East vs West - Shootout games
I don't know if it's an early season trend that will correct itself as time goes by, but there is an amazing imbalance between the number of games that ends up in a shootout in the East vs the West. So far, only three games in the East ended up this way, with the Bruins being involved in two of those games, while every team but six went at least twice in the shootout in the West.
How can this be explained? Can it be explained at all? Or, as I first stated, is it an anomaly that will correct itself over time?
Nevertheless, if that situation last a little while, and if your league awards a point for a SO loss, you might think about it when you have to decide between a goalie that plays in the East and one that plays in the West...
But then again... does anyone have an explanation for this??