Game 2 or not Game 2, that is the question

April, 18, 2014
4/18/14
2:38
PM ET
Importance of Game 2? Friday night is Game 2 for the Canadiens-Lightning and Stars-Ducks. Since 1987, when all Stanley Cup playoff series went to the best-of-7 format, Game 2 winners have won 71 percent of all series (277 of 390). However, in last year's playoffs, Game 2 winners won only eight of the 15 series contested.

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