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Statistics and Analysis

For statistical discussion about the Tampa Bay Lightning and the NHL overall

TB Lightning player deployment compared to their results

Looking at the deployment of Lightning players using Micah Blake McCurdy's method of measuring pressure and compares that to their on-ice performance.

Alexander and the Not Terrible but Not Great Very Meh Contract

Last Sunday, Alex Killorn signed a seven year contract at an average annual value of $4.45MM. How does Killorn compare to other players on similar deal?

Who Had the Best Individual Game in Lightning History?

Have you ever wondered who had the best (or worst) single game in the existence of the franchise? Well, we've got you covered.

Lightning Year-End Review: Defenders

A numbers-based look at the defenders for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2015-2016 NHL season.

Lightning Year-End Review: Bottom Six Forwards

A numbers-based look at the bottom six forwards plus two bonus young guns for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2015-2016 NHL season.

Lightning Year-End Review: Top Six Forwards

A numbers-based look at the top six forwards for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2015-2016 NHL season.

Shot Metrics Through Three Games of the ECF

The shot metrics heavily favor the Penguins thus far in the ECF.

Regular season versus playoffs results

The second season has been a repeat of the regular season for Pittsburgh so far... which would work to Tampa Bay's favor in the ECF.

Numbers to Consider for the ECF

The Penguins have been arguably the best team in the league over the last quarter of the season and in the playoffs. How do the Lightning's numbers look by comparison?

Anton Stralman's Injury Impact

Since Anton Stralman's injury on March 25, Matt Carle has filled in on the Lightning's top defensive pairing with Victor Hedman. The numbers since that time tell an interesting story.

Drouin's stats before / after uspension

Jonathan Drouin has been one of the Lightning's best forwards since rejoining the lineup at the end of the regular season.

The consummate pro vs. the petulant youth

Production returns to former Lightning captain in limited chances since his trade to Los Angeles, a contrast to Jonathan Drouin's in Tampa and Syracuse.

Drouin by the Numbers

There's a lot of conjecture surrounding Jonathan Drouin and his performance or lack thereof depending on your viewpoint. Here's a look at some of the advanced stats so that you can make your own decisions.

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"ofCorsi - The Most Basic Stat of Hockey"... and on a t-shirt

Early returns on Namestnikov looking good

Staring at the possibility of being the 13th forward on a talented Lightning squad, Namestnikov may have caught a break with Cedric Paquette's preseason injury.

The Wall may fall tonight versus Dallas

Can Bishop secure win number 84 tonight against Dallas?

Bounce back season desired for Valtteri Filppula

The Finnish forward had a solid first season with the Tampa Bay Lightning, but took a step back in his second. What does he need to do to get back to where he was?

2015-16 Tampa Bay Lightning Milestone Watch

With the season fast approaching, it's as good a time as any to look ahead at some milestones that Tampa Bay Lightning players could hit this coming season.

The Replay: Scouting Erik Condra

The Tampa Bay Lightning had a quiet July 1, signing just one Tampa-bound UFA in winger Erik Condra, formerly of the Ottawa Senators. So what kind of player is he?

Looking back at the Braydon Coburn trade

The Tampa Bay Lightning paid a hefty price to acquire D Braydon Coburn at the trade deadline to bolster their blue line for a potential run to the Cup. Here they are in the final ... but did they make the right choice?

Bolts vs. Hawks Series Preview, Part 1

This is it -- the Stanley Cup Final. How do the Tampa Bay Lightning match-up with the Chicago Blackhawks, the best the Western Conference has to offer?

Secondary scoring problem still looms

The Tampa Bay Lightning have not been getting production from their bottom lines in these playoffs.

Mark Barberio, the forgotten Bolt

The Tampa Bay Lightning may be without the services of defensmen Matt Carle moving forward in the Eastern Conference Finals. But there's been no mention of Mark Barberio stepping into the lineup. Why not?

Bolts need to get back to what got them here

The Tampa Bay Lightning of the regular season were dominant, aggressive, and unstoppable offensively. In the playoffs -- they've proven it's better to be lucky (and timely) than good.

Bolts-Habs Series Preview

The second round series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens kicks off on Friday at Bell Centre; so how do these two teams match up?

Will Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos score?

If there is one thing that was expected out of the Tampa Bay Lightning in their first round series with the Detroit Red Wings, it was goals, goals, goals. Will big guns Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos finally score?

That Petr Mrazek shutout doesn't mean much

Detroit Red Wings fans are quick to point to Petr Mrazek's 4-0 shutout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 28 as reason to be confident in their young netminder. Are they right?

Lightning vs. Red Wings Series Preview

The first round series between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Detroit Red Wings begins Thursday. So how do these two teams match up?

Braydon Coburn still adjusting to his new team

As the entire Tampa Bay Lightning blue line adjusts to new pairings, Braydon Coburn has struggled a bit with his new team in three games so far.

Total Knock Outs offensively

While they're not the famed MVP line from Lightning history, the TKO trio has put up an impressive offensive punch for the Bolts in 2014-15.

Tyler Johnson not a fan of analytics; that's ok

Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson is not a fan of analytics ... which is a good thing for the Lightning as they move ahead towards the playoffs.

Games-in-hand disparity clouds standings for Bolts

All three teams at the top of the NHL's Atlantic Division are within five points of each other but Montreal and Detroit both currently hold considerable edges in games-in-hand. How long before things even out?