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How about some Game 5 historical facts?

6/22/2013

Stanley Cup Finals – Game 5

Bruins at Blackhawks, 8 ET (Series tied, 2-2)


* 23rd Stanley Cup finals under best-of-7 format (since 1939) to be 2-2 after 4 games (4th time in last 5 postseasons)

* Game 5 winners in 2-2 Cup finals have a 15-7 (.682) series record since 1939; 4 of 7 teams to win best-of-7 Cup Final after losing Game 5 of a 2-2 series have done so since 2001 (2001 Avalanche, 2004 Lightning, 2009 Penguins & 2011 Bruins)

* 6th straight postseason that Cup finals will go at least 6 games

* 6th Stanley Cup Final series with at least 3 overtime games (first since 1993); record for OT games in a Cup finals is 5 (1951 Maple Leafs vs Canadiens)

* 27 OT games have been played in 2013 playoffs, one shy of record for a single postseason (28 in 1993)

* Blackhawks: 10-2 at home this postseason (lost last)

* Patrick Sharp (CHI): leads 2013 playoffs with 10 goals, 2 shy of Blackhawks record for a single postseason (12 by Darryl Sutter in 1985 & Jeremy Roenick in 1992)

* Brent Seabrook (CHI): 2 OT goals in 2013 playoffs (incl. GWG in Game 4 Wednesday); 5th defenseman in NHL history with 2 OT goals in a single postseason (2nd Blackhawks defenseman to do so – other was Chris Chelios in 1995)

* Bruins: 6-3 on road this postseason (1-1 in this series)

* Bruins: 4-14 (28.6 pct) on power play in this series (7-45, 15.6 pct in first 3 rounds of postseason)

* Patrice Bergeron (BOS): leads all players in Cup finals series in goals (4)

* Patrice Bergeron (BOS): 8 points (6 G, 2 A) over last 7 games (had 7 points in first 13 games this postseason)

* Jaromir Jagr (BOS): 1 point shy of 200 career playoff points (only 4 players in NHL history have reached that milestone – Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Jari Kurri, Glenn Anderson)

Teams To Win Stanley Cup Finals

After Losing Game 5 Of A 2-2 Series (Since 1939)

Year Series Winner Opponent

2011 Bruins Canucks

2009 Penguins Red Wings

2004 Lightning Flames

2001 Avalanche Devils

1971 Canadiens Blackhawks

1964 Maple Leafs Red Wings

1950 Red Wings Rangers

>>NHL first used best-of-7 format for Cup Final in 1939

Stanley Cup Finals

With 3 Or More Overtime Games Since 1927

Year OT Games

2013 Blackhawks vs Bruins 3

1993 Canadiens vs Kings 3

1951 Maple Leafs vs Canadiens 5

1950 Red Wings vs Rangers 3

1946 Canadiens vs Bruins 3

1940 Rangers vs Maple Leafs 3

Defensemen With 2 Overtime Goals In A Single Postseason

Year

2013 Brent Seabrook CHI

2007 Scott Niedermayer ANA

2002 Niclas Wallin CAR

1995 Chris Chelios CHI

1950 Leo Reise Jr. DET

Most Overtime Games Played In A Single Postseason

Year OT Games

1993 28

2013 27

2001 26

2012 25

Most Career Playoff Points – NHL History

Wayne Gretzky 382 (122 G, 260 A)

Mark Messier 295 (109 G, 186 A)

Jari Kurri 233 (106 G, 127 A)

Glenn Anderson 214 ( 93 G, 121 A)

Jaromir Jagr<< 199 ( 78 G, 121 A)

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NEXT LEVEL: Corey Crawford continues to allow glove side goals during the 2013 playoffs; allowing five more such goals in Game 4 on Wednesday. During the regular season, 35.1 percent of Crawford’s goals allowed were scored on his glove side versus 83.3 percent during the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals.

Corey Crawford Save Percentage by Goal Location

2013 Stanley Cup Finals

Shots Faced Save Pct

Glove side 70 0.857

Stick side 46 0.957

5 Hole 34 1.000