Infographic: Hockey Is Won By Penalties, Not Goals
Joyce Park stashed this in The Sporting Life
Brilliant infographic using video and sound to show what a lot of hockey fans suspected was true: the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals were won by the most physical team, not the most "skilled".
i'd have to see the numbers, but i noticed a pattern, where the aggressive outliers, over the course of the rounds, tended to be eliminated, and that the physicality of the Kings only surfaced in the cup finals. So I don't think one can conclude that there's a genuine correlation between penalty time and victory.