Montreal Canadiens Owlish Report Card

December 31st, 2009 by Dave Trembley Leave a reply »

Here is what we know about the 2009-2010 Montreal Canadiens through 42 games:

1)  They have accumulated 43 points as a .500 team, winning one more game than they have lost.

2)  They have scored 109 goals, which represents a mean of 2.60 goals per game.

3)  Among games in which they have scored four goals or more, their record is 9-1.

4)  Among games in which they have scored exactly three goals, their record is 5-3. Hence, scoring three goals or more gives them a combined record of 14-4. In 77 % of their games, they have won when scoring three goals. Yet, the team's style of play rarely reflects a more open-ended approach, but rather a defensive minded close checking philosophy.

5) Among games in which they have scored fewer than three goals, the Montreal Canadiens' record is 5-17, or roughly speaking, they have won 22% of their low scoring games, which, paradoxically, appears to be the type of game they want to play.

6) The Canadiens have lo ...

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