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Olympic Hockey Shooting Percentages by Location

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I divided each team's shots so far into "close" (CS) and "far" (FS) shots. Close shots are all shots taken below the top of the faceoff circle, between the faceoff dots, and on no worse than a 45-degree angle with respect to the net. The results by team:

TM SH G CS G FS G
CAN 126 10 70 8 56 2
RUS 119 9 67 7 52 2
FIN 108 10 58 8 50 2
CZE 101 8 62 7 39 1
SWE 98 6 48 4 50 2
USA 97 9 53 8 44 1
SVK 142 8 79 5 63 3
GER 131 3 52 3 79 0
SUI 116 8 60 7 56 1
LAT 87 4 34 3 53 1
NOR 84 5 40 4 44 1
BLR 68 8 43 6 25 2
TOTAL 1277 88 666 70 611 18

Overall, the shooting percentage is 6.7%, which is very close to the overall NHL level when you include missed shots in addition to goals and shots on goal. The shooting percentage in the "close" area is 10.2%, while it's 2.5% in the "far" area. Latvia and Norway stand out on this chart for their inability to get into the "close" area.

On the defensive end, things don't look much different:

TM SH G CS G FS G
USA 51 2 27 2 24 0
FIN 53 1 23 1 30 0
CAN 58 2 26 2 32 0
SWE 65 2 31 2 34 0
RUS 76 3 28 2 48 1
CZE 76 3 37 3 39 0
GER 120 12 60 7 51 3
SVK 121 4 67 4 41 0
SUI 145 9 76 7 52 1
BLR 167 12 87 11 49 1
NOR 169 19 94 16 48 2
LAT 176 19 110 13 50 3
TOTAL 1277 88 666 70 498 11

Among the weaker teams, only the Germans - with Marco Sturm, Marcel Goc and Jochen Hecht as a shutdown forward line - were able to limit their opponents' chances.

Combining these two charts gives us each team's ratio of Close Shots For to Close Shots Against - essentially a measure of how much a team out-chanced its opponents:

TM RATIO
CAN 2.69
FIN 2.52
RUS 2.39
USA 1.96
CZE 1.68
SWE 1.55
SVK 1.18
GER 0.87
SUI 0.79
BLR 0.49
NOR 0.43
LAT 0.31

Every good team that has played one of the five weak teams in this tournament has a ratio well above one. The Slovaks have played two good teams and one bad one, and consequently have the lowest chance ratio among the contenders.