 8 102 .614 267 253
Calgary Flames 85 43 29 13 99 .582 263 246
Nashville Predators 81 43 31 7 93 .574 245 227

St. Louis Blues 81 41 30 10 92 .568 217 228
Anaheim Ducks 82 39 30 13 91 .555 216 220
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 36 37 9 81 .494 197 224
Chicago Blackhawks 81 34 40 7 75 .463 217 253
Phoenix Coyotes 82 34 44 4 72 .439 211 255
Edmonton Oilers 84 30 45 9 69 .411 192 258
Los Angeles Kings 81 27 43 11 65 .401 217 262

One strange stat: 6 Eastern teams finished between 84 and 89 points; no team in the West finished between 82 and 90 points.

GOALS
GP G
Vincent Lecavalier 82 57
Ilya Kovalchuk 82 54
Dany Heatley 80 53
Alex Ovechkin 82 51

ASSISTS
GP A
Joe Thornton 81 90
Sidney Crosby 83 79
Pavel Datsyuk 81 73
Marc Savard 84 73

POINTS
GP G A PTS
Vincent Lecavalier 82 57 58 115
Sidney Crosby 83 35 79 114
Joe Thornton 81 24 90 114
Dany Heatley 80 53 59 112

GOALS BY DEFENSEMEN
GP G
Ryan Whitney 78 16
Sheldon Souray 59 15
Marc-Andre Bergeron 67 15
Michal Rozsival 78 15

ASSISTS BY DEFENSEMEN
GP A
Nicklas Lidstrom 82 58
Sergei Gonchar 79 54
Brian Rafalski 84 53
Sergei Zubov 78 52

POINTS BY DEFENSEMEN
GP G A PTS
Sergei Gonchar 79 14 54 68
Nicklas Lidstrom 82 8 58 66
Brian Rafalski 84 12 53 65
Sergei Zubov 78 9 52 61

PENALTY MINUTES
GP PIM
Daniel Carcillo 51 246
Ben Eager 57 205
Chris Neil 80 197
Zack Stortini 54 169

POWER PLAY GOALS
GP PP
Tomas Holmstrom 75 22
Michael Cammalleri 76 20
Daniel Sedin 83 19
Henrik Zetterberg 60 18
Ilya Kovalchuk 82 18
Alex Ovechkin 82 18

SHORTHANDED GOALS
GP SH
Patrick Sharp 77 9
Mike Richards 67 8
Daniel Alfredsson 79 5
Vincent Lecavalier 82 5

GAME-WINNING GOALS
GP GW
Henrik Zetterberg 60 10
Milan Michalek 77 10
Daniel Sedin 83 10
Marian Gaborik 75 9
Bill Guerin 77 9
Dany Heatley 80 9
Vincent Lecavalier 82 9

SHOTS ON GOAL
GP SOG
Alex Ovechkin 82 397
Vincent Lecavalier 82 347
Olli Jokinen 80 339
Jason Blake 84 332

PLUS/MINUS RATING
GP +/-
Dany Heatley 80 57
Daniel Alfredsson 79 50
Nicklas Lidstrom 82 44
Pavel Datsyuk 81 43

NHL GOALTENDING LEADERS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2007
GAMES PLAYED
GP
Miikka Kiprusoff 79
Martin Brodeur 76
Henrik Lundqvist 75
Roberto Luongo 72

MINUTES PLAYED
GP MINS
Miikka Kiprusoff 79 4660
Martin Brodeur 76 4568
Henrik Lundqvist 75 4435
Roberto Luongo 72 4334

WINS
GP W
Roberto Luongo 72 45
Martin Brodeur 76 45
Miikka Kiprusoff 79 41
Henrik Lundqvist 75 40

SHUTOUTS
GP SHO
Henrik Lundqvist 75 10
Evgeni Nabokov 69 9
Martin Brodeur 76 9
Roberto Luongo 72 8

POINTS PERCENTAGE (minimum: 25 decisions)
GP W L OT PTS%
Chris Osgood 35 24 3 6 .818
Martin Gerber 39 28 6 3 .797
Niklas Backstrom 54 34 12 5 .716
Marc-Andre Fleury 58 34 13 6 .698

GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE (minimum: 1500 minutes)
GP MINS GA GAA
Chris Osgood 35 2043 67 1.97
Pascal Leclaire 29 1622 55 2.03
Henrik Lundqvist 75 4435 151 2.04
Roberto Luongo 72 4334 149 2.06

SAVE PERCENTAGE (minimum: 1500 minutes)
GP MINS SOG GA SV%
Roberto Luongo 72 4334 2103 149 .929
Pascal Leclaire 29 1622 720 55 .924
Henrik Lundqvist 75 4435 1943 151 .922
Niklas Backstrom 54 3106 1438 112 .922
Martin Gerber 39 2258 1135 89 .922

SHOTS ON GOAL
GP SOG
Miikka Kiprusoff 79 2214
Roberto Luongo 72 2103
Martin Brodeur 76 2060
Ryan Miller 69 1981


Forever1940 is the nom de plume of FSN statistician Eric Hornick. Eric, who has worked the Stanley Cup Finals four times, celebrated his 25th anniversary as the statistician on Islander home telecasts on January 21, 2007. Often referred to on-air as an actuary, he is one of 3,044 Fellows of the Casualty Actuarial Society and is the President of the Casualty Actuaries of Greater NY. You can find him in the "Best Seat in the House", to the left of Howie and Billy, at most Islander home games. For more on the actuarial profession, visit www.beanactuary.org

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