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Playoff Campbellnomics - May 13

Evgeni Malkin has scored 17 points in the post-season. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Evgeni Malkin has scored 17 points in the post-season. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

At thehockeynews.com, we don't ask how or even how many. We ask: How many of them were important?

That's the crux behind Campbellnomics, a statistic unique to THN.com that measures meaningful goals. We're not concerned with who scores the sixth goal in a 6-1 game. We're more concerned with the players who can be counted on to contribute when it matters most.

And since goals should be worth more than assists, goals in this system count for one point, assists for a half. And points are awarded only when the following goals are scored: the first goal of a game, a goal that puts the team ahead or into a tie, game-winning goals, overtime goals and shootout goals.

Some goals are worth more than one point. For example, the first goal of the game is always worth two points, one for the first of the game and another for putting the team ahead.

 

Campbellnomics
RK. NHL RK. NAME TEAM FIRST AHEAD TIE GWG OT TOTAL
        G A G A G A G A G A  
1 1 Evgeni Malkin Pit 2 2 5 4     3       14
2 3 Johan Franzen Det 2 1 4 2     5   1   13.5
  2 Sidney Crosby Pit 1 4 2 8 1   1 4   1 13.5
4 10 R.J. Umberger Phi 4   4 1 2 1 2       13
5 7 Daniel Briere Phi 1 1 2 4 2   3 1   1 11.5
  14 Alexei Kovalev Mtl 1 2 3 2 3   1 2 1   11.5
  5 Jaromir Jagr NYR 2 1 3 3 1 5 1       11.5
8 13 Marian Hossa Pit 2   4 1 1 1 1 1 1   10.5
  T24 Joe Pavelski SJ 2   3   1 1 3   1   10.5
10 11 Brenden Morrow Dal   1 3 1   2 2 1 2   9.5
11 6 Mike Ribeiro Dal 1   1 4 1 3   3   2 9
12 T32 Stephane Robidas Dal   1   5 2     5   2 8.5
  4 Henrik Zetterberg Det   1 2 2 1 1 3 1     8.5
14 19 Mike Modano Dal   2 2 2 1 1 2 1     8
  T21 Joe Thornton SJ 1 2 2 4   1 1 1     8
16 T46 Scottie Upshall Phi 1 1 2 2 1   1 1   1 7.6
  T21 Joe Sakic Colo   3 1 3 1 1 1   1   7.5
18 T26 Jeff Carter Phi 1   1 2 2     3   1 7
  8 Mike Richards Phi 1   2   2 3   1     7
  20 Martin Straka NYR 1   2 2 1 3   1     7

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