March 25, 2013 7:40 am

Kings shooting percentage

I was going to write a piece on the team’s overall shooting percentage but was getting a varying account of statistics from site to site. After adding the players’ goals and shot totals up individually, my numbers equaled those of the former.

According to those numbers, the Kings’ 9.92 shooting percentage ranks 10th in the NHL.

And then there are the individual shooting percentages:

Jeff Carter: 18/85 = 21.2
Tyler Toffoli: 1/5 = 20.0
Anze Kopitar: 9/54 = 16.7
Colin Fraser: 2/14 = 14.3
Mike Richards: 7/51 = 13.7
Kyle Clifford: 4/30 = 13.3
Jordan Nolan: 2/15 = 13.3
Jake Muzzin: 6/46 = 13.0
Jarret Stoll: 6/47 = 12.8
Dustin Brown: 11/92 = 12.0
Slava Voynov: 4/49 = 8.2
Dwight King: 3/40 = 7.5
Trevor Lewis: 4/54 = 7.4
Davis Drewiske: 1/20 = 5.0
Alec Martinez: 1/21 = 4.8
Rob Scuderi: 1/22 = 4.5
Justin Williams: 4/98 = 4.1
Dustin Penner: 2/49 = 4.1
Drew Doughty: 1/73 = 1.4
Keaton Ellerby: 0/12 = 0.0

Neither Matt Greene nor Brad Richardson have taken a shot in three combined games played.

From the Numbers
-It has been mentioned before: Yes, Anze Kopitar should shoot more.
-As if we didn’t know: Drew Doughty is overdue and should see an advancement back towards the middle of the pack. Three or four goals over the final 18 games wouldn’t be a major shock.
-Justin Williams’ low percentage: Shooting to shoot instead of shooting to score? It would be interesting to see how many of those shots came from the perimeter and ended up as assists when net-bound players in front cashed in on rebounds.
-Dustin Penner’s low percentage: For a player of his size who occupies space in front of the net, one would expect a shooting percentage higher than 4.1.

St. Louis’ Patrik Berglund leads the league with a 28.0 shooting percentage amongst players with at least 25 shots taken. He has scored on 14 of his 50 shots.

In a similar vein, the Kings’ shot discrepancy of +4.4 according to NHL.com is the fourth-best per-game average in the league, trailing Chicago (+4.8), Boston (+4.6) and St. Louis (+4.5) and leading Montreal (+4.4) by percentage points.

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