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10-18-2010, 05:08 PM
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MathMan
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Originally Posted by CrAzYNiNe View Post
Didn't say we were. More shots on net doesn't mean more scoring chances. More shots on net doesn't mean a better game plan either.
However, in this case, the side with the most shots also had the most and highest-quality scoring chances by far. We don't need to speculate; people have been counting these.

I recommend, once again, enattendantlesnordiques.blogspot.com -- not only is it a fantastic blog in general if you read French, Olivier counts the scoring chances for every game that they show on TV, and his numbers for those games are pretty damning. (And, incidentally, Montreal crushed Ottawa on Saturday.)

behindthenethockey.com also had a series of articles on the Habs' playoffs while they were happening. Not the most heartening of reading for a Habs fan, but very instructive.

However, it's actually quite rare that you'll see a 2-to-1 shot differential and not see a scoring chance differential of roughly that proportion.

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