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Originally Posted by overpass
The answer to the question, is of course, both. But in what degree?
5 vs 5
I used behindthenet.ca's .xls files, with data from the 200708 season through the 201011 season.
Using the binomial approximation to a normal distribution, I calculated the zscore for each NHL player's once

There is certainly some skill involved and most of that skill comes from getting yourself and the puck as close to the net as possible.