Neutral Zone Analysis: 2014-2015 Season: Game 13 @ Los Angeles


Above are the results from the game vs Los Angeles. This was in theory a “Schedule Loss” game, in which the team is playing the 2nd of two games on consecutive days on the road against a rested opponent.  These are games where it is normal for the unrested team to come out “flat” and get badly out played, simply due to the rest advantage.

Instead, the Isles played even in possession with the Kings, got the shootout win, and hell, actually outplayed the Kings in the neutral zone.  This was probably the most aggressive neutral zone game for the Isles this year, with the team carrying in a ton – that 48% # is solid, but actually under-represents what was going on – the number was higher through two periods.  And the Kings had a rougher time carrying in than the Isles.


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