Game-winning goal

The following are statistics commonly tracked in ice hockey.

Team statistics

  • STK - winning or losing Streak
  • GPGames played – Number of games the team has played
  • WWins – Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
  • LLosses – Games the team has lost in regulation
  • TTies – Games that have ended in a tie (Note: The NHL no longer uses ties. Instead games are determined by OT or SO).
  • OTLOvertime losses – Games the team has lost in overtime (Note: Many leagues do not separate overtime losses and regulation losses, including all losses in the losses statistic)
  • SOLShootout losses – Games the team has lost in a shootout
  • PTSPoints – Team points, calculated from W, L, T, OTL, and SOL; used to determine standings. Most leagues award 2 points for a W and 1 point for a T, OTL, or SOL.
  • GFGoals for – Number of goals the team has scored
  • GAGoals against – Number of goals scored against the team
  • SOShutouts – Number of games the team held the opposition scoreless
  • ROW or WWAS - Regulation plus Overtime Wins or Wins Without A Shootout - A variant of wins, discarding those obtained in the shootout. Under current NHL rules, this plays an important tiebreaking role.

Individual statistics

  • GPGames played – Number of games the player has set foot on the ice in
  • GGoals – Total number of goals the player has scored
  • AAssists – Number of goals the player has assisted in
  • PTSPoints – Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A
  • PIMPenalties in minutes – Number of penalty minutes the player has been assessed. For statistical purposes, ten minutes are recorded for a game misconduct, gross misconduct, or match penalty.
  • PPGPower play goals – Number of goals the player has scored while his team was on the power play
  • PPAPower play assists – Number of goals the player has assisted in while his team was on the power play
  • SHGShorthanded goals – Number of goals the player has scored while his team was shorthanded
  • SHAShorthanded assists – Number of goals the player has assisted in while his team was shorthanded
  • GWGGame-winning goals – Number of game-winning goals the player has scored (a goal is considered game winning when the team would win the game without scoring any more goals, for example, the third goal in a 5–2 win)
  • GTGGame-tying goals – Number of game-tying (that is, the last goal scored in a tie game) goals the player has scored
  • ENGEmpty net goals – Number of goals scored on an empty net
  • +/- or P/MPlus/minus – The number of team even strength or shorthanded goals for minus the number of team even strength or shorthanded goals against while the player is on the ice (see plus/minus)
  • TOITime on ice – Total time on ice
  • ATOIAverage time on ice – The average amount of time the player spent on the ice in the games he played (total time on ice divided by games played)
  • Some other terms that are used somewhat less often include hits, faceoff wins, faceoff win percentage, takeaways, giveaways, shots on goal (SOG).

Goaltender statistics

  • GP, G, A – Same as player statistics. Note: +/- is not recorded for goaltenders.
  • GSGames started – The number of games the goaltender has started
  • MIN – Total number of minutes the goaltender has been on the ice
  • GAGoals against – Number of goals scored against the goaltender
  • GAAGoals against average – Mean goals-per-60 minutes scored on the goaltender (see goals against average)
  • WWins – Games the goaltender has won
  • LLosses – Games the goaltender has lost (A goaltender is credited with a win or loss when he is either on the ice when – or was pulled for an extra attacker immediately before – the game-winning goal was scored)
  • TTies – Games the goaltender has tied (a goaltender is credited with a tie when he was on the ice for – or was pulled for an extra attacker immediately before – the game-tying goal was scored. In the case of 0–0 ties, the starting goaltender is credited with the tie)
  • SOG – Total number of shots on goal the goaltender has faced
  • SVSaves – Number of shots on goal the goaltender has saved
  • SVP, SV%, or PCTSave percentage – Percentage of the total shots faced the goaltender has saved (see save percentage)
  • SOShutouts – Number of games where the goaltender had no goals against him and was the only goaltender from his team to play in the game
  • ENGEmpty net goals – Number of goals scored while the goaltender was off the ice for an extra attacker

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