Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Feb 25 05:05:26 UTC 2010

Apparently this is a regular everyday verb in hockey circles, but I
(not being an aficionado) had never heard it until this week, when
I've heard/read it a lot during the Olympic competition.  I can't
tell if it's any different from "outshoot"--Alice, our hockey maven,
will know.  How frequent is this?  There are 22k+ raw hits in google
for "outchanced" and about 3600 for "outchance", but no entry in the


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