Competitive Balance: This marks the fifth straight season that the Stanley Cup finals have gone at least six games. Only once since the NHL went to a best-of-seven format in 1939 has there been a streak that long (1971-75). The last series that didn’t go six games was 2007 (Anaheim won in five).
Kop Out: Anze Kopitar has not had a shot on goal in either of the last two games. From Elias: It’s only the second time in his career (regular season or playoffs) that he has played consecutive games without a shot on goal. It last happened in January 2007. Kopitar has played in exactly 500 career games.