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Frequently Asked Hockey Questions

How do I determine a team's winning percentage?
Divide total points by total number of possible points (two for each game).

How do I determine a goalie's or team's goals-against average?
Multiply total number of goals allowed by 60, and divide that figure by minutes played.

How do I determine a goalie's or team's save percentage?
subtract total goals against from total shots against to get total number of saves made. Divide total number of saves made by total number of shots against.

How is power play percentage determined?
Total number of power play goals divided by total number of power play opportunities.

How is penalty killing percentage calculated?
Subtract total number of power play goals allowed from total number of shorthanded situatons to get total number of power plays killed. Divide total number of power plays killed by total number of shorthanded situations.

How do I determine a player's or team's shooting percentage?
Divide total goals scored by total number shots taken.

What is plus-minus?
A player receives a "plus" if he is on the ice when his team scores an even-strength or shorthanded goal. He receives a "minus" if he is on the ice for an even-strength or shorthanded goal scored by the opposing team. The difference in these numbers is considered the player's plus-minus statistic.

When is a shot considered a "shot on goal"?
If a player shoots the puck with the intention of scoring and if that shot would have gone in the net had the goaltender not stopped it, the shot is recorded as a "shot on goal".

What is a game-winning goal?
The goal that gives the winning team one more goal than the losing team.

When do consecutive game, goal, assist and point-scoring streaks end?
In addition to being discounted whenever a player fails to record the goal or assist needed to extend a streak in a given game, the streak shall be terminated whenever the player fails to appear in a game.

How long does a player have rookie status?
A player shall be considered a rookie if he has not played in 25 or more games during any single preceding season, or not in six or more games during any two preceding seasons.

How is the time for a goal determined when it is scored in the last minute?
If a penalty or goal occurs in the last minute, the time is rounded off to the previous second (ex: if a goal is scored with 12.4 seconds left in a period, the time is indicated as 19:47).

What is the roster limit for each team?
Each team dresses 18 skaters (generally 12 forwards and six defensemen) and two goaltenders per game. A team may carry up to 24 players at a time.

When is the NHL trading deadline?
2:00 CST of the 40th day before the final day of the NHL regular season marks the deadline for trades between NHL teams. This date also marks the deadline for loans and recalls from minor league teams. This season's deadline falls on March 9th.

What are the NHL's tie-breaking procedures?
In the event of a tie in standing points, these steps determine which team shall finish in the higher position: 1) Most Wins, 2) Most points earned in season series between the two tied teams (points earned in the first game played in the city that has the extra game shall not be included), 3) Differential in total goals scored and total goals allowed over full 82-game schedule.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 50 32 12 6 147 134 70
2 NSH 48 31 11 6 145 115 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 49 31 16 2 155 113 64
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 47 27 17 3 129 120 57
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
11 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Seguin 48 28 25 1 53
J. Benn 48 16 28 -2 44
J. Spezza 48 8 27 -4 35
T. Daley 45 12 12 -7 24
E. Cole 44 12 11 3 23
A. Goligoski 48 1 22 8 23
A. Roussel 48 11 11 -1 22
C. Eakin 45 9 13 8 22
J. Klingberg 34 7 13 8 20
A. Hemsky 45 8 11 -6 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 20 11 7 .903 2.99
A. Lindback 2 7 0 .875 3.79
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