Looking Ahead – Week 10

Dave Poleck

2010-12-10

Lucic

 

In my article for Week 5 of the NHL season, I looked at the defensive tendencies at home vs. on the road for the 30 NHL clubs. What kind of analysis would that be if I didn't do a follow up look now that we are in Week 10?

 

The last two columns in the chart below represent the difference between home and away goals against; so Pittsburgh has 0.42 more goals allowed per game at home than they have allowed on the road. This has been updated as of Thursday night's games.

 

In the Week 5 analysis, teams were split half and half as to whether they more efficient defensively at home or on the road. This time around, 20 of the League's teams allow more goals on the road than they do at home.

 

The most intriguing difference for me is the Los Angeles Kings, who have now played 13 games both at home and on the road, but have allowed 1.53 more goals away from the Staples Center. They are 11-3 at home, but only 5-8 on the road.

 

 

HOME

ROAD

 

 

 

 

 

Games

GA

Games

GA

 

 

 

 

Phi

17

47

2.76

 

13

25

1.92

 

0.84

Home

Pit