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03-18-2011, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by pgreene View Post
ok, i think the guy for the post/russian machine site who does all the stats is annoying as hell--hockey is just not a stats game--but how can a team have more scoring chances than it has shots? don't you have to have a shot in order to have a chance to score?

i mean, in the absence of a goalie pulled own-goal or something.
A scoring chance isn't the same as a shot, never has been. Missing an empty net is a scoring chance you didn't finish. I'm not sure if there's an official definition, but it's definitely not connected directly to shots.

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