ARE THE NUMBERS THAT OFFENSIVE?
Wednesday, 10.26.2011 / 3:04 PM ET
2010-11 (116 GP)
Eastern Conference: 318 goals for (2.74/game)
Western Conference: 322 goals for (2.78/game)
League Total: 640 goals for (5.52/game)
2011-12 (121 GP)
Eastern Conference: 337 goals for (2.79/game)
Western Conference: 305 goals for (2.52/game)
League Total: 642 goals for (5.31/game)
The biggest drop off is in the Western Conference where goal scoring is down .26 game, while the East has seen a bump of .05 – likely thanks to the 63 combined goals scored by Pittsburgh (33) and Washington (30) through 18 games. At this time last season, the top two Eastern teams – Tampa (27) and Pittsburgh (27) – combined to score 54 goals in 17 games.
The Sabres have scored 23 goals in the first eight games, compared to 24 in the first nine on this date last season.
|Ryan Miller (Photo: Bill Wippert)|
- October 27 vs. Columbus
- November 5 @ Ottawa
- November 16 vs. New Jersey
- December 3 @ Nashville
- December 9 vs. Florida
- January 3 vs. Edmonton
- February 10 vs. Dallas
- March 14 vs. Colorado
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