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.

The Bandits turned up the offense in 2015, scoring the most goals per game since 2009. Their defense didn't suffer too much, either. No wonder they were three games better in the standings.

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 
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 statistics from 1992 to 2016:

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? Six teams have had losing records in spite of outscoring their opponents during the season:

Team and Year (Record) - GF - GA - Diff.
Minnesota 2013 (7-9) - 219 - 202 - +17
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 2017)

Longest Overtime Games (1992 to 2017)

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 2017*)

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 on "first Boston possession."

Updated on Feb. 20, 2017


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Monday, February 18, 2013

Best/Worst Periods in Bandits' History (2006 - 2017)

Best Periods in Bandits' History (by goal margin) - 2006-2017

Opponent - Date - Score (Per.) - No.
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
Toronto - 2-28-13 - 7-2 (4th) - 5
Rochester - 1-16-09 - 6-1 (2nd) - 5
Portland - 3-21-09 - 5-0 (4th) - 5
New York - 4-11-09 - 6-1 (2nd) - 5
Rochester - 1-12-08 - 6-1 (4th) - 5
Minnesota - 2-16-08 - 5-0 (3rd) - 5
Chicago - 4-19-08 - 7-2 (2nd) - 5
Minnesota - 1-20-07 - 9-4 (3rd) - 5
Chicago - 3-31-07 - 7-2 (2nd) - 5
Philadelphia - 1-12-14 - 6-1 (2nd) - 5
Colorado - 1-18-14 - 6-1 (3rd) - 5
Minnesota - 1-30-15 - 6-1 (2nd) - 5
Rochester - 2-21-15 - 7-2 (3rd) - 5
New England - 4-26-15 - 5-0 (3rd) - 5
Vancouver - 3-5-16 - 6-1 (1st) - 5
Vancouver - 3-25-16 - 8-3 (4th) - 5
Georgia - 4-2-16 - 9-4 (4th) - 5
Toronto - 4-16-16 - 6-1 (2nd) - 5
Vancouver - 1-21-16 - 6-1 (4th) - 5

Worst Periods in Bandits' History (by goal margin) - 2006-2017

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 - 2-6-10 - 5-0 (4th) - 5
Philadelphia - 1-26-08 - 5-0 (2nd) - 5
Philadelphia - 1-27-12 - 6-1 (4th) - 5
Calgary - 3-24-12 - 5-0 (1st) - 5
Minnesota - 4-6-13 - 7-2 (2nd) - 5
Minnesota - 4-6-13 - 5-0 (3rd) - 5
Rochester - 1-31-15 - 6-1 (1st) - 5
Georgia - 2-20-16 - 8-3 (4th) - 5

Updated on Jan. 23, 2017

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Combined goals in a Bandits' half (2007-2017)

Most Combined Goals in a Bandits' Half - 2007 to 2017

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) - 4/26/15
20 - Vancouver (2nd) - 3/2/16
20 - at Georgia (2nd) - 4/2/16
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 2017

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 23, 2017

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Combined goals in a Bandits' quarter (most/least) - 2007 to 2017

From 2007 to 2015, the Bandits and their opponents combined to score 13 goals one time. It happened twice in 2016.

Most Combined Goals in a Quarter - 2007 to 2017

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
11 - Boston (1st) - 4/24/10
11 - Philadelphia (4th) - 1/3/09
11 - Rochester (4th) - 1/16/09
11 - Philadelphia (1st) - 3/1/08
11 - Philadelphia (2nd) - 3/1/08
11 - Colorado (2nd) - 4/5/08
11 - Colorado (4th) - 3/24/07
11 - Georgia (4th) - 2/20/16
11 - at Saskatchewan (1st) - 2/26/16
11 - Vancouver (4th) - 3/25/16
11 - Vancouver (4th) - 1/21/17

Fewest Combined Goals in a Quarter - 2007 to 2017

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

Updated through April 12, 2017

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