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11-13-2011, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by MathMan View Post
Montreal has the 4th-best 5-on-5 goal-scoring ratio in the league, a stat that's perfectly in line with their underlying numbers. They are strong both offensively and defensively at even strength. That doesn't exactly point to a system so weak that it should be a firing offense.
I know the ratio is good but we are 15th in 5-on-5 scoring. Sixteen teams make the playoffs, so we are far from dominating as far as 5-on-5 scoring goes. In fact we are borderline mediocre.

When you break it down even further, Montreal has scored 6 more goals than it has allowed at 5-on-5. What makes the ratio look good is the fact that Montreal has allowed fewer goals than many teams at 5-on-5.

Washington, for example, has a better differential but a poorer ratio.

Just wondering what your thoughts are on the ratios vs the actual differentials.


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