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10-02-2012, 10:23 PM
Hammer Time
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Originally Posted by leeaf83 View Post
Can somebody clear up something I've been wondering;

how are major penalties tabulated in official stats?
I've heard some people say that a 5 minute PP is tallied as 1 PP, I've also heard it's tallied as 1 more PP than goals scored during it.

So if a team gets one powerplay in a game-a 5 minute major and scores 3 goals on it, what would their powerplay stats be for the game? 3 for 1 or 3 for 4?
Every time a goal is scored, a new PP opportunity is deemed to have begun. So if a team scores 3 PPGs on a major they would be deemed to have 4 opportunities. Also, if the team on the PP takes a two minute minor, making it four-on-four, the team is credited with another PPO when their penalized player is back on the ice.

From the Vancouver/Boston game I mentioned earlier in the thread:

Bruins penalties
3:54 Thornton, Lucic - Kesler scored 5-on-3, Bruins killed the remaining 5-on-4 time
16:26 Peverley - killed
18:45 Pouliot - killed
34:47 Seguin - Burrows PPG
36:43 Krejci - killed
38:47 Marchand major - H. Sedin and Hodgson scored PPGs. D. Sedin served a two-minute minor during this time and stepped back on the ice with Marchand still serving his major.
53:22 Horton - killed

Vancouver was credited with 11 power play opportunities for the game:
- 7 minor penalties taken by the Bruins
- 4 opportunities for the five minute major:
a) one opportunity for the first minute until Henrik's goal
b) one opportunity for the time between Henrik and Hodgson's goals
c) one opportunity for the time between Hodgson's goal and Daniel's penalty
d) one opportunity for the 16 seconds of power play time the Canucks had after Daniel finished serving his penalty

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