Originally posted by odessasteps only for even strength goals.
+/- not affected by pp or sh goals.
if the assist is on a PPG and the opponent's goal was at even strength, it would make sense.
In fact, the plus/minus IS affected by shorthanded goals.
+/- Plus-minus rating A skater gets a +1 if he is on the ice when his team scores an even-strength or shorthanded goal. He gets a -1 if he is on the ice when his team allows an even-strength or shorthanded goal. This does not apply to goalies.
NHL "sack race". Hee! Someone should Photoshop a picture in which coaches of bad teams are all racing towards a finish line in burlap sacks, with Gordon coming out the winner, and looking ecstatic as someone hands him a pink slip.