# What is plus/minus in hockey?

What is plus/minus in hockey? A player is awarded a “plus” each time he is on the ice when his Club scores an even-strength or shorthanded goal. He receives a “minus” if he is on the ice for an even-strength or shorthanded goal scored by the opposing Club. The difference in these numbers is considered the player’s “plus-minus” statistic.

Why +/- is a flawed stat? The main flaw of raw plus-minus in a single game is that when a player either plays mediocre basketball with a strong lineup that outscores the other team well or plays well when their lineup is getting killed, the stat does not capture it. This is often the case, particularly for guys that get less minutes.

Who has the best plus-minus in hockey? Larry Robinson has the highest career plus-minus, at +722.

Is +- a good hockey stat? While the plus/minus stat can be a good indicator of a player’s two-way performance, a few factors should be weighed in considering the rating. Brian Rolston’s 31 goals — nine of them short-handed — helped him to a plus-11 last season. First, players on good teams usually have good plus/minus ratings.

## What is plus/minus in hockey? – Additional Questions

### How is +/- calculated?

+/- – the plus/minus statistic is a measure of the point differential when players are in and out of a game. It is calculated by taking the difference in the score when the player enters the game and subtracting it from the score when the player exits the game.

### What does P mean in hockey?

P or PTS – Points – Scoring points, calculated as the sum of G and A. S – Shots on Goal – Total number of shots taken on net in the current season. PN – Penalties – Number of penalties the player has been assessed.

### Is a negative plus-minus good?

The plus minus stat is used to determine how often a player is on the ice when a goal is scored for the team versus against the team. A positive plus minus means that the player has been on for more goals scored than against, while a negative number means they have been on for more against.

### What does the A stand for in hockey?

Alternate captains wear the letter “A” on their jerseys in the same manner that team captains wear the “C”. In the NHL, teams may appoint a captain and up to two alternate captains, or they may appoint three alternate captains and thus no captain.

### How do you read hockey standings?

If two or more clubs are tied in points during the regular season, the standing of the clubs is determined in the following order:
1. The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
2. The greater number of games won, excluding games won in Overtime or by Shootout (i.e., “Regulation Wins”).

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### What does TB mean in hockey?

Translation:shots on goal.

### What does FOW mean in hockey?

– FO = Face Offs. – FOW% = Percentage of Face Offs Won By Team.

### What does PS mean in hockey?

Point shares (PS) are hockey’s equivalent to baseball’s “Win Shares” metric. Developed in 2005 by Justin Kubatko, PS aims to measure individual players’ contributions to team success towards their team’s total points in the regular season standings.

### What does PPP mean in hockey?

PPP stands for power play points, which is the sum of goals and assists earned by players on the power play. Nikita Kucherov (Tampa Bay Lightning) led all NHL players with 48 power play points (15G, 33A) in the 2018-19 Season.

### What does SHP mean in hockey?

SHP: Points scored while short-handed. PPP: Points scored on the power play. HmP: Points scored on home ice. RdP: Points scored on the road. DvP: Points scored against teams within a division.

### What does APG mean in hockey?

Acronym. Definition. APG. Assists Per Game (hockey statistic)

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### What does SM mean in hockey?

SM = Player’s Shot Missed Net. SOG = Shots On Goal.

### What does SCW mean in hockey?

NHL Teams Playoff success record across seasons
Team PO-points ▾ SCW
PHI 446 2
NYR 395 1
DAL 342 2
NJD 337 3

### What does L10 mean in hockey?

“Last 10” or “L10” tells you the team’s record over the last 10 games, expressed as W-L-OTL. “STK” or “ST” is the team’s current streak of consecutive wins or losses.

### What does RW mean in hockey?

RW stands for Regulation Wins and was introduced in the 2019-20 NHL standings, next to the ROW column. The NHL now considers regulation wins more valuable than overtime wins. So when two or more teams are equal in points, the team with more regulation wins will rank higher, even with a lower ROW total. ​

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