"If your goalie is 60 percent and your faceoffs are 60 percent, it almost doesn't matter how bad everybody else plays — you're probably going to win," Hamilton coach Dave Huntley said. "That being said, rarely is a goalie 60 percent. [To do that] you can't give up a lot of transition goals, you have to ride well and not give up any free ones, and your defense has to be very well-organized. So those are numbers that are a function of other things. Similarly on the faceoffs, with the exception of Alex Smith ... I really don't think there are any faceoff guys in this league that win all the faceoffs to themselves. Even when Alex was at his best, he still had help from his wing play. I think that's more a function of team play rather than one individual whether it's the goalie or the faceoff [man]."