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That is exactly why the goalie that played 5 min more got a better GAA.
Why do you think it's unfair?
GAA is the average goals againts per 60 min average.
If he plays an extra 5 minutes than it makes his average better.
It's the way GAA has ALWAYS been calculated when extra time (ie. overtime) is needed.
So if a goalie goes 4 periods of overtime (playoffs) you do not feel it is fair to lower his average?!?!
I'd love to hear your side of the story on this one.
my side of the story is very simple, Goals allowed divided by games played equals GAA. A game is a game wether it takes OT or not. Back in the day when the NHL actually had ties without playing OT a game was a game. I just think it is a simpler way to calculate GAA.
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it's simple and flawed as many simple methods are.
ALSO calculated into this equation is the time the goalie is out of net when a penalty is called on the other team. as long as the goalie is on the ice, the clock is ticking- when he gets off (i.e. penalty on other team, or he gets pulled) the clock stops- this is excluding shootouts of course