# Measuring scoring chances

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1. ### IV XIV XCIRegistered User

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How are scoring chances measured? How much of it is subjective and how much is based on rules?

Here are some basic questions I have:

- If there is a 2 on 1 and the defenseman stops a cross-ice pass, is that considered a scoring chance? How about if the pass gets through but the shooter misses the net?
I guess this can be narrowed down to whether or not the goalie is forced to make a save. Am I right? Wrong?

- How about if there is a breakaway and the defender hauls down the player before they can shoot and it leads to a penalty. Is that a scoring chance even though there was no shot?

- Similarly, what if a player is on a breakaway, which is an obvious scoring chance, but just muffs the puck and doesnt even get a shot away. Is this recorded as a scoring chance?

I know it's not an objective stat and that some people view it as more important than others but for me i'm just curious about the logistics.

Thanks for input.

2. ### EverestRegistered User

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I've wondered the same stuff myself.

I think...scoring chances are counted as SOG from close range/rebounds...but to be honest...I've never paid attention to the actual count(s) on scoring chances.

Personally...2on1's and any/all odd man rushes...both for an against...should be kept as a separate stat, seeing as how they're such a significant occurrence.

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I think it's still counted as a scoring chance if it doesn't register as a shot on goal. Example hitting the crossbar is a scoring chance.

I use an equation to calculate scoring chances. For chances against the oilers I need to clench the muscles in 75% of my body. For scoring chances for the oilers my backside has to come at least 3" off my seat.

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