Computed by dividing power play opportunities against by power play goals against, then multiplying that number by 100. For example, if your team has 20 power-play opportunities and scores seven times with the man advantage, their penalty kill efficiency is 35%.
The average penalty scoring percentage is 74.88 percent. This means that on any given penalty shot, the odds of it going in are almost two-thirds.
This statistic is based on data from the NHL Statistics Center. It takes into account all penalties awarded in the league over an entire season and divides it by the number of penalties shot during that time. The result is expressed as a decimal number with 0.5 added to round up any fractions. In other words, it's the probability that you will score on a penalty shot.
In actual practice, however, this statistic may not be accurate. Some teams are more likely to shoot the puck on penalty shots than others, which would affect this statistic. For example, if a team tends to shoot much higher percentages than the average, then they are more likely to score on their penalty shots and thus have better luck than expected by this statistic.
Also, some coaches tend to use certain tactics that may change the outcome of these penalties. For example, if a coach knows his opponent is very strong at stopping shots, he might want to send someone out who is good at getting the ball past his goalie.
So everything over that is green, and anything below that is yellow, fading to red as the proportion declines.
This number comes from looking at how many times penalty shots result in a goal compared to how many times they are taken. There have been lots of attempts over the years - about 200 in the NHL alone - but very few of them are successful.
It's not easy to score on a penalty shot because you're not getting much help from your teammates and the opposition goalie is right there waiting for you to make a mistake. But if you do manage to score, you'll be given another chance immediately after by the referee. There have been some amazing saves made during penalty shots in hockey history - think Nicklas Lidstrom - so it can be done.
In fact, according to data compiled by the National Hockey League (NHL), here are the highest percentages ever recorded for penalty shots:
Max Kaminsky was one for two. He scored on his attempt.
Gus Savard was one for two.
Jean Beliveau was one for two.
The hitting % is derived by adding all kills, removing all hitting mistakes, and dividing the total number of tries. This gives us a measure of how well we hit the ball without making any mistakes.
Kills are worth 10 points, blocks 2 points, and faults 1 point. A hit that falls in court is a "mash" and counts as a try. If the opposing team gets the ball back before it goes out of bounds, there is a re-play. There is no limit to the number of times you can re-play a ball so long as both teams agree to do so. If not, then it becomes a free ball and either player can score a point by hitting it.
So basically, your killing % is equal to the number of points you get on kills divided by the number of points given to the opponent for hits. If you remove all of the opponents' hits from the equation, then your killing % will be 100%. A good offense will attempt to get their hitters into the paint where they are more likely to score points. A high level offense could possibly get over.500 which would be around 50%.
As for defenses, it's pretty simple too. You just need to stop the opponents from scoring points.
Each side is given five penalty kicks, each of which must be taken by a different player. The team that scores the most penalties wins. If the score remains tied after the first five penalties, the game will be decided by sudden death. This implies that each side must take turns taking another penalty and scoring. There is no extra time played if the scores remain level.
The number of penalties in association football has varied over time. When the sport was developing into a professional business, it was not unusual for players to be sent off or suffer other injuries that would rule them out of further play. In these cases, the referee would usually signal for a free kick, which would be taken by the opposing team.
The first official rules book for soccer was published in 1884. At this point in the history of the sport, the number of penalties in the game had not yet been specified. However, it was agreed by all parties involved that if a player was dismissed, a free kick would be awarded to the opposing team.
In 1905, the number of penalties in the game was fixed at three per team. From this point on, the number would never change.
In 1930, the number of goals allowed in a match was reduced from 10 to 3.