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Stats Gone Crazy: How Much Information is Too Much?


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Yesterday morning I was reading ESPN’s game recap for Game Two of the Stanley Cup finals. The winning goal, for those of you not into hockey, was scored by rookie wingman Conor Sheary. Which is awesome. How awesome? The public needs to know:

With the goal, [Sheary] became the first rookie to score an OT goal in a Stanley Cup finals since Brian Skrudland in 1986 for the Montreal Canadiens, according to Elias research.

But there’s more. Of course there is:

Elias research also notes that Sheary is the first player to score a winning goal in OT in a Stanley Cup finals after his team lost the lead in the last five minutes of the game since Patrick Kane in Game 6 of 2010 against the Flyers.

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