We’ve known for a long time that the score affects how much NHL teams shoot and I decided to look into where they shoot from as the score varies.
This is all at 5v5 over the past five regular seasons. Red means “more shots than league average” and blue means “fewer shots than league average”.
Big takeaway for me is that being the road team really sucks. The home team gets above-average shot rates in the slot until they’re up by at least three goals. Road teams don’t start generating average even average amounts of shots until they’re losing and don’t get much extra in the slot until they’re down by three or more.