Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bandits Goals For/Against Ave.

It's good to check on how the Bandits do when it comes to scoring and preventing goals from year to year.

There was a little improvement in both categories. Buffalo's offense got a little better, and the defense got a little better. But the team still was a net minus in goals, so a sub-.500 record followed.

Let's take a look back at the averages, it's interesting to see the numbers drop on both sides since 1992:

Year (Record) - GF - GA 
2017-18 (8-10) - 12.9 - 13.3
2017 (6-12)     - 12.6 - 13.9
2016 (13-5)     - 13.9 - 11.9
2015 (11-7)     - 13.1 - 11.6
2014 (8-10)     - 10.6 - 11.1
2013 (6-10)     - 10.7 - 13.2
2012 (7-9)       - 12.4 - 12.8
2011 (10-6)     - 10.6 -  9.9
2010 (8-8)       - 10.6 - 10.6
2009 (10-6)     - 13.9 - 10.6
2008 (10-6)     - 12.7 - 10.9
2007 (10-6)     - 12.9 - 11.8
2006 (11-5)     - 12.1 - 10.4
2005 (11-5)     - 13.6 - 11.4
2004 (8-8)       - 12.8 - 12.4
2003 (12-4)     - 14.4 - 11.8
2002 (8-8)       - 13.0 - 13.3
2001 (8-6)       - 17.7 - 15.6
2000 (8-4)       - 16.8 - 13.9
1999 (4-8)       - 13.2 - 14.8
1998 (6-6)       - 13.8 - 14.3
1997 (6-4)       - 15.8 - 15.3
1996 (8-2)       - 17.2 - 12.7
1995 (3-5)       - 13.6 - 13.5
1994 (6-2)       - 15.1 - 12.4
1993 (8-0)       - 17.9 - 13.5
1992 (5-3)       - 20.1 - 15.6

GF - Goals For/Games
GA - Goals Against/Games

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

NLL Goal Differential in Season

I used to like to look at this statistic, because the Buffalo Sabres in 1987-88 had a winning record even though they gave up 22 more goals than they scored during the course of the season. That's tough to do.

Has a team in the National Lacrosse League ever had a winning record while being outscored? Indeed it has, in going back over statistics from 1992 to 2018:

Team and Year (Record) - GF - GA - Diff.
Edmonton 2010 (10-6) - 186 - 201 - -15
Colorado 2003 (9-7) - 221 - 230 - -9
Minnesota 2007 (9-7) - 200 - 207 - -7
Detroit 1994 (5-3) - 94 - 95 - -1
New York 1993 (5-3) - 88 - 89 - -1

How about the reverse? Eight teams have had losing records in spite of outscoring their opponents during the season. Two of them came this past season, and one broke the record:

Team and Year (Record) - GF - GA - Diff.
Toronto 2017-18  (8-10) - 237 - 216 - +21
Minnesota 2013 (7-9) - 219 - 202 - +17
Calgary 2017-18 (8-10) - 227 - 211 - +16
San Jose 2009 (7-9) - 200 - 185 - +15
Calgary 2008 (7-9) - 183 - 178 - +5
Toronto 2007 (6-10) - 187 - 183 - +4
New York 1998 (5-7) - 167 - 165 - +2
Buffalo 1995 (3-5) - 109 - 108 - +1

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Bandits' longest/shortest overtime games (1992 to 2018)

Longest Overtime Games (1992 to 2018)

Time - Team - Goal-Scorer - Date
9:55 - at Washington - Tavares (Buf) - 4/28/12
8:02 - Toronto - Toll (Tor) - 1/27/01
7:51 - at Minnesota - Crawford (Min) - 3/23/14
6:46 - at Rochester - Malawsky (Roc) - 3/20/04
5:14 - Washington - Sedgwick (Wsh) - 4/2/11

Shortest Overtime Games (1992 to 2018*)

Time - Team - Goal-Scorer  - Date
0:06 - Toronto - Veltman (Tor)- 3/27/99
0:12 - at Baltimore - Alexander (Buf) - 2/20/93
0:20 - at Philadelphia - Bergey (Phi) - 1/20/08
0:25 - at Toronto - Tavares (Buf) - 3/12/10
0:25 - at New England - de Snoo (Buf) - 2/19/17

*Regular season only; still missing exact details of 1/14/95 game vs. Boston. Goal by Tom Carmean came on "first Boston possession."

Updated on May 1, 2018


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Monday, February 18, 2013

Best/Worst Periods in Bandits' History (2006 - 2018)

The Bandits had the best period in their history during the 2018 season.

Best Periods in Bandits' History (by goal margin) - 2006-2018

Opponent - Date - Score (Per.) - No.
New England - 3-23-18 - 10-2 (3rd) - 8
Rochester - 1-16-09 - 9-2 (4th) - 7
Chicago - 2-24-08 - 8-2 (1st) - 6
Minnesota - 1-20-07 - 7-1 (1st) - 6
Rochester - 1-31-15 - 6-0 (3rd) - 6
Toronto - 3-13-15 - 7-1 (4th) - 6
Vancouver - 4-25-15 - 8-2 (4th) - 6
Georgia - 2-14-16 - 9-3 (2nd) - 6
Vancouver - 3/17/17 - 6-0 (3rd) - 6
Toronto - 4/14/17 - 6-0 (3rd) - 6

Worst Periods in Bandits' History (by goal margin) - 2006-2018

Opponent - Date - Score (Per.) - No.
Toronto - 3-29-13 - 7-0 (3rd) - 7
Minnesota - 1-28-12 - 7-0 (3rd) - 7
Rochester - 3-10-12 - 7-0 (3rd) - 7
Calgary - 4/5/14 - 7-1 (4th) - 6
Calgary - 3-24-12 - 6-0 (4th) - 6
Colorado - 3-9-13 - 6-0 (4th) - 6
Rochester - 1-25-14 - 7-1 (4th) - 6
Edmonton - 3-21-14 - 7-1 (2nd) - 6
Rochester - 1-31-15 - 7-1 (4th) - 6
Toronto - 4-29-17 - 7-1 (4th) - 6
Saskatchewan - 1-19-18 (1st) - 6

Updated through May 1, 2018

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Combined goals in a Bandits' half (2007-2018)

Most Combined Goals in a Bandits' Half - 2007 to 2018

No. - Opponent (Half) - Date
22 - Philadelphia - (2nd) - 3/1/08
21 - at Minnesota (1st) - 3/4/07
21 - at Saskatchewan (1st) - 2/26/16
20 - at New England (2nd) - 2/19/17
20 - at New England (2nd) - 4/26/15
20 - Vancouver (2nd) - 3/2/16
20 - at Georgia (2nd) - 4/2/16
20 - at Toronto (1st) - 12/30/17
19 - vs. Rochester (1st) - 4/26/14 
19 - at Toronto (1st) - 3/16/12
19 - at Rochester (1st) - 3/14/09
19 - Colorado (2nd) - 3/24/07

Fewest Combined Goals in a Bandits' Half - 2007 to 2018

No. - Opponent (Half) - Date
 4 - at Toronto (1st) - 1/29/11
 4 - at Rochester (1st) - 1/9/10
 5 - at Rochester (2nd) - 4/9/11
 5 - at Orlando (2nd) - 4/16/10
 5 - at Rochester (1st) - 2/8/14
 5 - at Minnesota (2nd) - 4/12/14
 5 - at Rochester (1st) - 4/19/14
 6 - Philadelphia (2nd) - 4/7/12
 6 - at Calgary (1st) - 1/8/11
 6 - at Edmonton (2nd) - 3/21/14
 6 - at Minnesota (1st) - 3/23/14
 6 - at Vancouver (2nd) - 3/29/14
 6 - Minnesota (2nd) - 3/21/15
 6 - Toronto (2nd) - 1/23/16

(Overtime goals not included in second-half totals)

Updated on January 7, 2018
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Combined goals in a Bandits' quarter (most/least) - 2007 to 2018

A couple of 12-goals quarter in the 2017-18 season cracked the first list:


Most Combined Goals in a Quarter - 2007 to 2018

No. - Opponent (Quarter) - Date
13 - at New England (4th) - 2/19/17
13 - Minnesota (3rd) - 1/20/07
13 - at Georgia (4th) - 4/2/16
13 - at Rochester (4th) - 4/23/16
12 - at Washington (4th) - 3/13/13
12 - Minnesota (4th) - 2/28/09
12 - at Boston (1st) - 4/4/09
12 - at Minnesota (2nd) - 3/4/07
12 - at Georgia (2nd) - 2/14/16
12 - Rochester (2nd) - 2/24/18
12 - at New England (3rd) - 3/23/18

Fewest Combined Goals in a Quarter - 2007 to 2018

No. - Opponent (Quarter) - Date
 0 - at Minnesota (1st) - 3/23/14 (third time in league history)
 0 - at Minnesota (3rd) - 4/12/14 (fourth time in league history)
 1 - Philadelphia (4th) - 4/7/12
 1 - at Philadelphia (2nd) - 1/15/11
 1 - at Philadelphia (3rd) - 1/15/11
 1 - at Toronto (2nd) - 1/29/11
 1 - at Rochester (3rd) - 4/9/11
 1 - at Rochester (4th) - 3/27/10
 1 - at Chicago (2nd) - 2/24/08
 1 - Rochester (1st) - 1/24/14
 1 - at Rochester (1st) - 2/8/14
 1 - at Edmonton (3rd) - 3/21/14
 1 - at Rochester (1st) - 4/19/14
 1- New England (3rd) - 3/31/18

Updated on May 1, 2018

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