2 Day Report – PIMS Are Still Up

On Wednesday night we saw a flurry of goals from the Toronto Maple Leafs after a fairly one sided game. The Jets laid on shot after shot on Anderson and couldn’t seem to squeak one by until it was already to late. In the late slot of NHL matchups McDavid yet again dominated in a 3-0 Edmonton victory. Talbot recorded a shutout and Mike Smith recorded an unprecedented 42 save loss.

The Blues battled in a close game against the Pens, with Alex Pietrangelo recording 2 goals including the OT Winner. The Sharks also had a great game, but losing 5-3 against the Flyers at home. Simmonds recorded a hat trick, and relative unknown Kevin Labanc scored twice.

The NHL asked referees to step back in terms of penalties in the faceoff circle, and stick related obstructions.

Here are the stats from last evening detailing the PIMS and the goals that resulted.

Team PIMS PPG
Leafs 16 Minutes – 8 2
Jets 8 Minutes – 4 0
Sharks 10 Minutes – 5 2
Flyers 12 Minutes 6 3
Blues 10 Minutes – 5 1
Pens 8 Minutes – 4 2
Flames 9 Minutes- 3 0
Oilers 7 Minutes – 2 0

Last season the average total penalties per game sat at 6. The lowest game this evening had 5 penalties, with the max combining for 12.

PIMs are on the rise, and so will goal scoring. I will be collecting data all season in terms of PIMS and the effects of powerplay goals.

Last night, we had 8 games and 16 teams in action.

Team PIMS PPG
Detroit 8 Minutes – 4 2
Wild 10 Minutes – 5 0
Pens 16 Minutes – 8 1
Blackhawks 4 Minutes – 2 0
Caps 10 Minutes – 5 0
Sens 2 Minutes – 1 0
Flyers 10 Minutes – 4 0
Kings 10 Minutes – 5 0
Coyotes 6 Minutes -3 2
Ducks 10 Minutes – 5 0
Av’s 16 Minutes – 8 1
Rangers 12 Minutes -6 2
Habs 10 Minutes – 5 0
Sabres 8 Minutes – 4 1
Bruins 16 Minutes – 8 1
Preds 12 Minutes – 6 2

The only game that met with the total average of last season (teams combined for 6 PIMS) was the Caps and Sens game. The Sens had only 1 penalty to the Caps 5.

Goals were exploding last night as well. Combined over two nights there have been 4 hat tricks. For the first time in 100 years, 4 different NHL’ers scored hat-tricks on opening night since the 1917-18 season. McDavid, Ovechkin, Simmonds and Saad all recorded this feat.

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