Here is a startling stat.
Most teams have played about 15 games, some less or more. 15 is a fair average. That means, using 15, there have been about 225 games so far this season. You come to that conclusion by taking 30 NHL teams (yes, we do still count the Blue Jackets), dividing that number by 2 (since it takes two to tango on any given day or night), to get 15 and then multiply that by 15 games. 15 x 15 = 225. I realize it could be a few more or less but I am not going back to count every game. There are a total of 1,230 games played per season.
I counted how many of those approximately 225 games resulted in a W when the winning team scored less than 3 goals. Ready? 33. I swear. Many nights, not even 3 goals per game was enough to win.
I know you don’t come here for the math, but stay with me. That means, this season, the winning team has scored 3 or more goals about 86% of the time.
Our goals per game average is currently 2.25. Out of 16 games, we have only scored 3 or more goals 4 times (25% of our games). We won every one of those 3+ goal games.