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12-22-2011, 06:18 PM
Ziggy Stardust
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Originally Posted by kingsfan View Post
That happens every year. For each goal a team scores, another team is giving up that goal. It's impossible for there to be more goals scored than goals allowed in total throughout the NHL, so the goals for/goals against NHL average will always be the same.
What's interesting to me is how identical the numbers are from this season to last season:

As of today, the NHL average for GF and GA is:
GF: 2.738333333
GA: 2.735666667

Last seasons GF-GA average in the NHL:
GF: 2.733
GA: 2.732

Not much has changed in terms of the league average in goals. Averaging around three goals (or more) is going to give any team the greater probability to win games.

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