Daily Fantasy Hockey: Power-Play Report (11/12)

Updated: November 30, 2018 at 2:24 pm by Dylan Berthiaume

When you are building your Daily Fantasy Hockey lineup it can be difficult to decide which team to target, which line to target and which power-play to target. 

To try and make that decision easier, Dylan and I have created the Power-play report. Below you will find an in-depth look at how each team’s power-play will match-up with the opposition’s penalty-kill. We have also broken down how much their top power-play plays in comparison to their second unit. 

Stats

  • – All totals are per 60 minutes of 5v4 ice time. 
  • – SF/SA: Shots for/Shots against
  • – SCF/SCA: Scoring Chances For/Against
  • – HDCF/HDCA: High-Dangers Scoring Chances For/Against
  • – PP1 Usage: The percentage of power-play time the top unit has played in the last five games. 

New York Rangers vs. Vancouver Canucks 

Rangers PP Canucks PK
PP%/PK% 18.2% (t-18th) 80.0% (t-19th)
PP/PK per Gm 3.2 3.8
SH%/SV% 13.16 SH% (16th) .843 SV% (24th)
Shots 53.75 (15th) 45.55 (10th)
Scoring Chances 40.31 (28th) 53.78 (24th)
High-Danger Chances 19.8 (18th) 20.85 (17th)
PP1 Usage 57.8% —–
Canucks PP Rangers PK
PP%/PK% 19.6% (15th) 77.2% (21st)
PP/PK per Gm 3.1 3.6
SH%/SV% 13.64 SH% (13th) .872 SV% (15th)
Shots 43.6 (29th) 63.12 (25th)
Scoring Chances 38.32 (30th) 53.05 (22nd)
High-Danger Chances 13.87 (27th) 24.85 (27th)
PP1 Usage 60.9% —–

Analysis: 

The Rangers’ mediocre power-play shouldn’t be much of a threat tonight against the Canucks’ penalty-kill. Vancouver would have an above-average penalty-killing rate if it weren’t for their .843 short-handed SV%. The low-usage of the top unit kills any appeal of a Rangers power-play stack.

The Canucks’ success with the man advantage is inflated by a 13.64 SH% (they can thank Elias Pettersson for that). Luckily for Vancouver, their inability to generate shots and chances will be mitigated tonight by the Rangers’ lackluster penalty-kill. Lundqvist’s short-handed SV% this season is right in line with his career mark of .879, suggesting Petterson’s sharp-shooting on the power-play could continue tonight.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Chicago Blackhawks

Hurricanes PP Blackhawks PK
PP%/PK% 14.3% (27th) 76.9% (t-22nd)
PP/PK per Gm 3.7 3.0
SH%/SV% 7.69 SH% (30th) .871 SV% (16th)
Shots 62.17 (5th) 66.21 (28th)
Scoring Chances 52.61 (12th) 58.37 (29th)
High-Danger Chances 26.3 (7th) 27.76 (29th)
PP1 Usage 55.4% —–
Blackhawks PP Hurricanes PK
PP%/PK% 12.5% (31st) 71.9% (28th)
PP/PK per Gm 3.3 3.4
SH%/SV% 5.97 SH% (31st) .736 SV% (31st)
Shots 44.84 (28th) 36.78 (1st)
Scoring Chances 41.49 (24th) 35.4 (1st)
High-Danger Chances 19.41 (19th) 23.74 (25th)
PP1 Usage 63.8% —–

Analysis: 

In true Hurricanes’ fashion, Carolina has produced an abundance of shots and chances on the power-play this season, but it hasn’t translated into goals. Their power-play SH% of 7.69% is the second-worst in the NHL and is the sole reason why their power-play is ranked 27th in the league. They should have an easier time converting tonight against a Blackhawks team that surrenders, on average, about one high-danger chance per power-play. Cam Ward and his .887 SV% will be in net for the Blackhawks tonight.

The Hurricanes have done an excellent job of suppressing shots and scoring chances on the penalty-kill, but have been let down by their goaltending. Scott Darling might be able to correct Carolina’s .736 short-handed SV% against a dormant Chicago power-play.

Dallas Stars vs. Columbus Blue Jackets 

Stars PP Blue Jackets PK
PP%/PK% 24.4% (8th) 76.8% (24th)
PP/PK per Gm 2.6 3.6
SH%/SV% 15.28 SH% (10th) .806 SV% (29th)
Shots 65.7 (4th) 49.17 (14th)
Scoring Chances 52.93 (10th) 41.1 (4th)
High-Danger Chances 20.08 (17th) 18.35 (11th)
PP1 Usage 71.7% —–
Blue Jackets PP Stars PK
PP%/PK% 15.6% (25th) 81.5% (t-13th)
PP/PK per Gm 3.8 3.6
SH%/SV% 9.41 SH% (26th) .904 SV% (8th)
Shots 47.6 (21st) 52.52 (17th)
Scoring Chances 42.56 (23rd) 58.99 (30th)
High-Danger Chances 15.68 (24th) 23.74 (25th)
PP1 Usage 55.3% —–

Analysis: 

Sergei Bobrovsky has struggled to help his team on the penalty-kill, posting a .795 short-handed SV%. It won’t get any easier for him tonight against one of the more potent power-plays in the NHL. The Stars’ eighth-ranked power-play is well supported by an above-average rate of shots and scoring chances. Their production would be more reliable if they saw more opportunities.

The Blue Jackets’ power-play has been generally ineffective this season, but the Stars’ penalty-kill is giving up the second-most scoring chances in the NHL. Torts has recently opted to scatter the Blue Jackets’ top-line across Columbus’ two power-play units, limiting the potential production of their top unit.

Anaheim Ducks vs. Nashville Predators 

Ducks PP Predators PK
PP%/PK% 16.0% (24th) 76.9% (t-22nd)
PP/PK per Gm 2.8 3.3
SH%/SV% 13.33 SH% (15th) .850 SV% (22nd)
Shots 46.19 (23rd) 56.83 (21st)
Scoring Chances 45.42 (20th) 49.72 (17th)
High-Danger Chances 12.32 (30th) 23.44 (23rd)
PP1 Usage 54.7% —–
Predators PP Ducks PK
PP%/PK% 13.6% (30th) 80.3% (t-17th)
PP/PK per Gm 3.7 3.7
SH%/SV% 7.89 SH% (29th) .890 SV% (11th)
Shots 47.92 (20th) 67.97 (29th)
Scoring Chances 44.14 (22nd) 64.85 (31st)
High-Danger Chances 16.4 (23rd) 28.06 (30th)
PP1 Usage 52.7% —–

Analysis: 

Given the ineffective nature of the power-plays of each team, expect most of the scoring to come at 5v5 in this one. The Ducks’ power-play has struggled to produce much of anything this season but has been bailed out by a 13.33 SH%. Nashville’s struggles on the power-play are dumbfounding considering the wealth of talent on their team. Their 7.89 SH% isn’t helping matters, but they are struggling to generate quality chances. With Viktor Arvidsson (upper-body) out for tonight’s game, expect Colton Sissons to take his spot on the top unit.


Top PP Advantages

  1. 1. Dallas

  2. 2. Carolina

  3. 3. Vancouver

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Dylan Berthiaume

Dylan has been an Associate Editor of DailyFaceoff since 2018 and a co-host of the DFO Podcast since 2015.

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