Blackhawks By The Numbers Regular Season Review

Jonathan Daniel

The Playoffs are upon us so let's take a look at how each of the Blackhawks players fared over the season by the numbers. Season long charts below are for CF% at 5v5 for each player. I created these charts using data from www.extraskater.com and used a 5 game moving average to show the season long progression of each player.  The tables for each player covers TOI/60 (Time on Ice per 60 minutes), goals, assists, P/60 (Points per 60), Pen+/- (penalty differential), CF% Close (Corsi For % at Score Close) and CF% Rel Close (Corsi For % Relative to Team Mates at Score Close). This data was collected from www.extraskater.com and stats.hockeyanalysis.com . Following the tables of information, there are heat charts showing Shots and Goals for the Defensemen and Goals (even strength, power play and short handed) for the Forwards which were taken from  www.sportingcharts.com using their Ice Tracker feature. If you are not familiar with some of the stats used herein, please take a moment to get a grasp of the basics here (Corsi & Fenwick) and here (Score Close & Score Effects). Just click on the graphics below to see a larger image.

The Blackhawks Player Usage Chart below from www.extraskater.com shows how unique the team is. The checking line of Bollig, Kruger and Smith took the vast majority of the defensive zone starts throughout the season and faced tougher competition on a regular basis than any other "4th line" in the league.

The Toews line faced the toughest competition on a regular basis but were also used in an optimized role in that they were able to start from the neutral zone and offensive zone more frequently. Their offense was also enhanced by being paired with the Keith - Seabrook defensive tandem more often than not. Hjalmarsson and Oduya faced the toughest competition in their shutdown role and other analysis I have seen points to them as having the toughest defensive assignments in the league. The other thing that really sticks out about the Blackhawks player usage is that all of the players' circles are blue. This indicates that all of the Blackhawks players have a CF% (Corsi For %) at 5v5 at or above 50%. This means that all of the players have the puck more often than their opponents. As you would probably guess, this is very rare throughout the league.


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Uc_usage_medium

GOALIES

Goalies_medium

Crawford_goals_es_medium

Crawford_goals_pp_medium

DEFENSEMEN

6th_d_men_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

BROOKBANK

48

12.7

2

5

0.72

-2

50.1

-5.7

RUNDBLAD

5

8.2

0

0

0.00

0

67.2

+10.8

KOSTKA

9

14.1

2

1

-

-3

50.9

-7.1

NICK LEDDY AND MICHAL ROZSIVAL

Leddy_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

LEDDY

82

16.1

7

24

1.01

+3

56.3

0.9

ROZSIVAL

42

16.5

1

7

0.77

-11

59.5

3.2

Leddy_rozsival_sg_medium

NIKLAS HJALMARSSON AND JOHNNY ODUYA

Oduya_medium

Hjalmarsson_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

HJALMARSSON

81

20.9

4

22

0.89

-13

53.8

-2.8

ODUYA

77

19.8

3

13

0.73

-11

53.4

-3.7

Hjalmarsson_oduya_sg_medium

DUNCAN KEITH AND BRENT SEABROOK

Seabrook_medium

Keith_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

KEITH

79

24.2

6

55

1.48

-6

57.6

3.3

SEABROOK

82

21.9

7

34

1.11

-6

57.3

+2.6

Keith_seabrook_sg_medium

FORWARDS

PATRICK SHARP

Sharp_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

SHARP

82

18.6

34

44

2.36

+1

56.3

0.9

Sharp_goals_medium

JONATHAN TOEWS

Toews_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

TOEWS

76

20.1

28

40

2.35

+9

57.6

2.8

Toews_goals_medium

MARIAN HOSSA

Hossa_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

HOSSA

72

17.9

30

30

2.10

-3

56.6

1.4

Hossa_goals_medium

BRANDON SAAD

Saad_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

SAAD

78

16.0

19

28

1.91

+13

58.4

3.6

Saad_goals_medium

MICHAL HANDZUS

Handzus_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

HANDZUS

59

13.4

4

12

1.22

0

52.5

-3.5

Handzus_goals_medium

PATRICK KANE

Kane_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

KANE

69

19.2

29

40

2.33

+4

53.0

-11.2

Kane_goals_medium

BRYAN BICKELL

Bickell_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

BICKELL

59

11.1

11

4

1.33

-2

59.2

5.0

Bickell_goals_medium

ANDREW SHAW

Shaw_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

SHAW

80

15.4

20

19

1.77

+1

58.0

3.0

Shaw_goals_medium

KRIS VERSTEEG

Versteeg_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

VERSTEEG

63

13.9

10

19

1.43

+5

54.8

0.1

Versteeg_goals_medium

BRANDON BOLLIG

Bollig_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

BOLLIG

82

10.1

7

7

0.97

-12

50.1

-6.8

Bollig_goals_medium

MARCUS KRUGER

Kruger_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

KRUGER

81

13.6

8

20

1.58

-5

51.7

-5.0

Kruger_goals_medium

BEN SMITH

Smith_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

SMITH

75

12.5

14

12

1.48

+12

50.5

-6.8

Smith_goals_medium

PETER REGIN

Regin_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

REGIN

17

10.3

2

2

0.68

+4

55.3

-0.7

JEREMY MORIN

Morin_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

MORIN

24

9.1

5

6

3.13

+5

63.4

9.2

JOAKIM NORDSTROM

Nordstrom_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

NORDSTROM

16

11.4

1

2

1.09

0

50.3

-8.9

BRANDON PIRRI, MATT CAREY, JIMMY HAYES AND TEUVO TERAVAINEN

Pirri_medium

PLAYER

GAMES PLAYED

TOI/60

G

A

P/60

5v5

PEN +/-

CF% CLOSE

CF%REL CLOSE

PIRRI

28

12.0

6

5

-

+2

58.0

0.0

CAREY

2

9.6

1

0

-

-1

50.0

-2.5

HAYES

2

11.8

0

0

-

+1

61.1

12.7

TERAVAINEN

3

14.1

0

0

-

0

48.4

-8.1

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