Understanding Advanced Stats

Advanced Metric FAQ: Goals and points per 60 mins

We know who scored the most points in the NHL last season. But who did it most efficiently, and put up the most points per 60 minutes of ice time?

Advanced Metric FAQ: Shot Distance

How does shooting distance affect shooting percentage?

Advanced Metric: Penalty +/-

Drawing penalties is one of the most important skills in the NHL. Yet you can't find a list of league leaders on any mainstream stats site - find out who's the best in the league at taking the other team to the box.

Advanced Metric FAQ: Zone Starts

Some NHL players take lots of defensive zone draws; others get the ones in the offensive zone. How important is this ratio to their individual statistics?

Advanced Metric FAQ: What is a Corsi number?

So what's a "Corsi Number" and why is it so important in hockey?

Advanced Metric FAQ: What does QoC tell us?

How do we evaluate the Quality of Competition faced by an NHL player?

Advanced Metric FAQ: A spin through +/- stats

How can we improve on traditional +/- in hockey? A brief introduction to Behind the Net's advanced +/- statistics.

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