Power Play! NHL 13-14 (and beyond?)

Bel-Cam Jos

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Fast action in game 4: a goal under a minute in... then three more to chase Murray for Fleury; then a flurry of goals in the 3rd where the pulled goalie line almost ties it up. Tied at 2-2 going back to Da 'Boigh. Would be cool to end with the home team winning an epic Game 7!
 

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Final score matched game 4, and I am told there was an EN goal, the worst of all goals. I dunno what it is, but those empty net goals infuriate me.
When a team's down (usually by one goal) late in the game, they'll remove the goalie and have a 6th skater to attack the other goal; basically, it's like a power play 6-on-5 [but I'm sure you knew "what it is," JT] ;) ]. But I wonder if the Penguin who was in the penalty box in the last few seconds did it on purpose, so they could clear the puck and not get an icing call each time.
 

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When a team's down (usually by one goal) late in the game, they'll remove the goalie and have a 6th skater to attack the other goal; basically, it's like a power play 6-on-5 [but I'm sure you knew "what it is," JT] ;) ]. But I wonder if the Penguin who was in the penalty box in the last few seconds did it on purpose, so they could clear the puck and not get an icing call each time.
I know the intentions, but the Sharks in the regular season had 18 combined empty net goals against, out of their 237 goals allowed total, that's 7.6% of their total goals being pulled goalies. The only team worse is the Dallas Stars. For the Sharks in the 2015-16 season, pulling the goalie has achieved the exact same number of goals as it has lost, 18. In the last 25 years, the number of empty net goals in the league has virtually TRIPLED, from 133 to 368, despite goals in that time staying nearly flat.

6-on-5 doesn't pay off that well, it's a desperation move that too often these days results in an ENGA rather than a goal, that's not fun, it's depressing and now all too common. It's T-ball.
 

Bel-Cam Jos

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They sure like that 3-2 score; every one of the Pens' three wins so far ended that way, after tonight's Cup Final rematch against the Sharks.

[edit] And it's nice to note that with every team playing 3 or 4 games, all have won at least once. Thanks, socialistic parity!
 
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Bel-Cam Jos

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Odd: Penguins have the 2nd-best record in the East, and tied for the 4th-best in the league, yet have been outscored overall (only one of two such teams with winning records so far). But that's because their regulation losses have been by a combined 1-9 score, while every win but one has been a single-goal result. Fleury's played every game; I don't know who their HEALTHY backup goalie is (Murray's still hurt, IIRC).
 

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Another win, via the 3-2 score. Penguins are tied for the 2nd-best record in the East and are 4th overall in the league. Murray is the backup in net again. Scary that they have lost big when they lose so far, but seem to win most of the close ones.
 

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After a (hopefully) brief 3-game losing streak, they go out and win 8-7 in OT over the Caps, on their own (9-game winning) streak, after being down 3 goals early.

But in looking online, I think the co$t of ticket$ will likely keep me from seeing the NHL All-$tar Game in person.
 
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After a (hopefully) brief 3-game losing streak, they go out and win 8-7 in OT over the Caps, on their own (9-game winning) streak, after being down 3 goals early.

But in looking online, I think the co$t of ticket$ will likely keep me from seeing the NHL All-$tar Game in person.
The game is expensive, but the Fan Fair is only $20 a day and you get to stand in line for a picture with the Stanley Cup. I'm tempted...