# Hockey. Math at the Rink by Tom Robinson

By Tom Robinson

Observe how math applies to the sport of hockey, from the size of the rink to the calculation of gamers' stats.

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7 power-play percentage in the 2011–12 NHL season. standings (STAN-dingz): Standings are the positions or rankings of all teams within a league during a regular season of play. Teams receive a point in the league standings for losing in overtime. statistic (stuh-TISS-tik): A statistic is a fact or piece of information expressed in a number or percentage. The plus/minus rating is a hockey statistic. 30 learn more Books Greve, Tom. Hockey Goalies. Vero Beach, FL: Rourke, 2010. Mahaney, Ian F. The Math of Hockey.

Answer Key 1. 50 x 2 = 100 100 + 10 = 110 total points 2. 916 save percentage 3. 73 assists per goal 4. 33 GAA Brad Richards of Canada controls the puck against Alexander Ovechkin of the Russian Federation during a game at the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, on February 22, 2006. 29 Glossary assist (uh-SISST): An assist is a pass that sets up a goal. Assist totals are tracked for scorers. average (AV-uh-rij): An average is found by adding up a group of figures and then dividing the total by the number of figures added.

Vero Beach, FL: Rourke, 2010. Mahaney, Ian F. The Math of Hockey. ‬ Stubbs, Dave. Our Game: The History of Hockey in Canada. Montréal, Canada: Lobster Press, 2006. com/links Note to Parents, Teachers, and Librarians: We routinely verify our Web links to make sure they are safe and active sites. So encourage your readers to check them out! 31 index Anaheim Ducks, 8 area, 6, 7, 16 Boston Bruins, 6, 15 Boston Garden, 6 Brodeur, Martin, 26 Corvo, Joe, 15 Craig, Jim, 28 Dallas Stars, 8 Datsyuk, Pavel, 19 Detroit Red Wings, 19, 26 Edmonton Oilers, 11 Elliott, Brian, 23 Esposito, Phil, 20 Franzen, Johan, 19 Gaborik, Marian, 16 Giroux, Claude, 19 Gretzky, Wayne, 20 Hamrlik, Roman, 15 Howe, Gordie, 20 Jackman, Barrett, 15 Jagr, Jaromir, 20 Lemieux, Mario, 20 Los Angeles Kings, 8, 12, 23 Malkin, Evgeni, 16, 20 Mikita, Stan, 20 Nashville Predators, 11 National Hockey League, 5, 6, 8, 11, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26 32 New Jersey Devils, 11, 12, 19, 26, 28 New York Islanders, 19 New York Rangers, 16, 19, 26 penalty time, 11 percentage, 5, 8, 11, 16, 23, 28 perimeter, 6, 7 Philadelphia Flyers, 11, 19 Phoenix Coyotes, 8 Pittsburgh Penguins, 16, 19 playing time, 12–13 plus/minus, 5, 15 Quick, Jonathan, 23 rink size, 6–7 St.