Welcome to a weekly feature where we have some fun with underlying numbers. We highlight a couple of trends, then dig beneath the surface to get a better sense of what these trends ultimately mean, what's causing them and how likely it is that they'll continue. Think of these analyses as bite-sized deep dives.
In the recent past, we've used this space to look at various things like why defensemen should shoot less, the best lines in hockey, and the effects of the Barry Trotz defensive system. This week, we're going to focus on how the unprecedented run Carter Hart is on saved the Flyers' season -- and what that means looking forward -- as well as a dark-horse candidate for the hypothetical Most Improved Player Award.