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Rangers and Canadiens: Comparing the Percentage of Total Events Engaged in with Possession in the Offensive-zone

By Kicks @Chrisboucher73
Through first 5 games of series
Puck-management is about making the necessary plays in order to gain, and maintain puck-possession in the offensive-zone. This post will communicate how well each player, position, and team performed managing the puck. The graphs included displays the percentage of all events (defensive and offensive/ all 3 zones) each player engaged in while in possession of the puck in the offensive-zone. Those with a higher percentage spent more time with possession in the o-zone. Consequently, they spent less time defending in the defensive-zone.
Offensive-zone possession plays include all passes, dekes, and shots that are attempted while positioned in the offensive-zone.
A list of all events tracked can be found here.
TEAM AND  POSITIONAL COMPARISON
26.7% of the New York Rangers total events in game 5 occurred while in possession of the puck in the offensive-zone. As for the Habs, 26.7% of their total events also occurred while in possession of the puck in the offensive-zone.
As a group, only 12.4% of the Canadiens defensemen's overall events occurred while in possession of the puck in the offensive-zone. Rangers d-men were slightly more involved in team's offense, as 13.3% of their total events occurred while in possession of the puck in the offensive-zone.
36.1% of the Rangers forwards total events occurred while in possession of the puck in the o-zone, while 34.3% of the Habs total events occurred with possession in the o-zone.
NEW YORK RANGERS
As a team, the Rangers produced their third-highest percentage of total events with possession in the offensive-zone during the current series. As a group, Rangers defensemen and forwards also produced their third-highest percentage of the playoffs.

MONTREAL CANADIENS
As a team the Canadiens produced their third-lowest percentage of this series. As a group, their d-men and forwards also produced their third-lowest percentage.


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