Some pre-game reading for stats nerds

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Just finished reading this piece of statistical analysis on the Stanley Cup Final from the Globe and Mail’s James Mirtle. It’s pretty revealing, so I thought I’d pass it along as the start of Game 5 approaches.

Not that it’s news that Martin St. Louis, Brad Richards and Dan Girardi aren’t having their best series, but the struggles of the high-priced New York veterans are especially pronounced in the possession stats.

Meanwhile, the Kings’ trio of Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli, and Tanner Pearson — all three under the age of 30 — has been absolutely dominant up front for Los Angeles.

There’s more info in there, so give it a read.

Related: Brad Richards knows he hasn’t been good enough