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How the stats stack up between the regular season and post-season

We all know the regular season is but the protracted prelude to the real season. Ronnie Shuker takes a quick look-see at how they compare statistically in 2013-14.
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Other than the palpable increase in intensity, how have the playoffs fared against the regular season? It's a small sample size, but when it comes to statistics, thus far three things have shot up significantly: scoring, comebacks and overtimes.

For those who like their hockey sweetened with some packaged numbers, here are several for your number-crunching pleasure:



Goals Per Game


Regular Season: 5.34

Playoffs: 5.81

Shots Per Game

Regular Season: 30.4

Playoffs: 31.5

Save Percentage

Regular Season: .914

Playoffs: .908

Power Play

Regular Season: 17.89%

Playoffs: 17.61%

Penalty Kill

Regular Season: 82.11%

Playoffs: 82.39%

Scoring First (Win Percentage)

Regular Season: 70%

Playoffs: 63%

Leading After First Period (Win Percentage)

Regular Season: 75%

Playoffs: 61%

Percentage of Overtime Games

Regular Season: 25%

Playoffs: 32%

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