First Round Recap and Team Stat Leaders After One Round

This First Round……was a total bore. There was not a single upset. The higher seed won every series. That’s a first. 10 of the 16 matchups turned out to be sweeps and there were only three series’ that went at least six games, one of which went the full seven. The series that did go seven was the 31st-seeded ’06-’07 Nashville Predators and the 34th-seeded ’83-’84 Quebec Nordiques. That was also a 3-0 series comeback by the Preds and they became the seventh team to come back from that deficit to win a series. Another of the close series was the matchup between the 26th-seeded ’05-’06 Ottawa Senators and the 39th-seeded ’78-’79 Atlanta Flames. Each team won their two home games in the first four games. Then, in Game 6, they scored a late game-tying goal and then the same player, Dany Heatley scored in overtime to clinch their series win. But, maybe the best series was between the 29th-seeded ’11-’12 Phoenix Coyotes and the 36th-seeded ’08-’09 Columbus Blue Jackets. After the two teams split the first two games, the next four all went to overtime. Manny Malhotra scored the OT winner for the ’08-’09 Blue Jackets in Game 3, but the ’11-’12 Yotes won the next three. Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson won it in Game 4. Radim Vrbata won it in Game 5 and then clinched the series for the ’11-’12 Yotes with his OT winner in Game 6. Here’s to hoping for better series’ in the Second Round.

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

Goals per game:

  1. ’79-’80 Buffalo Sabres – 10.75
  2. ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim/’09-’10 San Jose Sharks – 7.75
  3. ’88-’89 Calgary Flames – 7.50
  4. ’80-’81 St. Louis Blues/’84-’85 Winnipeg Jets – 6.50
  5. ’99-’00 Florida Panthers – 5.80

Goals allowed per game:

  1. ’72-’73 Minnesota North Stars – 1.25
  2. ’88-’89 Calgary Flames – 1.50
  3. ’79-’80 Buffalo Sabres/’84-’85 Washington Capitals – 1.75
  4. ’14-’15 Tampa Bay Lightning/’09-’10 Vancouver Canucks – 2.00
  5. ’08-’09 Carolina Hurricanes – 2.20

Shots per game:

  1. ’88-’89 Calgary Flames – 72.5
  2. ’79-’80 Buffalo Sabres – 69.8
  3. ’80-’81 St. Louis Blues – 65.5
  4. ’09-’10 San Jose Sharks – 63.3
  5. ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim – 60.8

Shots allowed per game:

  1. ’79-’80 Buffalo Sabres – 23.5
  2. ’88-’89 Calgary Flames/’09-’10 Vancouver Canucks – 27.5
  3. ’84-’85 Washington Capitals – 28.0
  4. ’05-’06 Ottawa Senators – 32.8
  5. ’72-’73 Minnesota North Stars – 33.0

Power play efficiency:

  1. ’88-’89 Calgary Flames/’85-’86 Hartford Whalers/’05-’06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim/’09-’10 San Jose Sharks – 60.0% (3-for-5)
  2. ’05-’06 Ottawa Senators – 55.6% (5-for-9)
  3. ’75-’76 California Golden Seals – 33.3% (4-for-12)
  4. ’09-’10 Vancouver Canucks – 33.3% (2-for-6)
  5. ’15-’16 Winnipeg Jets – 28.6% (2-for-7)

Penalty kill efficiency:

Here are the list of team’s that are all 100% on the PK:

  • ’09-’10 Vancouver Canucks (12-for-12)
  • ’88-’89 Calgary Flames (10-for-10)
  • ’72-’73 Minnesota North Stars (7-for-7)
  • ’08-’09 Carolina Hurricanes (3-for-3)
  • ’14-’15 Tampa Bay Lightning (3-for-3)
  • ’09-’10 San Jose Sharks (1-for-1)
  1. ’83-’84 Quebec Nordiques – 94.4% (17-for-18)
  2. ’85-’86 Hartford Whalers – 90.1% (10-for-11)
  3. ’05-’06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim – 88.9% (8-for-9)
  4. ’76-’77 Cleveland Barons/’11-’12 Phoenix Coyotes – 87.5% (7-for-8)
  5. ’75-’76 California Golden Seals – 83.3% (10-for-12)

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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