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.