So with the season nearly a third gone, I got to thinking about how insanely good the Devils PK has been. At nearly 95%, the Devils are far ahead of any other team. Any time there is an outlier statistic like that, I always wonder about the dreaded reversion to the mean. So I did a little research
That implies that over the remaining 2/3 of the season, the Devils would probably drop off to 86%. Using the 95 shorthanded situations they have been in for 1/3 of the season, that would imply around 3 more goals every 10 games. That could be a huge difference with a team struggling to score and a team that has gone to alot of overtime games.
All the more reason the team must start putting more pucks in the net.