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HABS: Rene Bourque and Max Pacioretty; by the Numbers

By Kicks @Chrisboucher73

RENE BOURQUE
Through 10 games, Rene Bourque is only 2 goals and 1 point short of his 38-game total with Montreal last season. Bourque leads the Canadiens with an incredible 18 to 1 scoring chance ratio. Expressed simply, this means that Bourque helps produce 18 scoring chances, for every 1 scoring chance he is responsible for.
Bourque's offensive-zone risk/reward rating is up from 0.24 to 0.39, and his offensive-zone ratio is up from 1.36 successful plays for every one unsuccessful play to 1.58.
Bourque is winning more puck-battles. As a result, he's engaging in more offensive-zone events. More importantly, he's been better once he has possession. His puck-possession success-rate is up from 49.2% last year to 58.1% this season.
He's attempting fewer passes, but completing substantially more. The fact that he's attempting and completing nearly twice as many offensive-zone dekes this season show a player moving his feet. His true shooting-percentage is only up slightly. But, the ability to get 51.3% of his shots through to the net (compared to 47.9% last season) is carrying his early goal total.

#17 BOURQUE

SCORING CHANCES FOR N/A 18

CHANCES AGAINST N/A 1

OFFENSIVE-ZONE (EVEN-STRENGTH) BOURQUE   2011-12 BOURQUE
2012-13

SUCCESSFUL OFFENSIVE-ZONE PUCK/BATTLES PER-MINUTE 0.07 0.05

OFFENSIVE-ZONE RISK/REWARD RATING 0.24 0.39

OFFENSIVE-ZONE RATIO (SUCCESSFUL TO UNSUCCESSFUL PLAYS) 1.36 1.58

OFFENSIVE-ZONE LOOSE-PUCK RECOVERIES 0.354 0.372

OFFENSIVE-ZONE PUCK-BATTLE WINNING-PERCENTAGE /MP 43.4% 70.0%

OFFENSIVE-ZONE EVENTS / MP 1.567 1.728

FORECHECKING SUCCESS-RATE 68.7% 65.3%

INTERCEPTED OPPOSITION PASSES /MP 0.069 0.067

SUCCESSFUL O-ZONE PUCK POSSESSION PLAYS /MP 0.405 0.536

O-ZONE PUCK-POSSESSION SUCCESS-RATE 49.2% 58.1%

DEFLECTIONS N/A 0.05

ATTEMPTED O-ZONE PASSES /MP 0.401 0.365

SUCCESSFUL O-ZONE PASSES /MP 0.206 0.246

O-ZONE PASSING SUCCESS-RATE 51.4% 67.3%

ATTEMPTED O-ZONE DEKES 0.159 0.268

SUCCESSFUL O-ZONE DEKES 0.073 0.142

O-ZONE DEKE SUCCESS-RATE 46.0% 52.8%

ATTEMPTED SHOTS /MP 0.262 0.291

SHOTS THROUGH TO THE NET /MP 0.126 0.149

SHOTS THROUGH SUCCESS-RATE 47.9% 51.3%

TRUE SHOOTING-PERCENTAGE (GOALS / ATTEMPTED SHOTS) 2.8% 2.6%


MAX PACIORETTY
Pacioretty is quietly averaging a point per-game. That said, he's still looking for his first goal of the season. His struggles may just come down to hitting the net.
He's winning slightly more offensive-zone puck-battles, and is creating more turnovers. As a result, he's engaging in more offensive-zone events than he did last season.  That said, his success-rates once in possession of the puck are down across-the-board.
His puck-possession success-rate in the offensive-zone is down to 41.9%; from  56.9% last season. This is the direct result of an offensive-zone passing-percentage that is over 10% lower than last year. His o-zone deke success-rate is down 3.1%, while he's getting only 31.3% of his attempted shots though to the net; compared to 58.6% last season.
A perfect example of Pacioretty's struggles occurred in the loss to Buffalo on February 7th. In that game, Pacioretty was able to get only 2 of his 14 attempted shots through to the net.

#67 PACIORETTY

SCORING CHANCES FOR N/A 4

CHANCES AGAINST N/A 1

OFFENSIVE-ZONE (EVEN-STRENGTH) PACIORETTY   2011-12 PACIORETTY   2012-13

SUCCESSFUL OFFENSIVE-ZONE PUCK/BATTLES PER-MINUTE 0.12 0.14

OFFENSIVE-ZONE RISK/REWARD RATING 0.55 0.57

OFFENSIVE-ZONE RATIO (SUCCESSFUL TO UNSUCCESSFUL PLAYS) 1.78 1.57

OFFENSIVE-ZONE LOOSE-PUCK RECOVERIES 0.414 0.718

OFFENSIVE-ZONE PUCK-BATTLE WINNING-PERCENTAGE /MP 55.1% 83.3%

OFFENSIVE-ZONE EVENTS / MP 1.971 2.556

FORECHECKING SUCCESS-RATE 74.5% 87.2%

INTERCEPTED OPPOSITION PASSES /MP 0.090 0.083

SUCCESSFUL O-ZONE PUCK POSSESSION PLAYS /MP 0.596 0.608

O-ZONE PUCK-POSSESSION SUCCESS-RATE 56.9% 41.9%

DEFLECTIONS N/A 0.14

ATTEMPTED O-ZONE PASSES /MP 0.561 0.787

SUCCESSFUL O-ZONE PASSES /MP 0.318 0.359

O-ZONE PASSING SUCCESS-RATE 56.7% 45.6%

ATTEMPTED O-ZONE DEKES 0.137 0.221

SUCCESSFUL O-ZONE DEKES 0.073 0.111

O-ZONE DEKE SUCCESS-RATE 53.1% 50.0%

ATTEMPTED SHOTS /MP 0.351 0.442

SHOTS THROUGH TO THE NET /MP 0.206 0.138

SHOTS THROUGH SUCCESS-RATE 58.6% 31.3%

TRUE SHOOTING-PERCENTAGE (GOALS / ATTEMPTED SHOTS) 7.0% 0.0%



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