There’s no place to get all 30 NHL team PDO numbers, so I thought I may as well place them here every Monday morning. I explain PDO as a team-level stat at this post over at the Backhand Shelf, although there’s obviously much more detailed studies of PDO throughout the hockey statistical blogosphere.
I took the numbers from Behind The Net.ca’s team pages and sorted it into a spreadsheet, for everybody’s benefit…
|Team Shooting%||Team Save%||PDO|
Tampa Bay, San Jose and Montreal have each gotten off to hot starts, but each team will most assuredly cool off. The Lightning play a very open system that makes a 10% shooting rate somewhat manageable, but no way can Anders Lindback continue putting up a .943 at the back. San Jose and Montreal are also getting beyond world-class goaltending, and it’s unlikely that remains.
Anyway, draw your own conclusions, but I’ll use this space to publish PDO numbers every Monday morning.