Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:56 PM
One last thing about the Devils and shootouts...even with last night's 0-for-3, they're a ridiculous 20-for-36 on their shot attempts this season (55.6%), and yes, this number leads the NHL. To put that in perspective, only six other teams have managed to shoot 40% or better this season. Since the shootout was implemented, exactly TWO teams have shot for a higher season percentage.
As much as some may want to think that somehow the Devils could or should somehow be better than they've been, and that putting new players in will somehow improve an already stellar shootout season, they're actually due to fall back a little bit.
And guess which team has the highest team shooting% since the shootout was implemented? The Devils at 41.4%. That is a full 3.9% higher than the second-place team. As you can see if you click on the link, the Devils stand significantly ahead of the rest of the crowd:
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 10 February 2012 - 02:12 PM.
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