Interesting. This season teams who score first are 151-50-28. Teams who give up first goal are 78-128-23. You sure it doesn’t matter? https://t.co/BCGaTotHD3
— Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) November 15, 2016
Every once-in-a-while I will rant on the concepts and ideas behind what numbers suggest in a series called Behind the Numbers, as a tip of the hat to the website that brought me into hockey analytics: Behind the Net.
Not long ago Jason Gregor tweeted about the value of scoring first.
It may be a bit controversial and difficult to get right away, but the value of scoring first is not special. Long ago, Mr. Eric Tulsky, now of the Carolina Hurricanes, showed that the value of scoring first equals the value of any other goal.