Thread: News Article: Refs favor Flyers the least
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03-30-2009, 08:32 PM
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As much as we would like to believe the stripes put the whistle away against other teams when they play the Flyers, it's not backed up by the stats.

Teams take an average of 0.071 MORE minor penalties when they play the Flyers than when they other teams. (The teams that get the most 'extra' minors: VAN .803, CGY .559, MTL .534, LAK .524, DAL .424. The teams that get the fewest 'extra' minors': FLA -.747, NJD -.695, BOS -.605, NSH -.601, COL -.488).

Incidentally, teams playing the Flyers get .433 more majors/game, .015 less 10 minute misconducts, .010 less game misconducts, and 1.977 PIM more per game than they do against the other teams.

All stats through games of 3/29/2009.

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