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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Statistical Anomaly – Detroit Red Wings PK

It probably comes as no surprise that the Detroit Red Wings lead the league in numerous statistical categories including goals (156), assists (277), shots on goal (1582), road power play percentage (33%), and home penalty kill percentage (88.5%).

What's unusual about the Wings is they own the NHL’s worst penalty kill percentage on the road (74.3%). Thus, your best chance of scoring on Detroit is when they're shorthanded on the road. The problem is, as the second least penalized team in the league (445 minutes), teams rarely find themselves in that position. And so the big red machine rolls on.