Quarterfinal Recap & Team Stat Leaders through Four Rounds

So, the Quarterfinals began with a matchup between the 18th-seeded ’06-’07 Anaheim Ducks and the 23rd-seeded ’79-’80 Buffalo Sabres. A double overtime goal from Craig Ramsay in Game 5 sent the Sabres into the Semifinal. The Sabres’ opponent in the next round was decided in the very next series. The 19th-seeded ’88-’89 Calgary Flames dispatched of the 6th-seeded ’12-’13 Chicago Blackhawks in five games and in similar fashion to the Sabres. The Flames needed an overtime winner from Doug Gilmour to send them into the Final Four. Up next in the Quarters was an incredibly shocking series.

The 5th-seeded ’83-’84 Edmonton Oilers has always been regarded as one of the best, if not the best, teams ever assembled. However, they were swept in a high-scoring four game series by the 4th-seeded ’73-’74 Boston Bruins. The battle of two teams with multiple Hall of Famers went to the Big Bad Bear and it wasn’t very close. Finally, the Quarters were wrapped up with its only seven game series. The top-seeded ’76-’77 Montreal Canadiens got all they could handle in the 9th-seeded ’71-’72 New York Rangers. Les Habitants took the first three games of the series, however, the Rangers took the next three to force a seventh game. Game 4 in that series was actually Montreal’s first loss of the tournament. That series was arguably the toughest/best of the entire tournament. It also resulted in an extremely exciting matchup in the Final Four of Boston and Montreal, arguably the NHL’s nastiest rivalry.

Now, here are the team stats leaders through the 3rd Round!

Goals per game:

  1. ’73-’74 Boston Bruins – 5.33
  2. ’88-’89 Calgary Flames – 5.05
  3. ’85-’86 Hartford Whalers – 5.00
  4. ’79-’80 Buffalo Sabres – 4.88
  5. ’83-’84 Edmonton Oilers – 4.77

Goals allowed per game:

  1. ’10-’11 Vancouver Canucks – 1.50
  2. ’96-’97 New Jersey Devils – 1.75
  3. ’76-’77 Montreal Canadiens – 2.07
  4. ’12-’13 Chicago Blackhawks – 2.07
  5. ’79-’80 Buffalo Sabres – 2.24

Shots per game:

  1. ’85-’86 Hartford Whalers – 47.7
  2. ’98-’99 Carolina Hurricanes – 44.7
  3. ’99-’00 St. Louis Blues – 43.8
  4. ’79-’80 Buffalo Sabres – 43.7
  5. ’02-’03 Dallas Stars – 42.8

Shots allowed per game:

  1. ’88-’89 Calgary Flames – 17.6
  2. ’79-’80 Buffalo Sabres – 24.1
  3. ’09-’10 San Jose Sharks – 25.1
  4. ’76-’77 Montreal Canadiens – 25.6
  5. ’12-’13 Chicago Blackhawks – 26.5

Power play efficiency:

  1. ’84-’85 Winnipeg Jets – 44.44% (4-for-9)
  2. ’37-’38 New York Americans – 40.00% (2-for-5)
  3. ’12-’13 Pittsburgh Penguins – 37.50% (3-for-8)
  4. ’03-’04 Tampa Bay Lightning – 35.29% (6-for-17)
  5. ’73-’74 Boston Bruins – 34.78% (8-for-23)

Penalty kill efficiency:

  1. ’73-’74 Boston Bruins (23-for-23), ’84-’85 Winnipeg Jets (12-for-12), ’61-’62 Toronto Maple Leafs (6-for-6), ’25-’26 Pittsburgh Pirates (2-for-2) – 100.00%
  2. ’78-’79 New York Islanders (22-for-24), ’12-’13 Chicago Blackhawks (11-for-12) – 91.67%
  3. ’76-’77 Montreal Canadiens – 90.00% (18-for-20)
  4. ’88-’89 Calgary Flames – 89.80% (44-for-49)
  5. ’06-’07 Anaheim Ducks – 89.58% (43-for-48)

There you have it as far as the stat leaders among overall teams. I’m now gonna work on a post for skater and goalie stat leaders and have that posted shortly.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Quarterfinal, Stat Leaders, Ultimate NHL Playoff and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s