Punching in a quickie post regarding Houston's home and away records (if you've heard me type several miles away, you'll know what I mean- I'm been asked not to type when on conference calls).
Our recent surge reflects our ability to draw on the road and win at home- hence Martek's claim of Robertson Stadium becoming a House of Pain once again. Yup, it's been a while. Nothing attending a home game and leaving pissed off. The frustration has hopefully ended, though if we continue our run and make the playoffs, to progress, we'll have to do something we haven't done all season.
Win on the road.
This is entirely possibly, though we'll have to conjure up some better away numbers than these:
- 0-4-8 record when we're on tour.
- 8 goals scored, 15 goals allowed in 12 games
- 0.67 goals scored per game (OUCH!)
- 1.17 goals allowed per game
- Out of 4 losses, 2 have been by 1 goal; 1 by 2 goals; and 1 by 3 goals
- Four losses isn't bad, nor is the stingy 1.17 goals allowed, it's the draws that get us.
- We have been shut out 5 times out of 12 road matches, or 42%
- We have scored 1 goal 6 times away from home, or 50%
- We scored 2 goals 1 time when visiting, or 8%
To give you something to compare this with, let's look at our numbers when playing at home:
- 8-3-3 record at Robertson
- 26 goals scored, 17 allowed in 14 games
- 1.86 goals scored per game (not bad, buffered by 10 goals in last 4 games- nice)
- 1.21 goals allowed per game
- In our 3 losses (only 1 less than on the road), 2 have been by 1 goal; 1 has been by 2 goals
- We have been shut out 2 times, or 14%
- We have scored 1 goal 3 times, or 21%
- We have scored 2 goals 5 times, or 36%
- We have scored 3 goals 3 times, or 21%
- We have scored 4 goals 1 time, or 7%
Note that our defense is slightly stingier on the road.
I don’t have time to look at how Ching's injuries play into this. Still, food for thought…