PIM = Penalty Minutes. So far, Alex had incurred 10 penalty minutes
SH = Shorthanded Goals. The number of goals the player has scored while the team was on the penalty kill/shorthanded. Looks like Alex needs a shorty in his stats.
GW = Game Winning Goals. Speaks for itself, Alex has had 3 in the last 11 games. Good Job Alex!
S% = Shooting Percentage. That’s the total of goals divided by shots on goal. If Alex had only made 1 goal in 4 attempts, his S% would be 25%, since he’s made 7 goals in 57 attempts, it’s 12.3%
OT = Overtime Goals. Do I really need to explain this? Ok, Alex had 1 overtime goal so far.
TOI/G = Time on Ice per Game. Usually your defensemen have the most time on ice per game.
Next up – Goalie stats:
GAA = Goals Against Average. Big clue here, the lower the number, the better.
W = Wins, L = Losses, OT = Overtime losses
SO = Shutouts. (I’m hoping I don’t have to explain what a shut out is, right? Please say yes, or just nod your head)
SA = Shots Against. How many times the opponents fired the puck at your goalie. Duh!
GA = Goals Against and SV = Saves. You know these, right?
SV% = Save Percentage. Real important number here for the goalie. Divide the number of saves by the number of shots against. Hint: Neuvy’s .926 save percentage puts him at #2 in the league as of 11/1/10. This is a good thing
G = Goals, A = Assists, and PIM = Penalty Minutes. Doesn’t happen often, but goalies can get goals, be credited with assists, and be assessed penalty minutes. If a goalie IS assessed a penalty, another member of the team sits it for him, just so you know. (BTW, former Caps goalie Jose Theodore has a goal on his lifetime stats)
TOI = Total Time on Ice. (another no brainer)
Finally – Team Stats:
Individual Team Stats by Game:
H/R = Home or Road
DEC = Decision (Win or Loss)
O/S = Overtime/Shootout
OPP = Opponent
RECORD = The teams’ current record. Caps are 7-4-0 at this time. (That would be 7 wins-4 losses-0 overtime losses)
GF = Goals For and GA = Goals Against. (The Calgary game, we scored 7 and Calgary scored 2.)
PPG = Power Play Goals (by us)
PP OPP = Power Play Opportunities (times we were on the power play)
PPGA = Power Play Goals Against (PP goals by "them")
TS = Times Shorthanded (we were on the penalty kill)
SHGF = Shorthanded Goals For (while we were on the power play)
SHGA = Shorthanded Goals Against (while we were on the penalty kill)
SF = Shots For
SA = Shots Against
ATT = Attendence
W GOALIE = Winning Goalie
W Goal = Winning Goal scored by…
Teams Stats within their Division:
GP, W, L, and OT were explained above. (or have you forgotten already?)
PTS = Points. Teams get 2 points for every win, and 1 point if the team loses in overtime.
GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, DIFF = Difference, HOME = Home record, AWAY = Away Record, SHOOTOUT = Shootout record, L10 = Last 10 games, STREAK = Winning or Losing streak. These are all pretty self-explanatory here, by this point, you should have been able to figure them out.
So, now you know all there is to know about what ALL those stats stand for. Does your brain hurt yet?
Just keep in mind, you don’t HAVE to know all these stats, but it helps to know a few of them. Wouldn’t it be cool to spout off a few of them to the guys around the water cooler and actually know what you are talking about? Bet you might even teach them a thing or two. Well, probably not, but you’ll still look cool, which is a good thing.