Seems like the closer the shot, the better the odds of scoring (which makes sense on a common level).
Example 1: Boston Bruins - Even Strength Only
181 Goals Scored
- 29 Goals were 0-10 Feet (16%)
- 82 Goals were 10-20 Feet (45%)
So roughly 61% of their goals were "inside" the face off circles of the attacking zone.
Example 2: Los Angeles Kings - Even Strength only
137 Goals Scored
- 31 Goals were 0-10 Feet (23%)
- 51 Goals were 10-20 Feet (37%)
So roughly 60% of their goals were "inside" the face off circles of the attacking zone as well.
Curious if some of these are the result of rebounds off shots taken from deeper out/deflections but it does paint a raw picture that teams should attack the net more rather than try to set up the shots from the point.