Friday Fun with Numbers

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.937Leafs team save percentage over all situations.

1 – Number of teams to ever break .930 over a full season: the Boston Bruins in 2010-11 with exactly .930. Obviously, overall save percentage has been steadily climbing in recent seasons.

32 – Total goals against through 14 games (2.29 GA/G).

43 – Total goals against if the Leafs team save percentage was .915 – a mark still good enough for 10th overall in the league (all situations). A drop from 3rd to 10th in team save percentage would take the Leafs from 6th to 23rd in goals against per game.

47 – Total goals for through 14 games (3.36 GF/G).

275 – The goals pace the Leafs are on over 82 games. If sustained, it would give the Leafs the most goals in a single season since Washington’s 313 in 2009-10. Only 2 teams have surpassed the 275 goal mark since the 2007-08 season (not including goal paces from 2013 truncated season).

187 – The Leafs current goals against pace. 187 has been good enough for a top 5 standing in the league in every season since the 2004-05 lockout.

2,958 – Current shots against pace for the Leafs (36.1/game). If sustained (surely not), it would be the highest shots against total since the 1992 Sharks, fresh off expansion, allowed 3,080 and finished 11-71-2. The worst shots against total since the turn of the millennium? Atlanta’s 2,911 in 2001-02, when they finished 19-47-11.

– 9.6 – The Leafs average shot margin. Better than only Buffalo.

8 – Wins when outshot (leads the league, 8-4, 0.66 win percentage when outshot). Best record when outshot in a majority of (>41) games? Boston’s 32-6-5 mark when outshot in the 2008-09 season.

9 – Number of assists by Cody Franson. Tied for 2nd in the NHL among defencemen.

10 – Dion Phaneuf’s plus/minus. Tied for 3rd in the league among defencemen.

(Almost) 10: Years since the Leafs last beat the Vancouver Canucks (November 24, 2003).

Bonus fun:

53 – Phil Kessel’s current goal scoring pace over 82 games.

6 – Leafs forwards on pace for 25+ goals.

Friday Morning Links:

– The Leafs have the Buffalo Sabres three times, the New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders and Nashville on the docket in the month of November. The Leafs should be able to keep it rolling with a schedule like that, and maybe even outshoot the odd team.

– Dave Bolland is a Leaf now, through and through. No fraternizing with Barack Obama and his ex teammates.

Carter Ashton will attend a hearing for his hit on Derek Smith on Wednesday night in Calgary. Only a 2 minute boarding call was assessed on the hit.

Coaches and GMs on the hot seat. DGB’s latest.

Get your Keep Calm & Corsi’s Wrong T-Shirt or Long Sleeve (women’s available).

Check out Morgan Rielly going on a rush and scoring as a novice player. If you missed it when we posted this last season, there’s also hilarious clip of Phaneuf at 9 years old launching clappers from the blueline, including one that almost takes out a parent in the stands.

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Alec Brownscombe is the founder of MapleLeafsHotStove.com, where he has written daily about the Leafs since September of 2008. He was also the editor of the 2009-12 Maple Leafs Annuals. You can contact him at [email protected]
  • lieffan

    2,960 – Current shots against pace for the Leafs
    (36.1/game). If sustained (surely not), it would be the highest shots
    against total since the 1992 Sharks, fresh off expansion, allowed 3,080
    and finished 11-71-2. The worst shots against total since the turn of
    the millennium? Atlanta’s 2,911 in 2001-02, when they finished 19-47-11.
    This one was not fun.

  • Dan39

    @lieffan Whatever man, Corsi does not apply to the Leafs.

  • Mind Bomb

    Good morning Folks

  • Burtonboy

    Good Morning Folks

  • Mind Bomb

    Burtonboy  Sup BB, Lots of little Kids last night ? we broke a record for the most rain on halloween here lol

  • Mind Bomb

    -Keon- Morning Keon
    http://mcubed.net/nhl/tor/van.shtml
    Looks correct, unfortuantley

  • Burtonboy

    Mind Bomb Burtonboy Never got a one lol. The neighbors who had little ones moved away and there are only a 1/2 dozen homes along this stretch of the highway and they don’t have small kids .

  • Mind Bomb

    Burtonboy Mind Bomb Wow nice, the rain and like 80 kilo winds really put a damper on it around here, not a lot of Kids, although I did almost get in a Fight, lol. These people that speed at night, on Halloween should be banned for life from driving. Guys takes a corner speeding just about wiped out us and a pack of kids. He slammed the brakes hard, and we got lucky he could stop. Unfortuanatley he would not get out of his car and took off.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    -Keon- Yes, sure.
    And I’m still seeing 47. You counting the shootout win “goal?”

  • PEIleafnation

    tgif…hosting my Friday night trivia tonight then on to SATURDAY…nights all right