Just an idea about the no assist goals in the NHL...it seems to me that many of them tend to be short-handed goals, as many of the leaders seem to be leading short-handed goal scorers. Wonder if you could breakdown that percentage?Why certainly, Brian, thanks for pointing out an angle of that story that I probably should have covered in the initial piece. At an overall level, the non-empty net, non-penalty shots goals broke down as follows:
Basically, Solo Goals are indeed a much bigger slice of overall shorthanded goals than they are of even strength goals, but even strength still accounts for almost 75% of all unassisted scores. Thanks for the question, Brian!