Monday, February 11, 2019

Most Bandits Goals in Game Without PP Goal

Anyone can run up the goal totals when the power-play unit is hot. But what about when it doesn't do a thing in terms of scoring? Let's take a look at how many goals can be scored without the man-advantage. List includes all games, including playoff games (although none made the list) from 2014 to 2018-19.

Here are the Bandits' examples for most goals:

No. - Opponent - Date - Result
20 - New England - 5/2/15 - Win
18 - Georgia - 2/10/18 - Win
16 - Vancouver - 12/28/18 - Win
16 - Colorado - 1/18/14 - Win
15 - Buffalo - 4/13/13 - Win

Then there are the fewest goals:

No. - Opponent - Date - Result
6 - Rochester - 2/8/14 - Loss
6 - Colorado - 3/9/13 - Loss
*6 - Toronto - 5/5/12 - Loss
7 - Rochester - 2/9/13 - Loss
7 - Edmonton - 3/23/13 - Loss

And here are the outings by Bandits' opponents:

No - Team - Date - Result
15 - Philadelphia - 12/15/18 - Loss to Bandits
15 - New England - 1/30/16 - Win over Bandits
15 - Rochester - 4/28/18  - Win over Bandits
10 - Philadelphia - 1/19/19 - Loss to Bandits
10 - New England - 2/6/16 - Loss to Bandits
10 - Vancouver - 3/25/16 - Loss to Bandits
9 - Rochester - 4/21/12 - Los to Bandits
8 - Minnesota - 3/21/15 - Loss to Bandits
8 - Rochester - 4/19/14 - Win over Bandits
6 - Toronto- 1/23/16 - Loss to Bandits

It's interesting how balanced the lists are. Score more goals and you win, which makes sense. So how did Rochester not score a power-play goal against Buffalo in 2014, only score eight goals overall, and still win? Fluke of a game. And how about Philadelphia? The Wings scored 15 times without a power-play goal against the Bandits in their first-ever game, but lost.

There's only been one game since 2012 which featured no power-play goals: a March 15, 2015 game with Minnesota.

* - Playoff game

Updated on February 11, 2019