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Published Online: 2014-03-22
Published in Print: 2014-06-01
Source: Toronto Star, February 8, 2004. A “shift” is a player’s turn on the ice and generally lasts less than a minute.
Source: Hockey Night in Canada broadcast, October 25, 2003.
For example, looking at the sample boxscore given in the Appendix A, matching penalties occurred at 17:07 of the first period and 0:58 of overtime. For this game, the four matching penalties would not appear in the analysis sample.
One possible explanation is that penalty calls near the end of a period are less costly since the end of the period temporarily breaks up the power play.