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12-29-2006, 03:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike8 View Post
+/- is never indicative of the play. Kovalev's line has been hemmed in its own zone more than any other line.

The short-handed goals against is a good thought, but there've only been 3, maybe 4 of those, if I remember correctly. I suppose that's enough to account for the fairly minor differences here.

EDIT: Koivu, Higgins and Plekanec have been on the ice for several goals while SH, while Kovalev, Koivu, Higgins and Ryder have been on the ice for a few SH goals against. This would be why Kovalev and Ryder have the worst +/- of the aforementioned players, and Samsonov's +/- is untouched by special teams. Further, Samsonov's the only one of these six players that has consistently been benched when Montreal's up a goal with 10 to go in the third; a time when Montreal has occasionally given up a goal.
I cant back this up with a stat but I'd wager that kovalev's line has given up the most shots to their opposition by far.

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