A Better Way for Hockey Fans to Get NHL Scores

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A company that provides advanced NHL hockey statistics has created first-of-their-kind graphics that allow fans to easily see all the momentum swings and turning points in an NHL game. The Momentum Meter™ and Dominance Curve™ allow fans to see at-a-glance the goals, shots, fights and penalties in the context of how the game unfolded and are now featured on http://www.PowerScoutHockey.com

Momentum Meter

When teams do better than the average of one shot every two minutes, the momentum goes up. If they get less than one shot every two minutes, their momentum goes down.

NHL fans can now get a greater context behind every NHL goal, fight and penalty during either live games or any past games going back to the start of the 2009/10 NHL season.

PowerScoutHockey.com, known as the ‘Moneyball’ of the NHL because of its Point Shares player evaluation system, is the first company to publish two graphics that provide a quick visual overview of the momentum swings and turning points leading up to or following each goal, fight or penalty.

The first graphic is called the Momentum Meter™ and allows fans to get a sense of how frequent shots on goal take place for each team. In real-time, it establishes the rate by counting how many shots each team takes in the last 30 seconds of play.

“When teams do better than the average of one shot every two minutes, the momentum goes up,” says Marc Appleby, President of PowerScout Sports Inc. “If they get less than one shot every two minutes, their momentum goes down.

Appleby says that the Momentum Meter is a great new way for fans to get the score for their favourite team. He explains: “Instead of only seeing who won and who lost, it provides a unique fingerprint for every NHL game that is archived forever for fans to access. Never has it been so easy to see exactly how a game played out.”

The company’s real-time scoreboard ticker located at the upper section of their website provides fans with live game score and includes which team is outplaying the other for the game overall, measured in percentage. This comes from the second graph that they call the Dominance Curve™ (DOM), derived from the difference in momentum between both teams.    

"Dominance is unique because it is the first attempt at trying to measure how much one NHL team outplayed the other in percentage terms throughout an NHL game,” says Appleby. “We measure Dominance by individual period and for the game overall to help fans get instant context behind NHL scores."

He invites fans to see the graphics for themselves at http://powerscouthockey.com

About PowerScout Sports Inc.

PowerScout Sports Inc. is the leader in real-time sports analytics and statistical scouting. Using its cutting-edge technology platform for analyzing sports statistics, PowerScout provides the most innovative tools for fans, media and professional managers to track teams and players with unprecedented detail. Their flagship NHL hockey system uses tools like their real-time game Momentum Meter and Dominance Curve, daily NHL Power Rankings, advanced NHL team and player stats, and a professional-grade NHL Trade Maker.

For media or blog interviews, contact:
Marc Appleby
PowerScout Sports, Inc.
Tel: 819-459-2745
Email: media(at)powerscouthockey.com


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