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Comparing Habs Players Ratings and Ratios Against Boston with Their Season and Playoff Averages

By Kicks @Chrisboucher73
This post will compare the EVEN-STRENGTH risk/reward rating, and ratio each Montreal Canadiens player produced during the regular season (since the Olympic break) with the numbers they posted in the first round of the playoffs. It will also communicate their performance in games against the Boston Bruins this season.
EVEN-STRENGTH RISK/REWARD RATINGS
Ratings are a reflection of how many more successful plays than failed plays each player contributes per-minute of even-strength ice-time. I higher rating indicates better play, as well as more involvement.
Among defensemen, PK Subban earned the top even-strength rating since the Olympic games, as well as during the first round of this year's playoffs. Against the Bruins this season, Francis Bouillon earned the top rating; followed closely by Mike Weaver. Surprisingly, Douglas Murray had a better rating against the Bruins this season than PK Subban. That said, ratio is a much better indication of performance when dealing with defensemen.
The lowest rating during the season was earned by Murray, while the lowest rating during the first round of the playoffs belonged to Francis Bouillon. As for games against the Bruins, it was actually Josh Gorges who had the lowest rating.
Habs defensemen earned a better rating against the Bruins than they contributed in either the first round of the playoffs, or during games since the Olympics. This reflects on the fact that the Habs spent more time defending in the defensive-zone against the Bruins than they did during the first round of the playoffs.
Among centres, Lars Eller produced the top rating since the Olympics, while the top rating during the first round of the playoffs was also earned by Eller; with David Desharnais a very close second. The top rating against the Bruins this season was actually earned by Ryan White (small sample size). Among centremen who have played in the playoffs, Eller once again produced the top even-strength rating.
The lowest rating among centres, was earned by Daniel Briere. This includes games since the Olympics, the first round of the playoffs, as well as versus Boston this season.
Habs centres actually performed better against the Bruins than they did during the season, or in the first round of the playoffs.
As for wingers, Brandon Prust earned the top ES rating since the Olympics; but with a small sample size. Among wingers with significant ice-time, the top rating since the Olympic break was earned by Brendan Gallagher. The top rating during the first round of the playoffs was also earned by Gallagher; who also contributed the top rating against the Bruins this season.
The lowest rating among wingers since the Olympics was produced by Rene Bourque. The lowest rating in the first round belonged to Thomas Vanek, while the lowest rating versus the Bruins was also produced by Bourque.
Habs wingers produced a lower rating against the Bruins than they averaged at any other point of the season. Again, this reflects the fact that the Habs spent substantial time defending in the defensive-zone against Boston, as wingers contribute the fewest events in the defensive-zone than any other position players.


EVEN-STRENGTH RATIO
Even-strength ratio is a reflection of how many successful plays each player produces at even-strength for every 1 failed play. Ice-time is not part of this calculation.
Among d-men, PK Subban produced the top ratio in games that occurred after the Olympics; with Bouillon, and Josh Gorges a close second and third; respectively. Ratio is a better reflection of performance because it is not influenced by how many events a player contributes per-minute played. When a d-man contributes many plays per-minute played it often indicates that a team is spending too much time in their own end. The lowest ratio during the season was contributed by Murray.
Josh Gorges had the top ratio during the first round of the playoffs, while Francis Bouillon has produced the top ratio against the Bruins this season. The lowest ratio during the first round of the playoffs also belonged to Bouillon, while the lowest ratio ratio against the Bruins belonged to Jarred Tinordi.
Against the Bruins this season, Habs defensemen earned a ratio similar to the one the had against other teams since the Olympic break; but lower than the one the posted during the first round of the playoffs.
Among centres with significant ice-time, David Desharnais had the top ratio during games that occurred after the Olympic break. Desharnais also had the top ratio in the first round of the playoffs, as well as in games against the Bruins. Daniel Briere had the lowest ratios in each of the categories expressed earlier, but saw significant time on the wing during the regular season (including games versus Boston).
As a group, Habs centremen performed better against Boston than they did during the regular season, or in the first round of the playoffs.
Among wingers with significant ice-time, Brandon Gallagher earned the top ratio during the regular season. Gallagher produced the second-best ratio during the first round of the playoffs, as the top ratio was earned by Rene Bourque. The top ratio against the Bruins was earned by Moen, with Gallagher a very close second.
Compared to other position players, Habs wingers produced a ratio against Boston that was much lower than the one they produced during the season, or during the first round of the playoffs.

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