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N.J. Strong in Possession, Like Most Playoff Teams

Using Eric T's score-adjusted Fenwick formula, this post points out that the New Jersey Devils have been strong in possession this season both relative to themselves and in the league. That's a good sign as most playoff teams were above 50%.

Ilya Kovalchuk's Shooting Percentage as a Devil

Ilya Kovalchuk just played his 210th regular season game as a New Jersey Devil on Saturday. This post goes into why Devils fans shouldn't expect his hot shooting percentage from Atlanta to return though he will shoot a lot.

Devils Scoring Chance Summary for Game 8 vs the Phoenix Coyotes

A New Jersey Devils scoring chances summary of their game against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Devils Scoring Chance Summary for Game 7 vs the Los Angeles Kings

New Jersey Devils scoring chance summary for their game against the LA Kings.

Devils Scoring Chance Summary for Game 1 and Game 2

A scoring chance summary for the Devils first two games of the season.

Remembering Alexander Vasyunov & His First NHL Goal

In remembering Alexander Vasyunov, who perished in the tragic airplane crash yesterday in Yaroslavl, I recall his brief time as a New Jersey Devil last season and go in depth in one of his highlights: his first and only NHL goal. Sadly, he will not score one ever again.

An Intro to Scoring Chances

This is an introduction to scoring chances, what they are, and how they are counted. The last Devils game of the 2010-11 is used as an example of how they'll be recorded and presented.

NJ Devils Goal Breakdown: Zach Parise's Strike on '10-'11 Opening Night

Upon reader request, I break down Zach Parise's goal on opening night of last season. An analysis of the play showed that it was much more than just a shot off a 2-on-1; much more was involved to make the rush happen, much less the goal.

NJ Devils Goal Breakdown: Ilya Kovalchuk's Snipe Past 3 Hurricanes

Based on a reader request, I break down Ilya Kovalchuk's first period goal against the Carolina Hurricanes on 2/16/2011. The shot went past three Hurricanes and a Devil; but the play was much more complex and deserving of further analysis to determine how that shot was created.

NJ Devils Goal Breakdown: When Ilya Kovalchuk Sank the Penguins in OT

From a reader suggestion, I break down Ilya Kovalchuk's overtime goal against the Penguins on March 4, 2011. In this analysis, I find that Patrik Elias did a lot of the work to make Kovalchuk's finisher even possible.

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