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12/17/10 Det-Chi Passing and Fenwick %

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DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 24:  Brian Connelly #56 of the Chicago Blackhawks passes around Jan Mursak #39 of the Detroit Red Wings during a pre season game on September 24 2010 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 24: Brian Connelly #56 of the Chicago Blackhawks passes around Jan Mursak #39 of the Detroit Red Wings during a pre season game on September 24 2010 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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We've seen in the past that over a large number of games, Fenwick and Scoring Chances ultimately converge to the same ratios; the same is true for those two stats and Possession.  Where does Passing come in?

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The chart shows the percentage of all passes made by Detroit, the percentage of shots taken by Detroit and the percentage of time that they had the puck.  There's a bit of a gap between the three measures - Detroit seems to get more efficient in generating shots as the period progresses.  We see long-term convergence between possession and Fenwick, but if we only look at what happens when the game isn't tied in the third period, we can get different results.