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Day 28 of Stanley Quips: Second Round Closure

With Ottawa winning last night’s game and advancing to the Stanley Cup finals, it will be guaranteed that tonight will be the last night of games in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. There will be two game sevens from, easily, the two most intriguing series in this round. So with that in […]

Day 23 of Stanley Quips: Start Spreading That News Ottawa

After looking like the Ottawa Senators rattled the New York Rangers with their spectacular comeback in Game 2, they now see themselves in a 2-2 series tie thanks to two 4-1 demolitions at Madison Square Garden. Even the analytics can’t save Guy Boucher’s men as they should have been outscored 6.5-2.9 while adjusting for score-affects according […]

Day 22 of 2017 Stanley Quips: Ducking Away From a Deficit

After last night’s debacle of officiating and coaching tactics that lead to my Washington Capitals blowing another G.O.L.D.E.N. opportunity against Pittsburgh, I tried to begrudgingly watch the Ducks-Oilers game because I guess it’s important to be professional. Surely enough, I caught the game right when the officials blew a goaltender interference call by, you guessed […]

Day 20 of Stanley Quips: Shot[ Attempt]s Fired

Personally, I hate superstitions. Almost all of them never come true on my end, so there’s just no point in spending tons of energy ever thinking about them. I mean, I believe in hockey data to explain this sport more than anything else for a reason! That being said, I do have some strange theory that […]

Day 16 of 2017 Stanley Quips: What a Heavyweight Rematch Looks Like

After all the previews and pregame pageantry for the Capitals-Penguins series, a hockey game was finally played out. To both team’s standards, it was quite conservative based on solely the 3-2 scoreline in favor of Pittsburgh. With all the offensive firepower at their disposal, this should be a more hustle and bustle series, especially considering […]

Day 15 of 2017 Stanley Quips: Let Me Letestu

Last night’s Ducks-Oilers game was quite a strange one. After a dull first two periods that saw one power play goal from each team, you never expected a high-scoring 5-3 win by the road team in the end, but that’s how the game finished in the end. To start the scoring in the third period, Edmonton […]

2017 Stanley Cup Conference Semifinals Preview

Hey everyone? How’s everyone’s hearts? How’s everyone’s brackets? Oh, Terrible?! Yeah, mine too. This has really been a rough postseason for everyone in the analytics community as almost everyone (including me) picked Minnesota to reach the Stanley Cup finals. That being said, almost everyone on social media reveled in Nashville taking Chicago to the cleaners […]