Thread: Marian Gaborik
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03-09-2013, 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
Does that make the GWG any less valuable than in a 1-0 shutout? Unless the GWG in the latter came in the final minutes of regulation or OT, how can you assume either is more important? When you score the first goal of the game there's no way to know how the rest of the contest will go.

I agree any tie breaking goal is big.

Any stat that helps us filter away the 3-0 or 4-0 goals in games that finish 5-2 or 5-3 will help us more accurately determine, which players consistently tend to perform in close games when we need guys who can make the difference when the pressure is on and the open ice is usually at more of a premium.

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