Calgary Flames 2018-19 Shot and Goal Distances beeswarm plot. Data visualisation showing the distribution of shot distances between a shot attempt by a forward and the net.

Visualising the Calgary Flames’ shot and goal distances from 2018-19

The Calgary Flames scored a lot the past year. En route to clinching the 2019 Western Conference regular season, they scored 289 goals, which was good for a tie for second in the league with the San Jose Sharks. Only the Tampa Bay Lightning scored more with 325 goals. To score as many goals as … Continue reading Visualising the Calgary Flames’ shot and goal distances from 2018-19

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

TSN NHL Power Rankings data visualization for the Atlantic Division from Weeks 1 through 11.

TSN Power Rankings year-to-date summary

The Tampa Bay Lightning have been a top-tier team all season long; the Los Angeles Kings, not so much. The separation between teams has gotten clearer and the playoff race is well underway. How has TSN ranked the 31 NHL teams throughout the season so far in their power rankings? The TSN 7-Eleven Power Rankings … Continue reading TSN Power Rankings year-to-date summary

The Win Column NHL Power Rankings data visualization for the Pacific Division from Weeks 1 through 9.

TWC Power Rankings year-to-date summary

The 2018-19 NHL season is rapidly approaching the mid-way mark. Stanley Cup favourites have differentiated themselves from the rest of the league, the foggy playoff picture has cleared up more and more with each passing game, and all the same, anything can happen by the end of the regular season. Now is a good a … Continue reading TWC Power Rankings year-to-date summary

Data visualization of goals and assists from Canadian NHL hockey players based on geographic birthplace

Breaking down Canadian scoring in the NHL during 2017-18

Every season, more and more players from different countries pack their bags and lace their skates to play in the NHL. What once was a sport that was heavily saturated with Canadians, is now a league filled with players from around the world. In 2017-18, Canadians made up 45.3% of the league; the third consecutive … Continue reading Breaking down Canadian scoring in the NHL during 2017-18

Data visualization of NHL arena attendances of all 31 teams during the 2017-18 regular season.

Arena Attendance Series Recap

  Click on the image for the full size! If you've followed along on the Arena Attendance Series, I hope you've enjoyed it! Would love to hear your thoughts at @mrbilltran or @wincolumnblog. Read the whole series, including more detailed charts, here: Arena Attendance Series Part 1: The Pacific Division Arena Attendance Series Part 2: … Continue reading Arena Attendance Series Recap

Arena Attendance Series Part 4: The Atlantic Division

The Atlantic Division contains teams that are on the cusp of the Stanley Cup and also teams that are the middle of rebuilding. Attendance will definitely fluctuate depending on the how good a team is at home, and the Atlantic has a few great examples of how different factors can also come into play for … Continue reading Arena Attendance Series Part 4: The Atlantic Division