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Campbellnomics - Round 2

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Sidney Crosby\'s clutch scoring has him leading in Campbellnomics by a healthy margin. (Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News

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Campbellnomics - Round 2

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Hey, it’s the playoffs and everybody has to take it up a notch. And here at Campbellnomics, things are no different.

Campbellnomics is a statistic unique to THN.com that rewards players for producing offense in crucial situations. We’re not interested in players who get the sixth goal in a 6-2 game, but we are keenly interested in the player who broke the 2-2 tie to put his team ahead.

Here’s how it works. Players receive one point for a goal and one for an assist in the following scenarios: the first goal of a game, a goal that puts his team ahead at any time during a game, a goal that puts his team into a tie during a game and a goal that is part of a comeback that ultimately puts his team in a tie at any time during the game.

But unlike the regular season when overtime goals receive one point, OT goals are worth two points in playoff Campbellnomics and assists are worth one. So, in essence, an overtime goal in the playoff is worth four points – one for putting the team ahead, one for the game-winner and two for the overtime goal.

Another new wrinkle in this year’s playoffs is what we define as a game-winning goal. By NHL standards, game-winning goals are those that provide the margin of victory. So in a 6-2 game, that would be the third goal, even if it may have scored long after the game was already decided.

So we will now define the game-winner as the goal that gives a team a lead that it never relinquishes. Sometimes that will be the goal that makes it 1-0 and other times it will be an overtime goal.

Here are the top 20 Campbellnomics scorers after the first round of the playoffs.

Playoff Campbellnomics
RANK NHL RANK PLAYER TEAM FIRST AHEAD TIED COMEBACK GWG OT TOTAL
        G A G A G A G A G A G A  
1 1 Sidney Crosby Pit 5 1 6 4 2 2     3 2   1 21.5
2 3 Evgeni Malkin Pit   2 2 5 1 4 1 1 1 4 1 1 15.5
3 2 Alex Ovechkin Wash 1 2 3 4 3 4     1 1     13.5
4 T12 Martin Havlat Chi   2 1 4 2     1 1 3 1 1 12
5 14 Patrick Kane Chi 2   2 2 2 2 2   1 1     11.5
  10 Eric Staal Car 2 2 3 2 2 1     1 2     11.5
7 T25 Bill Guerin Pit 1 1 3 2 1 1     2   1   11
  T23 Sergei Gonchar Pit   4 1 6 1 1     1 3   1 11
  17 Jussi Jokinen Car     3 1 2 1     3   1   11
  7 Corey Perry Ana 2   3   4 1 1           10.5
11 26 Dave Bolland Chi     2 3 1 1     2 3   2 10.5
  9 Alexander Semin Wash 1 1 1 5 3 1     1 2     10.5
  5 Johan Franzen Det 1 1 3 2 3       2 1     10
14 6 Nicklas Backstrom Wash 1 1 2 5 1 2   1   3     10
  16 Nicklas Lidstrom Det 1 2 3 2   1     1 3     9
16 4 Ryan Getzlaf Ana   3   5 1 5       2     8.5
  11 Marc Savard Bos 1 1 2 2 1 1     2 1     8.5
18 T28 Kris Letang Pit   1 2 1   4     1   1   8
  T34 Mike Green Wash   3 1 4   3     1 2     8
20 T53 Teemu Selanne Ana 1   2 1 1     1 2 1     7.5
  42 Bobby Ryan Ana 2   2   2 1     1       7.5
  T21 Kris Versteeg Chi   3 1 3   1 1 2   2     7.5
  38 Mats Sundin Van 1 2 3 2   1     1       7.5
  T56 Mark Recchi Bos 2   2   1 1     2       7.5
  T28 Ray Whitney Car 1 1 1 2 1 1     1 1   1 7.5

 

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