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11-19-2012, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by ContrarianGoaltender View Post

I checked the home/road numbers for Chicago goalie with the most minutes played in each season since 1987-88, and it looks like the home/road split was greater in the team's new rink than in the old one, suggesting shot counting may have been a more significant variable than rink size:

Chicago Stadium:
1988: Pang .896 home, .884 road
1989: Pang .874 home, .864 road
1990: Chevrier .865 home, .840 road
1991: Belfour .905 home, .915 road
1992: Belfour .897 home, .891 road
1993: Belfour .903 home, .909 road
1994: Belfour .902 home, .910 road

United Center:
1995: Belfour .896 home, .916 road
1996: Belfour .899 home, .904 road
1997: Hackett .919 home, .933 road
1998: Hackett .916 home, .918 road
1999: Thibault .915 home, .895 road
2000: Thibault .896 home, .915 road
2001: Thibault .886 home, .903 road
2002: Thibault .915 home, .891 road
2003: Thibault .911 home, .918 road
2004: Leighton .916 home, .866 road
2006: Khabibulin .899 home, .871 road
2007: Khabibulin .909 home, .896 road
2008: Khabibulin .909 home, .908 road
2009: Khabibulin .917 home, .922 road
2010: Huet .906 home, .884 road
2011: Crawford .911 home, .924 road
2012: Crawford .901 home, .906 road



I consider it highly unlikely that the scheduling difference accounts for a SOG gap of 5.6 per game. There have been analysts that have looked at the impact of playing back-to-back, here's one example. The rested team has an advantage, but far from enough of an advantage to account for such a large gap in shots.
The presented data does not reflect O6 circumstances and scheduling, nor does the study cited reflect O6 circumstances and scheduling: The O6 scheduling disappeared with the early CBAs. So you no longer see goalies on top teams on the tail end of a trip facing 25-30 quality shots in a period.

As such it has no bearing on the 1940s circumstances that goalies of the era faced. Likewise the conclusions reached are strictly limited to the era studied.Not applicable to the 1940s.

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