At 4-2 on the season, the Wings have already equaled their win total from their entire inaugural season last year, when they were 4-14. They were 0-6 at this point last season. The Wings have scored 66 goals – actually one fewer than the 67 they scored through six games last year – but they have allowed 53, which is 28 fewer than the 81 they allowed through the first six games of last season. The Wings have taken 41 fewer penalty minutes than they had this time a year ago, and their power play has improved from 22.7 percent through six games of 2019 to 42.9 percent through six games of 2020.
The Wings continue to dominate the second quarter of games this season. They have outscored the opposition 24-12 in second quarters this year. The 24-goal total and the plus-12 goal differential are both the largest for any team in any one quarter in the league so far this season. The Wings are also outshooting opponents 103-71 in the second quarter, with the 103 shots and the plus-32 shot differential also being league highs. The 26 shots the Wings had in the second quarter last week mark a season high in the NLL for second-quarter shots.
At 8.8 goals allowed per game (53 in six contests), the Wings are allowing the fourth-fewest goals on average in the league. They are allowing the third-fewest shots on average, at 50.2 per game (301 in six games). Zach Higgins has a 8.77 goals-against average and an .824 save percentage, both of which are fourth-best in the NLL.
Kevin Crowley has 12 goals and 18 assists for 30 points through six games. He is tied for third in the NLL in scoring and is one of just seven players in the league to eclipse the 30-point mark to this point. Crowley is fifth in the league with 85 shots; his shooting percentage of 0.141 is the highest among the top 10 players in the shots category.
Kiel Matisz continues to lead all NLL defense/transition players in scoring with five goals and 11 assists for 16 points, and also continues to lead that group in shots on goal with 36. He has 52 loose balls on the season, which is fifth in the NLL and third among players who don’t take faceoffs. Matisz has 36 shots on the season and has put 34 of them on goal, which is among the best accuracy percentages in the league for players with more than 30 shots on the season.
Trevor Baptiste is 105-for-140 (75 pct) at the faceoff dot this season. He leads the league in both faceoff wins and in loose balls (71). Baptiste has scored six goals already this season after going all of last year without
a tally; he’s scored those six goals on just 12 shots for a .500 shooting percentage. He leads all defense & transition players in goals on the season.
Steph Charbonneau is third on the Wings in loose balls at 33 and leads the team with six caused turnovers.