Puckbase is a project to gather new and interesting insights of National Hockey League statistics.
Puckbase was originally started as faceoffs.net, a project to find the best ways of measuring NHL player’ face-off abilities. Some noteworthy products were Net Shots Post-Faceoff, an advanced possession-based face-off metric, and player opponent-handedness splits which have uncovered numerous face-off takers who win significantly more face-offs against left-handed shooters than right-handed shooters, or vice versa.
As this project has expanded in focus beyond face-offs, the name changed in February 2016.
About the data
The information on this site is derived from the NHL’s Real-Time Scoring System (RTSS) reports. The data set currently goes back to the 2007-08 season and is updated nightly. You can verify the date of the last game in my database by looking at the bottom of any stat page.