It seems like a lot of shots hit the crossbar in hockey. Is this just my mind playing tricks on me, or do more shots hit the crossbar than might be expected for a bar a few inches wide set above a goalie's shoulders.
First, what percent of shots hit the crossbar in the NHL?
And is it higher than would be expected?
The "expected" rate, I'd imagine, is the same rate as any other space on goal of equal size to the crossbar.