1993-94 and PDO

1993-94 and PDO

The following table shows each team’s all situation PDO in 1993-94.  The key numbers are on the right: “PDO” is the original number I had without taking the empty net goals into account, and “AdjPDO” is the big number that has everything properly balanced and comes out to a leaguewide total of 100.0000000000.  SV% is the total number of goals against from number of shots against; TmSV% includes the empty net shots (which had to be adjusted for).  In this table, AdjPDO is simply S% plus TmSV%.

You can see the extremely small deviations between the two numbers on the right

Team GF S GA SA EN S% SV% TmSV% PDO AdjPDO
Buffalo 282 2369 218 2459 3 11.904 0.911 0.911 103.038 103.049
New Jersey 306 2657 220 2434 3 11.517 0.910 0.910 102.478 102.489
Florida 233 2291 233 2801 7 10.170 0.917 0.917 101.852 101.873
Toronto 280 2530 243 2551 3 11.067 0.905 0.905 101.542 101.553
Montreal 283 2621 248 2528 5 10.797 0.902 0.902 100.987 101.007
Dallas 286 2558 265 2582 7 11.181 0.897 0.898 100.917 100.945
NY Islanders 282 2511 264 2558 3 11.231 0.897 0.897 100.910 100.922
San Jose 252 2101 265 2383 6 11.994 0.889 0.889 100.874 100.902
St. Louis 270 2570 283 2945 1 10.506 0.904 0.904 100.896 100.900
NY Rangers 299 2871 231 2325 3 10.414 0.901 0.901 100.479 100.492
Philadelphia 294 2409 314 2653 10 12.204 0.882 0.882 100.369 100.413
Calgary 302 2640 256 2306 5 11.439 0.889 0.889 100.338 100.362
Pittsburgh 299 2731 285 2674 2 10.948 0.893 0.893 100.290 100.298
Chicago 254 2545 240 2458 0 9.980 0.902 0.902 100.216 100.216
Quebec 277 2405 292 2561 11 11.518 0.886 0.886 100.116 100.165
Los Angeles 294 2769 322 3033 13 10.618 0.894 0.894 100.001 100.046
Detroit 356 2990 275 2296 7 11.906 0.880 0.881 99.929 99.965
Anaheim 229 2402 251 2606 10 9.534 0.904 0.904 99.902 99.939
Edmonton 261 2549 305 2883 8 10.239 0.894 0.895 99.660 99.689
Hartford 227 2319 288 2574 14 9.789 0.888 0.889 98.600 98.660
Vancouver 279 2625 276 2278 7 10.629 0.879 0.879 98.513 98.550
Washington 277 2606 263 2168 4 10.629 0.879 0.879 98.498 98.521
Tampa Bay 224 2503 251 2291 5 8.949 0.890 0.891 97.993 98.017
Boston 289 2980 252 2111 2 9.698 0.881 0.881 97.761 97.772
Winnipeg 245 2470 344 2792 6 9.919 0.877 0.877 97.598 97.625
Ottawa 201 2148 397 2767 9 9.358 0.857 0.857 95.010 95.056

Remember that magic range of 99.2% and 100.9% in all situations PDO that correlates very strongly with playoff appearances?

In 1993-94:

  • 2 teams finished with a PDO of 102.0% or above; both made the playoffs
  • 3 teams finished with a PDO of 101.0% to 101.9%; two made the playoffs while Florida missed
  • 11 teams finished with a PDO of 100.0% to 100.9%; 8 made the playoffs while 3 missed
  • 3 teams finished with a PDO of 99.0% to 99.9%; Detroit made the playoffs while the other two missed
  • 4 teams finished with a PDO of 98.0% to 98.9%; 2 made the playoffs while 2 missed
  • 2 teams finished with a PDO of 97.0% to 97.9%; Boston made the playoffs while Winnipeg missed
  • 1 team finished with a PDO of below 97.0%, naturally it was Ottawa and they missed the playoffs by a mile

In the playoffs

In the first round of the 1993-94 playoffs:

  • NY Rangers (lower) beat NY Islanders (higher)
  • Washington (lower) beat Pittsburgh (higher)
  • New Jersey (lower) beat Buffalo (higher)
  • Boston (lower) beat Montreal (higher)
  • San Jose (higher) beat Detroit (lower)
  • Vancouver (lower) beat Calgary (higher)
  • Toronto (higher) beat Chicago (lower)
  • Dallas (higher) beat St. Louis (lower)

In the second round:

  • NY Rangers (higher) beat Washington (lower)
  • New Jersey (higher) beat Boston (lower)
  • Vancouver (lower) beat Dallas (higher)
  • Toronto (higher) beat San Jose (lower)

And the rest of the way:

  • NY Rangers (lower) beat New Jersey (higher)
  • Vancouver (lower) beat Toronto (higher)
  • NY Rangers (higher) beat Vancouver (lower)

The lower PDO team finished with an 8-7 playoff series record over the higher PDO team.