May 15 2012 08:59AM
(NHLNumbers will occasionally publish some of our authors' archived material. This article was originally posted on December 24, 2010)
A question that has come up a few times is whether big players tend to have an advantage when taking faceoffs. There is a certain logic to the idea that they do: after all, bigger, stronger players should be able to out-muscle their smaller counterparts in the faceoff circle.
May 13 2012 12:04PM
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There was a relationship that came up a few times during Washington’s post-season run, ended in (yet another) one-goal game last night against New York. When Alexander Ovechkin played more than 20:00 in a game, the Capitals were 1-and-5; when Ovechkin played less than 20:00 per game, the Capitals were 6-and-2.
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May 10 2012 08:17AM
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