What's More Likely, 75 Shots or 15 Goals by One Team in One Game

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  1. Goose

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    Regular Season or Playoff game, pre-season excluded.

    Buddy offered me a prop bet for fairly serious money, I can pick either one. If one hits first the other has to pay out. 25 year term on bet. Either:

    75 shots in a single game by one team

    or

    15 goals in a single game by one team.

    Which one do you pick?
     
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    75
    Especially including playoffs
     
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    75 shots, probably.

    Neither has happened since the 40s though, so I’d bet on neither happening in the 25 year period personally.
     
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    75 shots. Dirty game, give 9 or 10 power plays to an all-action team like DAL or WPG and you can get there.
     
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    75 shots, definitely. 15 goals is unheard of.
     
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    75 shots easily

    Do playoff games count? If their is some triple or longer OT game it is very possible.
     
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    15 goals would happen if teams would start running up the score. For some reason there's this weird rule that teams stop playing when they blow out Another team by scoring 8-10 goals. If they played hard the whole 60 minutes we would see 15 goals for sure!
     
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    Would always bug me when a team would ease up only to have the other team score a couple and make the blowout less impressive.
     
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    Probably the biggest factor here is that goals are more-or-less indisputable, but shots are a matter of the stat keeper’s perception. A scramble around the net could end up being 3 shots or 0, depending on who’s counting.

    If you get a particularly generous stat keeper, and a game where one team is dominating with a shoot-from-everywhere mindset, it’s relatively realistic to rack up 75 shots. In 1991, Ron Tugnutt faced 73 in 65 minutes of play. The game ended in a 3-3 tie, so there was incentive for Boston to keep pouring them on. I think that’s the kind of condition where you’re most likely to see it.

    15 goals in a game is tough on a number of levels. Not only because it’s obviously hard to dominate a team that much, but also because game management becomes a factor after a certain point. Goalies get switched out, the losing team adjusts, players start to take it easy for fear of injury or retaliation, and on a professional level the players and coaches generally just won’t do that to each other. Even in the worst beer league blowouts, I’ve never seen an adult team score 15 goals. After a point it becomes a travesty on both sides.

    So I’d say 75 shots.
     
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    The 80's dynasty Oilers scored a team record 13 goals in one game once, at the peak of NHL scoring. There were some 15+ goal games before the modern era when there used to be some significant disparity in quality between some teams. Not sure it'll ever happen again unless the NHL radically changes in the next 25 years.

    75 shots is more doable IMO.
     
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    Given the state of DET right now you might get to see both in the same game.
     
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    If a game went quadruple OT in the playoffs you might see 75 shots, average of about 10.5 shots a period. We've had a few triple OT games so it could be done.

    I have seen like 2 maybe 3 games where a team has scored 10 goals in a game, and they'd still need 5 more? Don't think so.
     
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    In 1991 the Bruins had 73 shots on net in a 3-3 tie with Quebec. I think Bourque had 22 shots himself.
    So I would say 75 shots is more likely to happen
     
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    It says in the OP that playoff games count.
     
  15. Connor McDaigle

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    If it was 75 shots vs 12 goals I'd still choose 75 shots.

    Nobody is ever going to score 15 in one game going forward.
     
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    75 shots. Last I recall of a team even coming close to 15 goals was when Calgary beat San Jose 13-1, and Jeff Reese got 4 assists in the game. As a goalie.
     

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