Too many games going to a shootout

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Too many games going to a shootout

Post by Marc the Habs Fan » Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:31 am

So far in our league that uses the 2.0 engine (please spare me the rant that 2.1 is much better, we have tried a ton of tests and are never happy with the results):

19 games decided in OT
15 games decided in the shootout

Our teams are scoring 3.28 goals per game on average. Yet in 3 on 3 OT, that doesn't translate. :x

NHL so far this year:

25 games decided in OT
9 games decided in the shootout

Historically, games end in OT around 66% of the time in real life.

Is there any solution here we can implement on the fly? It makes no sense to me that the sim sends so many games to a shootout.
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Re: Too many games going to a shootout

Post by Marc the Habs Fan » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:03 am

Update:

In my league:

33 games decided in OT
27 games decided in the shootout

So 55% of games decided in OT

Meanwhile in the NHL:

41 games decided in OT
19 games decided in the shootout

So 68% of games decided in OT

I am going to suggest that the fact we have to list 9 forwards and 5 defencemen minimum for overtime is not helping matters.

I would suspect most NHL teams use 6 forwards and 3 defencemen in OT.
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Re: Too many games going to a shootout

Post by SimonT » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:31 pm

We are using 3 vs 3 overtime And the Custome overtime Lines?
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Re: Too many games going to a shootout

Post by Marc the Habs Fan » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:20 pm

Yes.
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Re: Too many games going to a shootout

Post by Marc the Habs Fan » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:38 am

The last 5 games in my league to go to OT have gone to shootouts. This is really becoming stupid.

The crazy thing I've noticed is in most of these 5 minute 3 on 3 OT's...there is often zero shots for either team. Or 1 or 2 total. How is that possible?

An average of 3.16 goals per game per team yet on 3 on 3, teams can't score or get shots on net...

Updated counter:

33 games decided in OT
30 games decided in shootout
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Re: Too many games going to a shootout

Post by august » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:57 pm

Just for information with rls 2.1

So far this year.
205 games
52 overtime
25 shoutout.

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Re: Too many games going to a shootout

Post by SimonT » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:33 pm

With version 2.0, that all you'll get I think.
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