Team USA group stage analysis
It's time to share with you our #WorldJuniors group stage analysis. Let's start with Team USA thread. The Americans show a solid game and are looking for their third gold medal in past six years.
Total summary vs. opponents in the key aspects of the game:
Passes into the Danger zone is the most efficient way in hockey to score a goal. Let's compare the Team USA with their opponents in four games played in group B.
Individual Player Statistics
Quinn Huges Vancouver Canucks is definitely one of the best D-men at the #WorldJuniors right now. He plays a very versatile game and helps his teammates a lot in the offensive zone. Also look at Team USA possession percentage while Q. Hughes is on the ice.
Q. Hughes and D. Anderson LA Kings have spent 64% of their icetime in the offensive zone. While on the ice together, USA gets 71% of all shot attempts – generating 2.6 xG for vs 0.6 xG against.
Jason Robertson Dallas Stars is one of the most dangerous players on the USA's roster. His 10 (team highest) successful passes into the danger zone have generated 7 shots on goal and 2 goals.
Here are the top five players in Team USA by passes into the danger zone:
The line of Madden Vancouver Canucks/Barratt Chicago Blackhawks/Cates Philadelphia Flyers has played together the most (38:28 TOI 5v5) and together this line holds 83% xG advantage, generating 4.5 xG for vs 0.9 xG against.