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Results Comparison II: State of Leafs Nation

Personally, I hate the Red Sox for perpetrating 'Red Sox Nation' on the world and spawning the (team) Nation phenomenon. However, it works with the post title. Frankly, if they had used Leafs Union it would work even better but beggars can't be choosers.

Previous Entries (all free)
Results Comparison: The Explanation
Results Comparison I: After 10 Games

I expanded the EF comparison so that it covers the same aspects as the GN comparison.

Game Number Comparison

After 20 Games Last Season
Record: 11-7-2
Points: 24
Total Goals For (TGF): 73
Total Goals Against (TGA): 70
Goal Differential (GD): +3
Even-Strength Goals For (ESGF): 45
Even-Strength Goals Against (ESGA): 43
Power Play Goals (PPG): 33
Power Play Attempts (PPA): 128
Power Play Percentage (PP%): 25.78%
Successful Penalty Kills (SPK): 105
Penalty Kill Attempts (PKA): 127
Penalty Kill Percentage (PK%): 82.68%
Short-handed Goals For (SHGF): 4
Short-handed Goals Against (SHGA): 3

After 20 Games This Season
Record: 11-5-4 (0, -2, +2)
Points: 26 (+2)
Total Goals For (TGF): 70 (-3)
Total Goals Against (TGA): 64 (-6)
Goal Differential (GD): +6 (+3)
Even-Strength Goals For (ESGF): 47 (+2)
Even-Strength Goals Against (ESGA): 45 (+2)
Power Play Goals (PPG): 19 (-14)
Power Play Attempts (PPA): 107 (-8)
Power Play Percentage (PP%): 17.76% (-8.02%)
Successful Penalty Kills (SPK): 87 (-18)
Penalty Kill Attempts (PKA): 101 (-26)
Penalty Kill Percentage (PK%): 86.14% (+3.46%)
Short-handed Goals For (SHGF): 2 (-2)
Short-handed Goals Against (SHGA): 2 (-1)

Equivalent Fixtures Comparison

After 20 Games Last Season
Record: 9-9-2
Points: 20
Total Goals For (TGF): 55
Total Goals Against (TGA): 65
Goal Differential (GD): -10
Even-Strength Goals For (ESGF): 29
Even-Strength Goals Against (ESGA): 35
Power Play Goals (PPG): 24
Power Play Attempts (PPA): 114
Power Play Percentage (PP%): 21.05%
Successful Penalty Kills (SPK): 93
Penalty Kill Attempts (PKA): 117
Penalty Kill Percentage (PK%): 79.49%
Short-handed Goals For (SHGF): 1
Short-handed Goals Against (SHGA): 1

After 20 Games This Season
Record: 11-5-4 (+2, -4, +2)
Points: 26 (+6)
Total Goals For (TGF): 70 (+15)
Total Goals Against (TGA): 64 (-1)
Goal Differential (GD): +6 (+16)
Even-Strength Goals For (ESGF): 47 (+18)
Even-Strength Goals Against (ESGA): 45 (+10)
Power Play Goals (PPG): 19 (-5)
Power Play Attempts (PPA): 107 (-7)
Power Play Percentage (PP%): 17.76% (-4.29%)
Successful Penalty Kills (SPK): 87 (-6)
Penalty Kill Attempts (PKA): 101 (-16)
Penalty Kill Percentage (PK%): 86.14% (+6.65%)
Short-handed Goals For (SHGF): 2 (+/-0)
Short-handed Goals Against (SHGA): 2 (+1)

I don't have time to post extensive thoughts on what these numbers mean. What is pretty clear is that the Equivalent Fixtures comparison looks mighty good but that will change after a horrid streak in games 21-30 by the Leafs. The game number comparison probably will not look as bad as the Leafs' latest streak would lead one to believe mostly because last year they went 4-5-1 in those games and 6-4-0 in the equivalent fixtures from last year. Feel free to post your thoughts on these numbers in the comments.