NHL Statistics Glossary

Updated: March 12, 2009, 12:05 PM ET
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Scoring Statistics
GP Games played
G Goals
A Assists
PTS Points
SOG Shots on goal
+/- Plus-minus rating
A skater gets a plus-1 if he is on the ice when his team scores an even-strength or short-handed goal. He gets a minus-1 if he is on the ice when his team allows an even-strength or short-handed goal. This does not apply to goalies.
PPG Power-play goals
PPA Power-play assists
SHG Short-handed goals
SHA Short-handed assists
PIM Penalty minutes
TOI Time on ice
SHFT Shifts
FOW Faceoffs won
FOL Faceoffs lost
FO% Faceoff percentage
PROD Production value: the average ice time per point recorded.
For example, if a player is on the ice for 20 minutes and registers two points, his production value is 10:00.

Goaltending Statistics
GP Games played
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
GAA Goals-against average
The number of non-empty net goals allowed by a goalie per 60 minutes.
SV Saves
SV% Save percentage
The total saves divided by the total shots faced.
SO Shutouts
TGA Total goals allowed
TSA Total shots against

Team Statistics
GP Games played
G Goals for (including power-play, short-handed and empty-net goals)
PPG Power-play goals
SHG Short-handed goals
GA Goals allowed (including power-play, short-handed and empty-net goals)
PPGA Power-play goals allowed
SHGA Short-handed goals allowed
GFA Average goals scored per game (including power-play, short-handed and empty-net goals)
GAA Average goals allowed per game (including power-play, short-handed and empty-net goals)
SOG Average shots on goal
SOGA Average shots on goal against
DIF The differential between the average goals scored/shots minus the average goals allowed/shots allowed
SV% Save percentage
The total saves divided by the total shots faced.
SH% Shooting percentage
The total goals scored divided by the total number of shots taken
PIM Penalty minutes
PPO Power-play opportunities
TSH Times short-handed
PCT Power-play goals divided by power-play opportunites or power-play goals allowed divided by times short-handed.

Penalty Statistics
MIS Misconduct
GMIS Game misconduct
RGH Roughing
UC Unsportsmanlike conduct
FM Fighting major
INST Instigator
F/G Fights per game
ATBF Average time between fights
PIM/G Penalty minutes per game
HK Hooking
TR Tripping
HLD Holding
INT Interference
GL/INT Goalie interference
SLH Slashing
HS High stick
CC Cross-check
BRD Boarding
HLDST Holding the stick