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Monday, June 2, 2008

Good math

Here's a few good numbers from the NHL PR staff heading into tonight's game ...

Of the 29 clubs who have led 3-1 in the Stanley Cup final since the best-of-seven format was introduced in 1939, 28 have won the Stanley Cup. The only club to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the final was the 1942 Maple Leafs, defeating the Detroit Red Wings. The Maple Leafs had trailed 3-0 in the series.

Teams with a chance to win the Stanley Cup on home ice are 40-16 (.714) since the best-of-seven format was introduced in 1939. The past six Stanley Cups have been won on home ice (Colorado in 2001, Detroit in 2002, New Jersey in 2003, Tampa Bay in 2004, Carolina in 2006 and Anaheim in 2007), although New Jersey (2001), Calgary (2004) and Carolina (2006) each lost a home game with a chance to wrap up the series.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what math i'd like to see?

How many times has Detroit, specifically Kris Draper been tossed out of the face-off versus Pittsburgh.

June 3, 2008 at 8:30 AM 

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