Does higher Corsi Against rates boost Save Percentage?

Yesterday I wrote an article for looking at the Leafs performance so far this season in comparison to previous seasons. In it I showed a chart comparing the Leafs CA/60 rate in comparison with their Save% and it was quite astonishing how they rose and fell in lock-step. Here is that chart:   Very rarely in hockey analytics do you get a chart that looks as “nice” as that…

November 24, 2014