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02-29-2012, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by piqued View Post
Why don't posts-hit count as shots on goal? They are shots that are literally on the goal. What about all the saves goalies make on shots that are going wide, or high, or pose basically no threat? They still count. Shots can hit the post and go in, or hit the post and then hit the goalie and go in, they are not by nature harmless.
Shots that hit the post and go in do get counted as shots. It's the idea that they the shot had no chance of going in from the moment it left the stick. They mark it as a scoring chance still, just like a cross crease pass that a guy fans on towards a wide open net, but no shot on goal.

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