Morning jam: Overnight game facts

April, 19, 2012
4/19/12
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• By scoring 10 goals against the Flyers, the Penguins tied a franchise record for goals in a playoff game and the two teams helped make NHL history. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have combined for 45 goals, the most in the first 4 games of a series in Stanley Cup playoffs history. And they’ve done their scoring early -- 20 of the 45 goals have come in the 1st period. The 20 1st-period goals is an NHL record for most combined 1st-period goals through the first 4 games of a series. The previous record was 17 by the Sabres and Canadiens in 1991 and the Blackhawks and Oilers in 1985. The last time an entire series had at least 20 1st-period goals was in the 1995 playoffs when it happened in the conference quarterfinals in 2 series: Flames vs Sharks (7 games) and Penguins vs Capitals (7 games). The NHL record for combined 1st-period goals in an entire series is 25 by the Blackhawks and Oilers in 1985.

The Penguins tied 2 NHL playoff records in the process. Their 10 goals equaled the record for most goals in a Stanley Cup playoff game by a road team, a mark set by the Kings in a 10-8 win at Edmonton in 1982 and matched by the Oilers with a 10-2 victory at Calgary in 1983. Pittsburgh also equaled the record for goals by one team in a playoff game in which it faced elimination. That standard was established by the Canadiens with a 10-3 win on home ice in Game 5 of their series against the Maple Leafs in 1945.

FUN WITH A 10-3 SCORE IN THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA:
The Penguins beat the Flyers 10-3 on Wednesday night.
-In 77 all-time meetings, the Eagles and Steelers have never had a final score of 10-3.
-The Pirates have defeated the Phillies 10-3 9 times during the live ball era (since 1920).
-The Phillies have defeated the Pirates 10-3 4 times during the live ball era (since 1920).

• The Rangers' 3-2 loss to the Senators was their seventh consecutive defeat in playoff overtime games, dating back to May 2007. It's the longest losing streak of its kind in Rangers history (they lost five straight playoff OT games from 1986 to 1991), and the longest current playoff overtime losing streak by any NHL team.

It was only the third time in Senators history that they won a playoff game in which they trailed by two goals. Ottawa’s other two-goal comeback wins in postseason play were against the Flyers in 2003 and the Sabres in double-overtime in 2007.

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