The Quaker summary data was "enhanced" from NHL official scoresheets. The other old summaries haven't gotten the "ehancement" treatment *yet*. They're still just based on newspaper summaries, but they will be enhanced eventually.
There were 3 PP goals in the 2nd period, but apparently no penalties. There were a bunch listed in the 3rd period, though. Is all the penalty data just getting dumped into the 3rd period for these games?
Also, there seem to be what appears to be duplicate penalties:
They just all seem to follow eachother. However, I also noticed that the names are in alphabetical order, so maybe whatever script you used to dump the penalty data into these files and there's nothing wrong other than the timing of the penalties being unknown.
Yeah - the penalties and just dumped into the last period ... most of the sources just list an overall list of penalties but the display of the boxscores need a period to put them into - so when they aren't know (which is common for that era) they are dumped into the last period
I noticed that the USA today boxscore archives with games from the 1995-1996 season, to the 1999-2000 season, has been taken down.
While all of the boxscores have made it up to the Hockey Summary Project, the USA Today website had game summaries and write ups to each game, something that hopefully has been saved and not lost forever.
We've got all the information in our database that we can get a hold of. So for example for the first 5 years of summaries we do have lineups - because newspapers usually had them. But penalties aren't reported by period and shots on goal are not always given so we are missing those.
For the 70's and early 80's newspapers / Hockey News Summaries rarely reported lineups so we won't usually have those. I do have Flyers gamesheets for many of those years so you will see many Flyers games for those years with lineups.
We are planning visits to NHL headquarters to get more completely info from the actual gamesheets - but it is a slow process.
Does anyone know where i can find game scoring summaries from years ago?
I went to hockeys referance and couldnt find the accual boxscores earlier than 1990 am i looking in the wrong place because im sure i seen this information before. Thank you.