Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bandits' one-season records for goalies

Anthony Cosmo set a Bandits' record by playing for more than 1,000 minutes during the course of the 2014 season. Here's the updated top 10 through the end of the 2018-19 season, with Matt Vinc coming in at a strong No. 2:

Goalie - Year - Minutes
Anthony Cosmo - 2014 - 1,064
Matt Vinc - 2018-19 - 1,036
Anthony Cosmo - 2015 - 1,014
Steve Dietrich - 2003 - 838
Steve Dietrich - 2002 - 845
Steve Dietrich - 2006 - 812
Mike Thompson - 2011 - 763
Steve Dietrich - 2005 - 750
Anthony Cosmo - 2016 - 711
Alex Buque - 2017-18 - 710

Vinc was No. 2 again in saves:

Goalie - Year - Saves
Anthony Cosmo - 2014 - 752
Matt Vinc - 2018-19 - 705
Anthony Cosmo - 2015 - 681
Steve Dietrich - 2002 - 586
Steve Dietrich - 2006 - 568
Alex Buque - 2017-18 - 515
Steve Dietrich - 2005 - 511
Anthony Cosmo - 2016 - 501
Steve Dietrich - 2003 - 480
Ken Montour - 2009- 451

Those two numbers obviously depends on games. Let's take a look at "first-string goalies" over the years, and see who has made the most saves per 60 minutes of work in a given year. Vinc didn't even make the top 10 all-time here, checking in at 40.8:

Goalie - Year - Saves - Minutes - S/60M
Anthony Cosmo - 2017 - 437 - 583 - 45.0
Matt Disher - 2000 - 381 - 523 - 43.7
Alex Buque - 2017-18 - 515 - 710 - 43.5
Ken Montour - 2008 - 346 - 481 - 43.2
Bill Gerrie - 1992 - 159 - 222 - 43.0
Anthony Cosmo - 2014 - 752 - 1,064 - 42.4
Anthony Cosmo - 2016 - 501 - 711 - 42.3
Mike Thompson - 2010 - 271 - 387 - 42.0
Steve Dietrich - 2006 - 568 - 812 - 42.0
Steve Dietrich - 2002 - 586 - 845 - 41.6

(Minutes are rounded off for convenience.)

While the numbers were generally in the 30's for much of the 1990s, Bill Gerrie popped up as being particularly busy in the Bandits' first season.

Here's one last list - top 10 in save percentage by a Bandits "regular" goalie, and it looks like goaltending is getting better as time goes by:

Goalie - Year - SPct.
Ken Montour - 2009 - .813
Mike Thompson - 2010 - .809
Ken Montour - 2008 - .808
Steve Dietrich - 2006 - .808
Matt Vinc - 2018-19 - .803
Anthony Cosmo - 2014 - .797
Steve Dietrich - 2005 - .789
Mike Thompson - 2011 - .785
Anthony Cosmo - 2016 - .783
Anthony Cosmo - 2015 - .781

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NLL Special Teams Opportunities (2009-18)

Here's another way of looking at special teams, stolen from hockey:

Does a team have more power plays than penalty kills? If so, the team must be doing something right. Here are the rankings for 2019, with Colorado leading the way as it did in 2018:

Team - PP - PK - Diff.
Colorado - 80 - 53 - +27
Buffalo - 94 - 75 - +19
Toronto - 76 - 62 - +14
San Diego - 86 - 76 - +10
Calgary - 88 - 79 - +9
Georgia - 64 - 72 - -8
Philadelphia - 73 - 83 - -10
Rochester - 80 - 93 - -13
Vancouver - 75 - 89 - -14
Saskatchewan - 54 - 71 - -17
New England - 72 - 89 - -17

The five best figures in 2009-19:

Team - Year - PP - PK - Diff.
Calgary - 2009 - 113 - 71 - +42
Toronto - 2010 - 94 - 56 - +38
New York - 2008 - 142 - 105 - +37
Colorado - 2011 - 100 - 68 - +32
Edmonton - 2015 - 103 - 75 - +28

And the five worst figures, with again no change:

Team - Year - PP - PK - Diff. 
Toronto - 2009 - 62 - 101 - -39
New England - 2017-18 - 48 - 80 - -32
New England - 2017 - 65 - 95 - -30
Buffalo - 2017 - 73 - 104 - -29
Buffalo - 2015 - 65 - 92 - -27

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Bandits' recent win/loss streaks

Sometimes it's difficult to find out when the Bandits had lost won or lost a specific number of games in a row on relatively short notice. This saves me a step. The streaks are of an exact length. Obviously, a team that wins eight in a row also had a seven-game streak, six-game streak, etc.:

Winning streaks
Last three-game win streak - 12/29/18 to 1/19/19
Last four-game win streak - 1/19/18 to 2/10/18
Last five-game win streak - 1/10/14 to 2/1/14
   (Previous - 1/3/09 to 1/29/09 - went seven wins over two seasons)
Last six-game win streak - 1/27/19 to 3/8/19
Last seven-game win streak - 3/18/06 to 4/14/06
Last eight-game win streak - 2/11/07 to 4/7/07

Longest multi-season win streak - 17 (2/8/92 to 2/5/94 - regular season only)

Losing streaks
Last three-game losing streak - 4/14/18 to 4/28/18
Last four-game losing streak - 2/24/18 to 3/18/18
Last five-game losing streak - 3/6/99 to 4/10/99
Last six-game losing streak - 3/1/13 to 4/6/13
Last eight-game losing streak - 3/21/14 to 4/26/14

Longest multi-season losing streak - 9 (3/21/14 to 1/2/15 - regular season only)

Updated through June 2, 2019

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