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This quick list of hockey stat sheet abbreviations and explanations will help you understand the game like a seasoned veteran!
|Player position. The possible positions are C (center), LW (left wing), RW (right wing), D (defense) or G (goaltender).
|Player jersey number.
Goals. A goal is awarded to the last player on the scoring team to touch the puck prior to the puck entering the net.
Note: Goals scored during a shootout do not count towards a player’s goal total.
|Assists. An assist is awarded to the player or players (maximum of two) who touch the puck prior to the goal, provided no defender plays or possesses the puck in between.
|Points. The sum total of goals and assists.
|Plus-minus. See an explanation of plus minus.
|Power play goals.
Game-winning goals. After the final score has been determinded, the goal which leaves the winning team one goal ahead of its opponent is the game-winning goal (example: if Team A beats Team B 8-3, the player scoring the fourth goal for Team A receives credit for the game-winning goal).
Note: Goals scored during a shootout are not credited as game-winning goals.
|Shots on goal. If a player shoots the puck with the intention of scoring and if that shot would have gone in the net had the goaltender not stopped it, the shot is recorded as a shot on goal.
|Shooting percentage. Divide the number of goals scored by the number of shots taken.
|GOALIE STATS EXPLAINED
|Wins. A goaltender receives a win if he is on the ice when his team scores the game-winning goal.
|Losses. A goaltender receives a loss if he is on the ice when the opposing team scores the game-winning goal.
|Shutouts. If two goaltenders combine for a shutout, neither receives credit for the shutout. Instead it is recorded as a team shutout. If a regular season game is tied 0-0 at the end of overtime, both goaltenders are credited with a shutout, regardless of how many goals are scored in the shootout.