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05-22-2012, 11:13 AM
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Sydor25
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Originally Posted by TonySCV View Post
Nashville allowed over a goal a game more than Phoenix at even strength. Chicago allowed roughly a half a goal more, so as you point out, this became far more of a toss-up. It doesn't matter how much possession time you have if defense or goaltending isn't as good as your opponent.

The Kings in the playoffs are scoring 3.52 goals per game on average 5 on 5 and allowing 1.01 - that differential is tops in the playoffs by a mile (and why the Kings are winning a ****-ton of games). Given that, possession becomes a good secondary indicator of how a series vs. the Kings will sort itself out long term.
NJ has the highest 5-on-5 F/A in the playoffs at 1.75, the Kings are second at 1.53.

How can the Kings have 3.52 GPG 5-on-5 when their total GPG is 2.85?

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