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Game 7s don't bode well for Rangers-Caps

5/10/2012

Number of games played in rounds 1 and 2 by the eventual Stanley Cup winner since 1987, the first year all rounds were best-of-seven:

1987: Edmonton, 9

1988: Edmonton, 9

1989: Calgary, 11

1990: Edmonton, 11

1991: Pittsburgh, 12

1992: Pittsburgh, 13

1993: Montreal, 10

1994: New York Rangers, 9

1995: New Jersey, 10

1996: Colorado, 12

1997: Detroit, 10

1998: Detroit, 12

1999: Dallas, 10

2000: New Jersey, 10

2001: Colorado, 11

2002: Detroit, 11

2003: New Jersey, 10

2004: Tampa Bay, 9

2005: Lockout

2006: Carolina, 11

2007: Anaheim, 10

2008: Detroit, 10

2009: Pittsburgh, 13

2010: Chicago, 12

2011: Boston, 11

2012: (New York Rangers-Washington will be at 14 through 2 rounds after Saturday's game)