For a bit of background, in order to rank single game performances, we needed a way to condense box score stats to a single number for each player.
In order to do this, we relied on our expected goal values methodology, which assigns a goal value to each type of play depending on how often it leads to a goal in the next 60 seconds. By adding up all the expected goals added for each player, we can get to that single number and these rankings.
We have also tagged each performance with the opponent's ELO rating. The higher the number, the stronger the opponent. This should help to give some context for each performance.
Did the player feast on the dregs of Division 1 or did they put up these numbers against a quality opponent?