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Here’s a little experiment that might shed light on our current situation. I’m gonna share a couple key, even-strength stats from two teams, but I’m not going to tell you which is which.
|Team A||Team B|
|Attempts / 60||38.78||38.15|
|Opponent Attempts / 60||32.53||37.87|
Team A gets 4 percent more shot attempts during 5v5 than Team B– the difference between a Cup contender and a playoff bubble team.
Team A has decent goaltending and a terrific goal differential. Team B has bad goaltending and is massively outscored.
Team A and Team B are generating unblocked shot attempts at about the same clip, but Team B is much, much worse at suppressing the opponent’s offense.
Any idea who the teams are or why we should care? Make your guesses. I’ll reveal in few minutes.
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