How do high shooting percentage teams perform in playoffs?
With the win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night the Leafs have made the playoffs for the first time since the 2003-04 season and they are doing it largely on the backs of an elevated shooting percentage which currently sits at a lofty 10.52% (5v5 only). Here are all the teams with a 5v5 shooting percentage above 9.00% since 2007-08 season and how they have done in the playoffs.
|Season||Team||5v5 Sh%||Playoff Result|
|2012-13||Maple Leafs||10.52||Made playoffs|
|2012-13||Stars||10.04||Fighting for playoff spot (10th)|
|2009-10||Capitals||10.39||Lost in first round|
|2009-10||Canucks||9.14||Lost in second round|
|2008-09||Penguins||9.76||Won Stanley Cup|
|2008-09||Canucks||9.23||Lost in second round|
|2008-09||Bruins||9.15||Lost in second round|
|2007-08||Senators||9.03||Lost in first round|
Prior to this season there have been 8 teams with a shooting percentage above 9.00%, 2 missed the playoffs, 2 lost in the first round, 3 lost in the second round and one team won the Stanley Cup. That isn’t very much success at all which is not a good sign for Leaf fans (myself included) hoping their team can go on a playoff run.