Table of Contents

Overview

Last Results

Next Games For My Teams

Schedule

Saving A Game

Viewing A Game Matchup

League Stats

Last Results

League Realignment

Conference Standings

Points Percentage Standings

Division Standings

Points Percentage Division Standings

League Standings

Points Percentage League Standings

3-Point Standings

3-Point Division Standings

3-Point League Standings

Points Percentage

Momentum

Schedule Analysis

Travel Analysis

Points Predictions

Draft Lottery

Home

Away

Head-To-Head

Rest

Goals By Period

Goals By Type

Expected Goals

Special Teams

Penalties

Shooting

Advanced Shooting

Scoring

Game Matchups

Playoff Matchups

Season Matchups

Team Stats

Team Order Customization

Options and Navigation

Summary

Game Results

Home Results

Away Results

Standings Trend Graph

SAT History Graph

Scoring Graph

Scoring Frequency Graph

Attendance Graph

Head-To-Head

Team Schedule Analysis

Team Schedule

Saving A Team Schedule

Teams

Update Schedule

Color Customization

Settings

Stats Legends

User Guide

Overview

ProPuck Wizard is the premiere mobile app for analyzing and understanding team performance trends in the NHL. Through its advanced statistics and innovative data presentation techniques, ProPuck Wizard quickly provides you with the hockey data you need, when you need it, where you need it.

Key features, many unavailable elsewhere, include:

The ProPuck Wizard compute servers process NHL game results nightly and make the data available to you overnight through the ProPuck Wizard mobile app.

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Last Results

After startup, the scores and standings changes from the previous day are displayed. Teams that have changed their standings position are highlighted. This includes the previous standing, new standing and the change in position. Upward moves are shown in green, downward moves in red. Teams that have changed their standings position over the past week are highlighted in the same way.

During the playoffs, scores from the previous day and the information for each series in the current round are shown. For each conference, the first group shows the series that changed the previous day, the next group shows the other active series, and the third group shows the series which have completed.

Once you have finished reviewing this information, tap the Done button on the top left of the screen to proceed.

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Next Games For My Teams

This screen shows the next game for each of your favorite teams. Tap a team logo to view the matchup for that game. Tap the text area for the game to save the game to your calendar.

Teams are selected in the Teams table in the Set Up menu which is part of the More tab. Games are shown in chronological order, with the closest game first. Only one game per selected team is shown.

The badge on the My Teams icon shows the number of games that your favorite teams are playing today.

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Schedule

After startup, this shows all games scheduled today. Tap a team logo to view the matchup for that game. Tap the text area for the game to save the game to your calendar.

The left and right arrows on the navigation bar move forward and backward in time to view games scheduled in the future or in the past. Left and right swipes in the schedule area will also move forward and backward. Days without games scheduled are skipped.

To display the games on a given date, tap the Date button. Set the date as desired then tap the Set button. To return to today's games, tap the Today button. Tapping the Clear button followed by the Set button will also set the date back to today. Dates can only be set between the first and last games of the season.

The badge on the Schedule icon shows the number of games scheduled on the date displayed. On startup, it shows the number of games scheduled today. If the season has not started yet, it shows the number of games on the first day of the season.

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Saving A Game

Any game can be saved to your calendar by tapping the text area for the game. Any previous version of the game already in your calendar will be replaced.

If you define a calendar called “NHL Games”, games will be stored in that calendar rather than in your default calendar. This will allow you to manage the games in your calendar more effectively.

In iOS 6, a new privacy setting was added to control access to your calendar. This setting must be on if you want to save games. The first time you save a game, iOS will ask for access. You may need to repeat the save operation afterwards.

The TV information for the game along with a link to the matchup for the game is saved.

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Viewing A Game Matchup

The matchup information for any game (past or future) can be viewed by tapping either of the team logos for that game. See Game Matchups for details on the information presented.

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League Stats

Last Results

This redisplays the scores and standings change info shown on startup. During the playoffs, scores from the previous day and the information for each series in the current round are shown. See Last Results.

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League Realignment

The league realigned itself into 4 divisions for the 2020-21 season: East, Central, North and West. The top four teams in each division advance to the playoffs and the other division teams are eliminated. Standings position within the division is shown using superscripts.

Playoff pairing information has changed and is now color-coded as follows:

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Conference Standings

This displays the team standings for each conference using the standard NHL sort order (points and division leaders) and tie-breaking rules.

Separate Standings statistics are computed for the regular season and the playoffs. Standings are sorted by wins for each conference during the playoffs.

Name

Description

Team

Name of team.

Position in conference points standings shown in superscript. See playoff pairing info for color coding description.

G

Total games played (sum of W, L, and O)

W

Total number of wins, including regulation, overtime and shoot-out wins

RO

Total number of regulation and overtime losses.

L

Total number of regulation losses

O

Total number of overtime and shoot-out losses

P

Total points (2 per win, 1 per overtime or shoot-out loss).

Shown in green when the team is in a playoff position and in red when the team is out of a playoff position.

%

Points Percentage (see below).

Shown in green when higher than the conference average, red when lower, blue when equal.

M

Momentum (see below).

Shown in green when higher than than the points percentage, red when lower, blue when equal.

Also shown are the division, conference and league records (points and Points Percentage). Divisions and conferences are sorted by points (highest to lowest).

Points and Points Percentages for a division are shown in green when the Points Percentage for the division is higher than the conference average and red when below. Points and Points Percentages for a conference are shown in green when the Points Percentage for the conference is higher than the league average and red when below.

Eastern Conference divisions (Atlantic and Metropolitan) are shown in blue while Western Conference divisions (Pacific and Central) are shown in purple.

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Standings (Points Percentage)

This displays the standings for each conference sorted by Points Percentage and division structure for each team in the conference. The teams in each division with the highest Points Percentage are seeded 1-2 as in the NHL standings. This representation of the standings presents a truer view of relative team performance as it completely factors in the number of games played by each team, which the normal standings do not due to huge disparities in the number of games played by each team during the course of the season.

This is available for the regular season only.

See legend.

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Division Standings

This displays the team standings for each division using the standard NHL sort order (points and division leaders) and tie-breaking rules. Also shown are the wildcard positions for each conference. Since regulation + overtime wins is a key standings tiebreaker, it is also shown.

This is available for the regular season only.

See legend.

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Division Standings (Points Percentage)

This displays the standings for each division sorted by Points Percentage in the conference. Also shown are the wildcard positions for each conference.

This is available for the regular season only.

See legend.

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League Standings (Points)

This displays the team standings for the entire league using the standard NHL sort order and tie-breaking rules (i.e., points).

This is available for the regular season only.

See legend.

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League Standings (Points Percentage)

This displays the standings for the entire league sorted by Points Percentage.

This is available for the regular season only.

See legend.

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League Standings (3-Point Percentage)

This displays the standings for the entire league sorted by 3-points Points Percentage.

This is available for the regular season only.

See legend.

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3-Point Standings

This displays the standings for each conference where a total of 3 points per game is awarded. In this system, regulation wins are awarded 3 points, overtime and shootout wins 2 points, overtime and shootout losses 1 point, and regulation losses 0 points. The total points, points percentage and momentum values are recalculated using this allocation. Results are sorted by 3-point Points Percentage and division structure for each team in the conference. The teams in each division with the highest 3-point Points Percentage are seeded 1-2.

This is available for the regular season only.

See legend.

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3-Point Division Standings

This displays the standings for each division sorted by 3-point Points Percentage in the conference. Also shown are the wildcard positions for each conference.

This is available for the regular season only.

See legend.

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Points Percentage

This displays the standings for each conference sorted by Points Percentage value for each team in the conference. Use this to determine which teams have the best records in the conference.

Separate Points Percentage statistics are computed for the regular season and the playoffs.

See legend.

This is a more accurate measure for comparison of teams than points as it factors in the number of games played, which the standard NHL points-based standings do not (except when points are equal). For example, consider team A with a record of 10-3-4 and team B with a record of 11-3-1. Team A has 24 points vs. 23 for Team B but Team B’s Points Percentage is better at 0.767 vs. Team A at 0.706.

Points Percentage is calculated based on the total number of points divided by the total points available (i.e., 2x the number of games played) and is a decimal value ranging from 0 to 1.000.

Also shown are the division, conference and league records (points and Points Percentage). Divisions and conferences are sorted by Points Percentage (highest to lowest).

Points and Points Percentages for a division are shown in green when the Points Percentage for the division is higher than the conference average and red when below. Points and Points Percentages for a conference are shown in green when the Points Percentage for the conference is higher than the league average and red when below.

Eastern Conference divisions (Atlantic and Metropolitan) are shown in blue while Western Conference divisions (Pacific and Central) are shown in purple.

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Momentum

This displays the standings for each conference sorted by Momentum value for each team in the conference. Use this to determine which teams are hot and which teams are not.

Separate Momentum statistics are computed for the regular season and the playoffs. Momentum values are reset at the start of the playoffs.

See legend.

Momentum is calculated using a proprietary formula based on a team’s performance over the last 10 games. More recent games are weighted highest, while the oldest games in the 10-game period are weighted lowest. Momentum can shift significantly in value over a short stretch of games, especially with consecutive wins or losses.

Momentum is a decimal value ranging from 0 to 1.000. When the team's Momentum value is higher than its Points Percentage, the team is playing better than normal so the value is shown in green. When the Momentum value is lower than the Points Percentage, the team is playing worse than normal so the value is shown in red. When equal, it is shown in blue. Look for teams with both Points Percentage and Momentum shown in green to find the hottest teams in the league.

Also shown are the division, conference and league records (points and Points Percentage). Divisions and conferences are sorted by Points Percentage (highest to lowest).

Points and Points Percentages for a division are shown in green when the Points Percentage for the division is higher than the conference average and red when below. Points and Points Percentages for a conference are shown in green when the Points Percentage for the conference is higher than the league average and red when below.

Eastern Conference divisions (Atlantic and Metropolitan) are shown in blue while Western Conference divisions (Pacific and Central) are shown in purple.

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Schedule Analysis

This analyzes the remaining schedule for each team in each conference.

This is available during the regular season only.

Detailed schedule analysis for each individual team can also be viewed using Team Schedule Analysis.

Name

Description

Team

Name of team.

Position in conference points standings shown in superscript. See playoff pairing info for color coding description.

R

Number of games remaining.

Shown in green when the team has more games remaining than the conference average, red when the team has less, blue when equal.

H

Home games.

Shown in green when the team has more home games remaining than the conference average, red when the team has less, blue when equal.

A

Away games.

Shown in red when the team has more away games remaining than the conference average, green when the team has less, blue when equal.

D

Division games.

Shown in green when the team has more games remaining within its own division than the conference average, red when the team has less, blue when equal.

C

Conference games.

Shown in green when the team has more games remaining within its own conference than the conference average, red when the team has less, blue when equal.

P

Playoff position team games.

Shown in red when the team has more games remaining against teams in a playoff position than the conference average, green when the team has less, blue when equal.

T%

Average opponent Points Percentage to date. This measures the overall difficulty of the schedule based on games played.

Shown in green when the average is lower than the conference average, red when higher, blue when equal.

R%

Average opponent Points Percentage for remaining games in the schedule. This measures the overall difficulty of the schedule based on all remaining games.

Shown in green when the average is lower than the conference average, red when higher, blue when equal.

5%

Average opponent Points Percentage for next 5 games in the schedule. This shows when a team is about to play an easier or more difficult stretch of games.

Shown in green when the average is lower than the remaining game average, red when higher, blue when equal.

Also shown are the division, conference and league totals for the above except the 5-game average.

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Travel Analysis

This analyzes the distances travelled by each team in each conference. Distances, time zone changes and number of back-to-back games are computed. Data is shown for the entire season as well as the remaining season.

This is available during the regular season only.

Name

Description

Team

Name of team.

Position in conference points standings shown in superscript. See playoff pairing info for color coding description.

km

Distance in kilometers.

Shown in green when the team has less travel than the conference average, red when the team has more, blue when equal.

miles

Distance in miles.

Shown in green when the team has less travel than the conference average, red when the team has more, blue when equal.

hr

Time zone changes in hours.

Shown in green when the team has fewer time zone changes than the conference average, red when the team has more, blue when equal.

bb

Number of back-to-back games.

Shown in red when the team has more back-to-back games remaining than the conference average, green when the team has less, blue when equal.

Also shown are the division, conference and league averages for the above.

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Points Predictions

This estimates the end-of-season points for each team in each conference based on several different measures. Also shown are which teams are predicted to make the playoffs and which are not. Tie-breakers are not considered in the calculations except for the conference point standings.

This is available during the regular season only.

Due to the division realignment introduced in the 2013-14 season, there are different ways that teams can make the playoffs so there can be multiple sets of blue (tied) numbers shown. For example, this can happen when one set of teams is tied for third place in a division while another set of teams is tied for the last wildcard position.

Name

Description

Team

Name of team.

Position in conference points standings shown in superscript. See playoff pairing info for color coding description.

R

Number of games remaining.

P

Current points.

Shown in green when the team is in a playoff position, red when out of a playoff position, blue when tied for the last playoff position.

F

This forecast assumes that the team's current Points Percentage is maintained until the end of the season. The remaining schedule and teams are not part of this calculation.

Shown in green when the team is forecast to be in a playoff position, red when out of a playoff position, blue when tied for the last playoff position.

H

Head-To-Head (see below).

This forecast is based on the team's performance against each other team that it has played. The remaining schedule and the teams to be played are part of this calculation.

Shown in green when the team is forecast to be in a playoff position, red when out of a playoff position, blue when tied for the last playoff position.

M

Momentum (see below).

This forecast is based on the team's Momentum relative to the Momentum of the teams to be played. The remaining schedule and the teams to be played are part of this calculation.

Shown in green when the team is forecast to be in a playoff position, red when out of a playoff position, blue when tied for the last playoff position.

G

Goals-For Percentage (see below).

This forecast is based on the team's Goals-For Percentage relative to the Goals-For Percentage of the teams to be played. The remaining schedule and the teams to be played are part of this calculation.

Shown in green when the team is forecast to be in a playoff position, red when out of a playoff position, blue when tied for the last playoff position.

xG

Expected Goals-For Percentage (see below).

This forecast is based on the team's Expected Goals-For Percentage relative to the Expected Goals-For Percentage of the teams to be played. The remaining schedule and the teams to be played are part of this calculation.

Shown in green when the team is forecast to be in a playoff position, red when out of a playoff position, blue when tied for the last playoff position.

%

Points Percentage (see below).

This forecast is based on the team's home/away Points Percentage relative to the away/home Points Percentage of the teams to be played. The remaining schedule and the teams to be played are part of this calculation.

Shown in green when the team is forecast to be in a playoff position, red when out of a playoff position, blue when tied for the last playoff position.

A

Average

This is the weighted average of the Head-To-Head, Momentum, Goals-For, Expected Goals-For and Points Percentage forecasts. The weighting of the different inputs changes as the season progresses.

Shown in green when the team is forecast to be in a playoff position, red when out of a playoff position, blue when tied for the last playoff position.

U

Maximum

This is the maximum number of points the team can obtain at the end of the season with no losses in its remaining games.

Shown in green when the team is forecast to be in a playoff position, red when out of a playoff position, blue when tied for the last playoff position.

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Draft Lottery

The Draft Lottery data consists of 3 sections:

  1. Reverse team standings table showing the teams currently eligible for the lottery (i.e., out of the playoffs based on points).

  2. Draft order simulator. This will run the draft lottery simulator once and show the resulting draft order.

  3. Overall draft probabilities simulator. This will run the lottery simulator many times and show the probabilities of picking in different positions based on the reverse standings.

The reverse standings table shows the standing data as describe in Standings as well as the following info:

Name

Description

P 1st

Probability of picking first.

Shown in green when the probability is above the average of the teams in the lottery and in red when the probability is below the average of the teams in the lottery.

O/A 1st

Odds against picking first.

Shown in green when the odds is better than the average of the teams in the lottery and in red when the odds are worse than the average of the teams in the lottery.

The draft order simulator table shows the following info:

Name

Description

P 1st

Probability of picking first.

Shown in green when the probability is above the average of the teams in the lottery and in red when the probability is below the average of the teams in the lottery.

P 2nd

Probability of picking second.

Shown in green when the odds is better than the average of the teams in the lottery and in red when the odds are worse than the average of the teams in the lottery.

P 3rd

Probability of picking third.

Shown in green when the odds is better than the average of the teams in the lottery and in red when the odds are worse than the average of the teams in the lottery.

Change

Change in picking order relative to reverse standings order.

Shown in green when the team has moved up, in red when the team has moved down and in blue when there is no change.

The overall probabilities simulator shows the probabilities of each team picking in a given position based on the reverse order standings. The likeliest position is shown in green, the least likely in red and all others in blue. Positions shown as “-” are impossible.

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Home

This displays the standings for each conference sorted by Points Percentage value at home for each team in the conference. Use this to determine which teams in the conference perform best at home.

Separate Home statistics are computed for the regular season and the playoffs.

See legend.

The values displayed for G, W, L, O, %, M are all calculated as above except the data includes home games only.

The division, conference and league data are all calculated as above except the data includes home games only. The data is sorted by home Points Percentage.

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Away

This displays the standings for each conference sorted by Points Percentage value at home for each team in the conference. Use this to determine which teams in the conference perform best on the road.

Separate Away statistics are computed for the regular season and the playoffs.

See legend.

The values displayed for G, W, L, O, %, M are all calculated as above except the data includes away games only.

The division, conference and league data are all calculated as above except the data includes away games only. The data is sorted by away Points Percentage.

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Head-To-Head

The NHL schedule is unbalanced and teams do not play the same number of games against each other team. Thus, if a team is in a weak division, the points and Points Percentage metrics can be inflated due to the lower calibre of competition in that division. Similarly, a team may look worse than it really is if it plays in a stronger division.

The Head-To-Head metric is used to measure a team’s performance against other teams in the league. Differences in schedule and opponents are normalized out resulting in a uniform metric that can be used to fairly compare teams in different divisions or conferences. It is the best metric to show how good a team really is when compared to another.

This is available for the regular season only.

Name

Description

Team