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04-10-2014, 01:34 AM
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Sidney the Kidney
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Originally Posted by LetangInTheSO View Post
These numbers actually aren't quite as skewed as I would have guessed. I'd like to see the statistic for how many times we've allowed the first goal in the last 41 games.
Aren't they? Over a full season, the Pens' first half pace was just under 120 points (118). Over a full season, the Pens' second half pace would be under 100 points. Still good enough to make the playoffs, but hardly the "elite" team that folks defending Bylsma/the roster would have you believe they are.

The GF/GA differential is also a bit alarming. The team was a collective +40 over the first 41 games. The team is only a collective +4 over the second 39 games. It's giving up way more goals (106 to 94), while scoring a lot less (134 to 110). IMO, that highlights how much this team has struggled during the second half of the season.

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