If you look at the scoring summary of the Wings 4-1 victory over the Wild, we see that Cleary gets credit for the GWG.
Detroit 4:38, Henrik Zetterberg 13 (Niklas Kronwall, Johan Franzen)
Detroit 8:59, Danny Cleary 16 (Valtteri Filppula)
Detroit 5:30, Kris Draper 1 (Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson)
Detroit 13:50, Tomas Holmstrom 10 (power play) (Henrik Zetterberg, Nicklas Lidstrom)
Minnesota16:20, Brent Burns 10 (power play) (Martin Havlat, Patrick O'Sullivan)
However, there is nothing to suggest Cleary's goal was any more clutch or more important than any of the Wings other goals. So we can learn from this box score that the GWG isn't meant to convey clutch or importance. So what is the purpose of the GWG stat and what information is it meant to provide us?
Edited by BCM, 27 December 2010 - 09:32 PM.