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    Yeah, so growing up playing hockey my whole life I've always heard and referred to a team scoring zero or getting shutout as "zero," or "shutout," or "nothing." I have no idea when players or analysts started saying "nil" when talking about a shutout in hockey It just sounds a little weird to me.. Maybe that's just me though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoKings! View Post
    Yeah, so growing up playing hockey my whole life I've always heard and referred to a team scoring zero or getting shutout as "zero," or "shutout," or "nothing." I have no idea when players or analysts started saying "nil" when talking about a shutout in hockey It just sounds a little weird to me.. Maybe that's just me though.
    I don't believe "nil" is new, maybe you are just noticing it more now since you are paying attention for use of it.

    All are still used. Totally depends on preference of the person speaking. And for commentators and analysts, it's good to use a variety of words when alternatives are available so as not to be super repetitive.

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