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Daily Skate: hockey's most dangerous lead

Posted on: August 21, 2011 12:44 pm
Edited on: August 21, 2011 12:54 pm
By: Adam Gretz

HOCKEY'S MOST DANGEROUS LEAD Every time a team has a two-goal lead in a hockey game you will hear an announcer comment that it's the most dangerous lead in hockey, or something along those lines. That, of course, goes against all common sense because a two-goal lead is still better than a one-goal lead, and the folks at Puck Scene looked at every game during the 2010-11 NHL season and put a number on how often certain leads were surrendered. To the surprise of no one, one-goal leads were surrendered far more often (85 percent of the time) than two-goal leads 40 percent of the time) during the 2010-11 season. That does seem like lot of two-goal leads that slipped away, but it's still not as difficult to hold as a one-goal lead.

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Daily Skate: hockey's most dangerous lead

The most dangerous lead is 5-1 late in the third period, and that guy you've been calling a girly-boy throughout the game figures it's time to remove your head.

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