Rangers Stats: Checking the scoreboard with Advanced Analytics

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 19: Vincent Trocheck #16 of the New York Rangers skates against the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden on October 19, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 19: Vincent Trocheck #16 of the New York Rangers skates against the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden on October 19, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Dive into the New York Rangers’ performance with the latest NHL Edge stats. Discover their strengths, skating speeds, and puck possession rankings.

Hey New York Rangers fans, the NHL has rolled out a new advanced stats section on their website, giving us a deeper look at the game thanks to NHL EDGE, the puck- and player-tracking system that has been used since the 2021-22 season is now accessible to fans.

This tech is fantastic. It uses 14 infrared cameras above each rink, tracking every move with sensors embedded inside the puck and players’ jerseys. It’s like having a million three-dimensional coordinates at your fingertips for every game!

So, what kind of stats are we talking about? Well, you can now check out the maximum skating speed of your favorite players, from bursts of 18 to 20 mph, 20 to 22 mph, and beyond. Plus, you’ll see how far they skate in a game and for the entire season. Last year, Connor McDavid skated a whopping 4.42 miles in one game!

They also measure shot speed, save locations, and puck zone time. Want to know who owns the puck? Now you can. And you can filter these stats by forwards, defensemen, and game situations.
You can even compare players and teams side by side in various categories. It’s like having your very own stats showdown.

Exploring the Blueshirts’ Performance with NHL Edge:

So, with the NHL’s new advanced stats section, let’s dive into some Rangers numbers through six games.
The Blueshirts are excelling in the offensive zone even strength puck possession, ranking fourth in the NHL with 42.9%. That’s a promising sign for their offensive game.

Now, here’s where it gets even better – when it comes to power play time in the offensive zone, they’re leading the league at 65.6%.

Now, shifting to defensive zone stats on the power play, the Rangers are second at solid at 22%. That’s an excellent job of keeping opponents at bay.

However, New York is slightly below average in shots on goal with 172, whereas the league average stands at 189.
Conversely, their conversion on high-danger chances looks sharp at 28.6%. They know how to capitalize on those crucial opportunities.

The  Blueshirts are behind in the skating speed department. The NHL average is 22.86 miles per hour, and they’re at 22.29, not far off, but there is room for improvement.

Yet the Rangers are holding their own with 127 bursts of 20MPH, just a tad below the league average. Regarding skating distance, the NHL average is 280.81, and they’re at 267.40. So, let’s pick up the pace a bit and cover more ice!
It’s just the beginning of our statistical journey. It’s time to analyze, adapt, and support the Rangers striving for greatness.