Quarterfinal Round Recap and Team Stat Leaders through Four Rounds

It was a bit of an uneventful round, honestly. There were two “seeded” upsets of the four matchups, but I only view one of them as a real upset. Three of the four series’ ended in six games, but two of those did feature teams coming back from 2-0 series deficits to win. The top-seeded ’78-’79 Montreal Canadiens had the “easiest” time of the winners in this round. They defeated the 25th-seeded ’83-’84 Washington Capitals in five games. The 6th-seeded ’84-’85 Edmonton Oilers and the 12th-seeded ’74-’75 Philadelphia Flyers were the two teams to move on after losing the first two games of their respective series’. The Oilers lost their first two games to the 3rd-seeded ’07-’08 Detroit Red Wings, including an overtime loss in Game 2. However, they got a shutout in Game 3 and then outscored Detroit 16-8 over the next three games to advance.

The Flyers and the 13th-seeded ’74-’75 Los Angeles Kings were locked in a goaltending dual that ended with the Broad Street Bullies getting the better of the goaltending play in the end. The best series of the round turned out to be the matchup between the 15th-seeded ’00-’01 Colorado Avalanche and the 23rd-seeded ’79-’80 Buffalo Sabres. This Avs took the first three games of the series with two of those wins coming in overtime. Buffalo, a reigning Semifinalist, got a shutout in Game 4 to avoid a sweep and then got an overtime winner of their own in Game 5 to force a Game 6. However, Colorado ended the Sabres’ run with a win in Game 6 to advance to the Semifinal.

Now, here are the team stat leaders through the Quarterfinal Round:

Goals per game:

  1. ’84-’85 Winnipeg Jets – 6.11   (110 in 18 GP)
  2. ’82-’83 Minnesota North Stars – 5.74   (63 in 11 GP)
  3. ’88-’89 Calgary Flames – 5.40   (54 in 10 GP)
  4. ’84-’85 Edmonton Oilers – 5.00   (100 in 20 GP)
  5. ’84-’85 Quebec Nordiques – 5.00   (25 in 5 GP)

Goals allowed per game:

  1. ’74-’75 Philadelphia Flyers – 1.83   (33 in 18 GP)
  2. ’74-’75 Los Angeles Kings – 2.00   (32 in 16 GP)
  3. ’73-’74 Boston Bruins – 2.09   (23 in 11 GP)
  4. ’78-’79 Montreal Canadiens – 2.23   (29 in 13 GP)
  5. ’11-’12 Phoenix Coyotes – 2.33   (14 in 6 GP)

Shots per game:

  1. ’82-’83 Minnesota North Stars – 52.0   (in 11 GP)
  2. ’10-’11 Carolina Hurricanes – 47.4   (in 14 GP)
  3. ’19-’20 Quebec Bulldogs – 46.9   (in 4 GP)
  4. ’69-’70 St. Louis Blues – 46.2   (in 11 GP)
  5. ’10-’11 Tampa Bay Lightning – 45.6   (in 11 GP)

Shots allowed per game:

  1. ’74-’75 Los Angeles Kings – 24.6   (in 16 GP)
  2. ’02-’03 Dallas Stars – 26.8   (in 10 GP)
  3. ’79-’80 Buffalo Sabres – 28.0   (in 21 GP)
  4. ’74-’75 Philadelphia Flyers – 28.4   (in 18 GP)
  5. ’88-’89 Calgary Flames – 28.7   (in 10 GP)

Power play efficiency:

  1. ’84-’85 Edmonton Oilers – 53.3%   (16-for-30 in 20 GP)
  2. ’81-’82 New York Islanders – 40.0%   (6-for-15 in 7 GP)
  3. ’84-’85 Winnipeg Jets – 34.8%   (8-for-23 in 18 GP)
  4. ’07-’08 Detroit Red Wings – 42.9%   (9-for-21 in 10 GP)
  5. ’76-’77 Cleveland Barons – 33.3%   (2-for-6 in 4 GP)

Penalty kill efficiency:

The following teams are all 100% on the PK:

  • ’06-’07 Nashville Predators (14-for-14 in 9 GP)
  • ’08-’09 Minnesota Wild (6-for-6 in 5 GP)
  • ’78-’79 Atlanta Flames (6-for-6 in 5 GP)
  • ’37-’38 New York Americans (6-for-6 in 5 GP)
  • ’08-’09 Atlanta Thrashers (4-for-4 in 4 GP)
  • ’11-’12 Phoenix Coyotes (2-for-2 in 6 GP)

Here are the best of the rest:

  1. ’71-’72 New York Rangers – 96.6%   (28-for-29 in 14 GP)
  2. ’88-’89 Calgary Flames – 95.5%   (21-for-22 in 10 GP)
  3. ’78-’79 Montreal Canadiens – 95.0%   (19-for-20 in 13 GP)
  4. ’10-’11 Vancouver Canucks – 90.5%   (19-for-21 in 18 GP)
  5. ’74-’75 Philadelphia Flyers – 90.3%   (56-for-62 in 18 GP)

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.

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