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This concerns the game records.

I'll use hypothetical numbers

a team has a record of 5-2-1

#5 means wins
#2 means losses
What does #1 mean. I ask because there's no games played today that end in an even score.
Sorry if this a stupid question

Not stupid --  it's a very good one....

Some leagues will do stats differently ...

So if there was no actual TIE - which normally that would be the number to represent that -- it could then be either Overtime WIN or Overtime Loss...  depending on the "statistician"!

Make sense?

Hope this helps!

Thank you!


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