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03-26-2013, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by leeaf83 View Post
Probably not as much as a 20 minute OT but less than 10;

A 5 minute OT takes on average 7 and a half minutes when no goals are scored (remember no TV timeouts). A shootout takes 3-5 minutes from the end of OT just to get started with the flooding. Then there's the minimum 4 shots which take 15-20 seconds each.

Once you factor in that OT can end any given time, a 10 minute OT would be quicker than a shootout.
I don't suppose there's a stat recorded somewhere for goals scored per minute? 5 minutes really isn't a lot of time to score a goal but maybe that's the point.

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