Live NHL Win Probability

If you've been checking out the NBA win probability site, you've probably noticed a link for the NHL too. The probabilities are calculated based on the method I outlined in this post. The model now includes power plays, a unique and important factor in hockey.

Latest play descriptions are also included at each point in the graph, which is similar to how the football graphs will work in the fall. The most challenging part of whole project has been automatically adding notes to the graph where the goals were scored. They frequently overlap or overflow off the graph, and the logic of how to arrange them is far more challenging than you'd think.

I don't know much about hockey despite my frequent attendance at Capitals games in high school, and this has been a great way to look at the sport from a different perspective. I realize there aren't nearly as many hockey fans as football fans, but hey, a ten thousand Canadians can't be wrong...or however many Canadians there are. I missed that day at school.

The conference finals start today, so check it out. And if you're not interested in hockey, pass the word to your friends who are.

NHL Win Probability

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3 Responses to “Live NHL Win Probability”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Fuck You.
    Johnny Canuck.

  2. Brian Burke says:

    What's a Canuck? Is that like an Eskimo?

  3. Anonymous says:

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