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A visual guide to Fenwick

Stats guys are always talking about Fenwick, which is a differential between shot plus missed shots directed at the opposing net, and directed at your net. Why is this statstic important?

Jamie Benn's Goal Scoring Drought


As the Stars strive for the playoffs they need Jamie Benn to start finding the back of the net again.

A gameday Interview with Claude Julien

We catch up with the Bruins coach's facial expression prior to tonight's Habs/Bruins tilt

Devils Could Try to Reduce Avg. Shooting Distance


The New Jersey Devils forwards and defenseman have averaged a longer shooting distance than most of the teams in the NHL this season. Would it help if the Devils moved closer? Not for their shooting percentage but it's something they can try.

Shut Down Index v 2.0 - Revisited


How Do We Assess Defensive D Men In Context - Advanced Stats Might Help

Mike Yeo is the right coach for the Wild


Mike Yeo and his Minnesota Wild are in Dallas tonight to try to end 10 years of futility. Texas should be known as the place where Yeo's pro career started, not a house of horrors for the team he's hoping to lead to glory.

Looking at Current Situation & Last 5 Weeks for NJ


With five weeks left and most of it without Ilya Kovalchuk, it's time to look at the 16 games remaining for the New Jersey Devils to understand their situation and realize they will likely need 18 or more points to get to the playoffs.

Ryan Suter for Norris: Is it Possible?


The calls from fans are being raised. Ryan Suter should be considered for the Norris Trophy. Will he get serious thought?

Defensive Deployment


A look at what situations the Ottawa Senators use rookie defensemen in

The Final Weekend Pairwise Watch


A look at the Pairwise Rankings heading into the final weekend of conference tournaments.

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