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Habs: Player-by-player Carry-in to Dump-in Ratios

By Kicks @Chrisboucher73
This post will focus on the number of times each Montreal Canadiens player carried the puck into the offensive-zone for every 1 time they dumped the puck-in. The higher the ratio, the more often the player carried the puck into the offensive-zone rather than dump the puck in.
Habs centremen carried the puck into the offensive-zone rather than dump the puck in much more often through the first round of the playoffs than they did during the regular season. Wingers however, chose the dump-in option more during the playoffs.
Alexei Emelin led all defensemen, as he carried the puck in  substantially more often for every 1 dump-in during the playoffs.  In fact, he was the only defenseman with a higher entry to dump-in ratio in the playoffs than was averaged during the season.
David Desharnais, Brandon Prust, Thomas Vanek, Brian Gionta, Michael Bournival, and Max Pacioretty were the forwards who produced a lower entry to dump-in ratio during the playoffs than they averaged during the season.
Of note is the fact that players like Vanek, Desharnais, and Pacioretty saw only a marginal-to-zero improvement  in their scoring-chance numbers in the playoffs, while Daniel Briere, Brendan Gallagher, and Rene Bourque's scoring-chance numbers improved substantially during the playoffs.

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