Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:34 AM
You don't think other teams also have those types of games that helps their %? The cherrypicking that goes on here...
Yeah, it's cherry-picking, but it does show why the Devils' PP doesn't feel as good as the % suggests. Devils have played 55 games so far. They've scored 33 PPG. Take out the two games and it's 26 goals in 53 games.
If you look up Boston's game-by-game PP numbers (I chose them randomly because their % was pretty close to the Devils), if you take out a 3-3 and a 3-5 night, their PP% drops from 19.9 to 16.8. It wouldn't surprise me if Bruins fans didn't think their power play was as good as the % suggests, but let's face it, if your PP is operating around 16-17% most of the time, it only takes two or three big games to push it up to around 20%.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 31 January 2014 - 11:38 AM.
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