Is lack of goal scoring an issue in the NHL?

Is lack of goal scoring an issue in the NHL?
May 30, 2013, 7:45 pm
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A thrilling Game 7 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings gave fans everything they could ask for in a hockey game -- up-and-down, back-and-forth hockey with few penalties and little stoppage of play.

The cynical hockey fan, however, would point to the fact that just two (or three) goals were scored in the full sixty minutes of regulation.  Many consider the lack of offense a glaring issue in the National Hockey League, with the average goals per game in the 2013 Lockout-shortened regular season 5.3, the lowest since the 2003-2004 season, where the average offensive output was 5.1.

“The fact is scoring is down to as low as it’s ever been in the league,” said Michael Felger on the Felger and Mazz show.  “It’s down to as low as it was before the lockout, when they changed all the rules, that’s just the fact.”

To hear more of what Felger and Mazz had to say about the issue, watch the video above.