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Playoff Campbellnomics - April 22

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Alex Kovalev replaced Saku Koivu as captain when the center was injured and performed admirably. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News

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Playoff Campbellnomics - April 22

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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.

Campbellnomics
RK. NHL RK. NAME TEAM FIRST AHEAD TIE GWG OT TOTAL
        G A G A G A G A G A  
1 T18 Alexei Kovalev Mtl 1 2 2 2     1 2 1   8
2 T18 Joe Sakic Colo   3 1 3 1   1   1   7
3 T31 Andrew Brunette Colo 3   3     1         6.5
4 T55 Johan Franzen Det 1 1 2 1     1   1   6
  1 Daniel Briere Phi 1   1 2 2   1       6
6 T55 Owen Nolan Cgy 1   2     1 2       5.5
  T38 Wojtek Wolski Colo   2 1 3     1 1   1 5.5
  T6 Jaromir Jagr NYR 1   2 2   3         5.5
  T9 Alex Ovechkin Wsh     2 1   2 2       5.5
  T26 Marc Savard Bos   1 1 1   3 1   1   5.5
11 T4 Jarome Iginla Cgy 2   2 1       1     5
  T44 Patrice Brisebois Mtl 1 2 1 2     1       5
  T6 Sidney Crosby Pit   2 1 3     1 1     5
  T55 Pierre-Marc Bouchard Minn     1 1 1 1 1   1   5
15 T44 Peter Forsberg Colo 1 1 1 1   2   1     4.5
  T26 Stephane Robidas Dal   1   3 1     3     4.5
  T38 Mike Knuble Phi   1 1 1   1 1   1   4.5
  T52 Jeff Carter Phi 1   1 1 1     1   1 4.5
  T9 Scott Gomez NYR 1 1 1 3       1     4.5
  T18 Joe Pavelski SJ 1   1   1 1 1       4.5
  T4 Alexander Semin Wsh   1 1 2 1   1       4.5

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Playoff Campbellnomics - April 22