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#2573903 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 23 February 2015 - 10:15 PM

Is everybody awake?!

LGW!

 

Lol, so far but I'm sure I'll only last through the 1st period.




#2573898 2/23 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Ducks 4 (SO)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 23 February 2015 - 10:12 PM

I wonder if Duck Guy will pop in




#2573892 Zetterberg leaves after 2nd Period; "upper body injury"

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 23 February 2015 - 10:07 PM

 

Well as interesting as a bunch of anecdotal evidence is, actual scientific research suggests that fighting has no positive effect on the outcome of the game.  The ol' eyeball test is good for finding a date on a Friday night, but if you want to find the truth about real world phenomena...you have to use science.  Bummer. 

 

https://georgetownsp...a-hockey-fight/

 

"We can see in all four of these data sets that there is no evidence that winning a fight leads to better results in the immediate aftermath of the fight. In fact, it appears that the team winning the fight will score slightly less goals in the game than they did previously. In all four groups, the percentage of goals scored by the winning team is within 1.96 standard deviations of the percentage of its total goals scored, indicating that the results are negligible. Thus, we cannot reject the null hypothesis that winning a fight has no impact on a team’s momentum and goal differential."

 

 

http://blog.philbirn...erformance.html

 

So, I guess, our overall conclusion from this study isn't completely certain. We wind up with a summary like:

1. The effect doesn't seem to exist for run-of-the-mill fights.
2. When a goon fighter on a goon team fights when his team is down, it seems to benefit that team by 1/8 of a goal, or a bit less than a normal power play.
3. But, that effect isn't statistically significant, so we have some doubts that it's real.
4. And, with only 364 such datapoints qualifying out of around 5,000, only a small percentage of fights match the criterion for that kind of boost.

If you had to reduce that to one line, it might be: At best, there might be a small effect in certain specific circumstances ... but much, much less than sportscasters make it out to be.

 

Ok we get it.  You don't like fighting.  Ad nauseum.




#2573375 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 21 February 2015 - 10:53 PM

WHOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!




#2573322 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 21 February 2015 - 10:45 PM

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!  Don't you wish you were at this game?




#2573310 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 21 February 2015 - 10:39 PM

This is actually a very entertaining game.




#2573205 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 21 February 2015 - 10:12 PM

Just got home from work.  Are you sure we're not playing at home?  :w00t:




#2572782 2/21 GDT : Red Wings 7 at Dallas Stars 6 (OT)

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 21 February 2015 - 10:47 AM

Let's go Wings!!




#2572505 Do we need to add grit?

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 19 February 2015 - 04:42 PM

I would love, love, love to have Clutterbuck on this team.  




#2572417 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 19 February 2015 - 06:35 AM

Does anyone have a video of Gus' goal?  I thought that one was pretty sweet too.




#2572150 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 18 February 2015 - 10:00 PM

You jinxed us.
And Kronwall has not been good lately.

 

I know :(




#2572085 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 18 February 2015 - 09:49 PM

I think conspiracy theories are mostly irresponsible, products of small minds who can't handle reality, but its really hard not to think theirs some bias against Detroit sometimes. Ha

 

Didn't Tim Peele get suspended for stating that they try and keep the games close?




#2572064 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 18 February 2015 - 09:42 PM

NBC = Nothing But Chicago




#2572039 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 18 February 2015 - 09:30 PM

Nice to see Jimmy able to handle the puck better.  




#2571858 2/18 GDT : Red Wings 3 at Blackhawks 2 (SO. Yes, SO!).

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 18 February 2015 - 07:59 PM

Really?  I thought that was playing defense.