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If compared to other sports like baseball and football, hockey game usually does not have large scores. Many teams usually just play until they reach the winning score of 5 or 6, but sometimes it can even end with 1 or 2 winning score. And if you watch (or bet) on games in large league or event, such as in Winter Olympic, get ready to face games that can only have 1 or 2 score points. Does that mean the game is not worth your attention? Not really: sometimes the arena size can be a factor.
Hockey Game, Fewer Scores and Larger Arena
Skaters on a hockey team may be able to get more room to maneuver before making goal, but in a tight hockey game with huge level of competitiveness (especially between top athletes), there is also extra room for defenders to play on their strength.
Also, the goalies can get a lot more opportunities to adjust angles to better guard their nets, and block the coming of the puck. This may sound simple, but can affect the result of the game.
Therefore, if you watch and bet on big league hockey game, such as Winter Olympics, do not expect a game that ends with large score numbers; expect a great game that can have winning scores of just 1 or 2.