Frozen Tool Forensics: Hottest Lines, Including Joe Pavelski, David Pastrnak, and Timo Meier

Chris Kane

2022-01-14

As we kind of returned to hockey over the last couple of weeks, there have been a number of new look lines that have popped up across the league. We have players getting injured/returning, and some general just line shuffling. I wanted to take this opportunity to dig into which lines have been having the most recent success.

This week on Frozen Tool Forensics: Hottest Lines

Frozen Tools of course has an excellent option for looking at line production. A couple actually. We can access through the Reports page, by selecting Top EV Line and then selecting the date range. We can also access the last week's report through the Lines drop down and selecting Top Week Forward Lines.

To generate the below tables I used Top Week Forward Lines. I exported the data, rearranged a couple of columns to fit better in the article, and to account for games played added a goals-for percent column.

First up, let's just take a look at the lines who have been most productive. The cutoff for this table was three goals for.

Line CombinationTeamGFGAGF%CFCACF%
JOE PAVELSKI – ROOPE HINTZ – JASON ROBERTSONDAL6275%533560.2
TOMAS HERTL – TIMO MEIER – ALEXANDER BARABANOVS.J4267%573363.3
GABRIEL LANDESKOG – NATHAN MACKINNON – MIKKO RANTANENCOL4180%362658.1
PATRICE BERGERON – BRAD MARCHAND – CRAIG SMITHBOS3350%473061
ONDREJ PALAT – NIKITA KUCHEROV – BRAYDEN POINTT.B3350%301862.5
ALEXANDER KERFOOT – MICHAEL BUNTING – AUSTON MATTHEWSTOR3175%15962.5
TAYLOR HALL – ERIK HAULA – DAVID PASTRNAKBOS3</