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Defines one of the six spots on the ice occupied by the particular player
A player is credited with a game played if he steps on the ice for any length of time or serves a penalty.
Awarded to players who last touched the puck on a goal by their team.
Awarded to the last two players who touch the puck before a teammate scores provided no defender plays or possesses the puck in between.
Credited to a player who records either a goal or an assist.
A plus is given to a player who is on the ice when his team scores an even-strength or shorthanded goal, while a minus is given to players on the ice when opponents score in those situations. The difference is the plus-minus rating.
Penalties in minutes
The total time a player receives for minor, major or misconduct infractions.
Shots on goal
This refers to the number of times a player has directed the puck directly at the goal. Also refers to the number of shots on goal faced by a goaltender.
Shooting percentage (goals divided by shots)
The number of goals scored as a percentage of shots taken.
Goals scored while the other team is playing shorthanded.
Goals scored when a team is killing off a penalty.
Goals scored after regulation time ends in a tie,
Goals that leave a team one goal ahead of the opponent.
The final goal in a tie game. The NHL stopped tracking game-tying goals as of the 2005-06 season.
Goals scored after an opponent pulls the netminder for an extra attacker.
A hat trick refers to a player getting three goals in a game.
Goals scored by a player who is given a free shot on net.
The number of draws won.
The number of draws lost.
The number of faceoffs won divided by total faceoffs.
The number of times a player takes to the ice during the course of a game or season.
Time on ice
The minutes and seconds a skater plays during a game or season.
Power play time on ice
The minutes and seconds a skater plays while his team is on the power play during a game or season.
Shorthanded time on ice
The minutes and seconds a skater plays while his team is shorthanded during a game or season.
The number of contests a goalie begins in net.
The number of victories by a particular goaltender or team.
The number of defeats by a particular goaltender or team.
The number of games where teams or goaltenders allow the same number of goals as their opponent.
The number of games a goaltender or team loses either in a five-minute overtime period or a shootout.
A goaltender's statistic referring to the number of scores he has allowed.
Refers to the number of goals allowed per 60 minutes played.
The amount of time a goaltender is in net.
Refers to the number of shots on goal stopped by a goaltender.
Refers to the number of goals allowed per shots faced by a goaltender.
Refers to the number of games in which a goaltender does not allow a goal.
The number of infractions committed by a team or an individual player.
Encompasses various infractions which result in a two-minute penalty.
Encompasses various infractions which result in a five-minute penalty.
Major penalties given for fighting.
Serious offenses which result in 10-minute penalties
Game misconduct penalties
A flagrant rule violation which results in a player being ejected.
Penalties per game
The average number of penalties taken by a player or team during a game.
Penalty minutes per game
The average number of penalty minutes received by a player or team during a game.
Courtesy of CBS Sportsline with some changes and corrections by MHH.