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Campbellnomics - March 4

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Big goals from Alex Ovechkin has him climbing up a spot in Campbellnomics. (Photo by Greg Fiume/NHLI via Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News

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Campbellnomics - March 4

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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. So if a player scores the shootout winner in a 1-0 victory, as Ales Hemsky did for the Oilers on Nov. 14, that player receives four points - one for the first goal of the game, one for putting his team ahead, one for the game-winner and one for the shootout.

Campbellnomics
RK. NHL RK. NAME TEAM FIRST AHEAD TIE GWG OT SOG TOTAL
        G A G A G A G A G A G  
1 4 Jarome Iginla Cgy 7 9 20 15 6 7 10 5 2   3 66
2 6 Pavel Datsyuk Det 9 13 13 20 4 8 6 12     4 62.5
3 1 Alex Ovechkin Wsh 7 5 17 12 9 8 10 4 2 2 1 61.5
4 7 Henrik Zetterberg Det 11 6 17 14 6 6 6 6   1 3 59.5
5 5 Joe Thornton SJ 4 20 11 30 2 8 4 12 1   1 57
6 41 Rick Nash Clb 8 5 15 11 9   7 3     4 52.5
  T45 Ales Hemsky Edm 5 10 11 15 6 10 6 2     6 52.5
8 2 Evgeni Malkin Pit 6 10 11 21 7 10 3 7       51.5
9 18 Marian Gaborik Min 6 8 14 12 4 8 7 4 2 2 1 51
  15 Mats Sundin Tor 2 12 8 17 9 9 6 6   2 3 51
11 3 Vincent Lecavalier TB 7 7 12 13 5 10 6 8   1 1 50.5
12 73 Brad Boyes StL 8 6 17 7 6 4 6 1     3 49
  27 Daniel Sedin Van 6 6 12 15 4 3 8 7 2 1 1 49
14 22 Sidney Crosby Pit 6 10 10 21   7 5 10   1 2 47.5
15 12 Ilya Kovalchuk Atl 3 4 11 8 14 3 5 3 1 2 3 47
16 16 Alexei Kovalev Mtl 8 8 12 11 5 6 4 6 1   1 47
17 5 Daniel Alfredsson Ott 4 7 13 11 4 3 6 10 1 1 2 46
18 9 Mike Ribeiro Dal 5 9 9 18 4 7 4 8 1   1 45
19 34 Kristian Huselius Cgy 3 13 10 18 3 2 5 6     4 44.5
20 T13 Ryan Getzlaf Ana 3 11 6 18 7 8 3 10   1 1 44

 

Campbellnomics will return will return March 18.

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