It is interesting though when looking back at the 2008 Worlds. In the short program likely the Germans would have scored about 3 points higher without the step out on her triple toe (assuming they got a bit of GOE). So they probably still only would have won the SP over the Zhangs by a point or less with both going clean. Yet in the LP they were able to have more and much worse mistakes than the Zhangs and still win the LP by about 8 points. So I guess the scoring potential of the two teams was much vastly different in the LP as compared to the short.