Visualising team scoring across the NHL during the 2018-19 season

The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs are finally upon us. Before the first puck drop, it's high-time to revisit Point Share Shells one more time to see which teams enjoyed high-octane offence and which teams sorely suffered to score. The story lines from this season are abundant: from Tampa Bay's offensive dominance led by Nikita Kucherov, … Continue reading Visualising team scoring across the NHL during the 2018-19 season

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Comparing the 2000-01 Penguins to the 2018-19 Flames

During the Saturday night matchup between the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks, the Flames reached a feat that hasn't been accomplished by any team in nearly two decades. Five Flames have managed to reach the 70 point milestone this season: Johnny Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm, Matthew Tkachuk, Sean Monahan, and the latest Flame to do so, … Continue reading Comparing the 2000-01 Penguins to the 2018-19 Flames

Visualising team scoring across the NHL after the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched

The Tampa Bay Lightning are the first team in the NHL to clinch a berth in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. In their journey so far, they have put together one of the most impressive seasons of recent memory. They clinched with 106 standing points, a whopping 15 points ahead of the second place Boston … Continue reading Visualising team scoring across the NHL after the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched

Visualising Mark Giordano’s elite scoring as a 35 year old

In the Calgary Flames' game against the New Jersey Devils, Mark Giordano did something very few other NHL players have ever done. He became the fourth ever defenceman to score 60 or more points while being 35 years old or older. https://twitter.com/Fan960Steinberg/status/1100930630341189632 To say that Giordano is enjoying his best season ever really complements the … Continue reading Visualising Mark Giordano’s elite scoring as a 35 year old

Entry into the Triple Gold Club is reserved for a lucky few

Getting into the Triple Gold Club in hockey is a coveted achievement, marking the occasion when a hockey player earns all three of an Olympic gold medal, World Championship gold medal, and of course, the Stanley Cup. Earlier this week, Nathan Yau of FlowingData released a data visualisation of EGOT winners, marking the year that … Continue reading Entry into the Triple Gold Club is reserved for a lucky few

A circular barplot data visualisation depicting team scoring in the NHL during the 2018-19 season up to the NHL All-Star Game.

Visualising team scoring across the NHL

At the time of the 2019 NHL All-Star Game, the playoff picture in the league had become fairly clear. The race to the Presidents' Trophy looked to be a two-team ordeal between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Calgary Flames. The Western Conference wild card race was bottle-necking, while there were a few surprise teams … Continue reading Visualising team scoring across the NHL

A mid-season visualisation of Calgary Flames goals by scorer and game-state

The Calgary Flames are having some kind of run in 2018-19. Not only are they second in the NHL standings, they're also second in terms of goals for. At 190 goals scored in 51 games played, they're scoring at a prolific rate of 3.73 goals per game. Historically, in any given hockey game, a team … Continue reading A mid-season visualisation of Calgary Flames goals by scorer and game-state