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2009-06-02 14:22:20

Jack Brimberg and Bill Hurley of The Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, point out that sports commentators will often argue the importance of scoring the first goal and often suggest that a team improves its chances of winning considerably by scoring it. This kind of punditry more commonly arises during playoff games which tend to be played more defensively.However, although the total number of goals scored in a soccer or hockey match is usually small, Brimberg and Hurley...