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|DENVER (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins right winger Josh Jooris wears No. 16. That happens to be the total wins necessary for the team to retain the Stanley Cup for a third straight season.
There are lots of relevant numbers to be crunched heading into the playoffs Robert Golden Jersey Elite[/url] , which begin Wednesday night. For instance, zero comes to mind, which is the number of expansion teams that have hoisted the Cup after starting from scratch. That’s a figure the upstart Vegas Golden Knights are aiming to update.
Or Sweet 16 – the amount of teams that still have a shot at that coveted trophy. Here is a by-the-numbers glance at a postseason that will last two action-packed months. Welcome to beard-growing season:
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16 – Game-winning playoff goals for Toronto forward Patrick Marleau .
15 – Times Claude Giroux of Philadelphia had at least two assists in a game this season. He and Blake Wheeler of Winnipeg tied for the league lead with 68.
14 – Career playoff goals in 55 games for Winnipeg forward Paul Stastny , who was acquired from St. Louis in February.
13 – Age of New Jersey forward Nico Hischier the last time the Devils made the postseason in 2011-12.
12 – Spot where Anaheim defenseman Cam Fowler was picked in the 2010 entry draft . He’s played the third-most NHL regular season games of anyone in that draft class.
11 – :45 p.m. The time Game 2 of the 1951 semifinal series between Boston and Toronto – who meet in the first round this season – was halted at 1-1. Maple Leaf Gardens needed to clear patrons by midnight because of a Toronto ordinance in effect Courtland Sutton Jersey Elite , according to the Bruins website .
10 – Postseason shutouts by Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in his career.
9 – Uniform number of Artemi Panarin , who led Columbus with 82 points. No. 9 Filip Forsberg also led his Nashville team in scoring with 64, and No. 9 Taylor Hall led New Jersey with 93. Cloud Nine for sure.
8 – Overtime playoff goals scored by Avalanche Hall of Famer-turned-executive Joe Sakic , the most for a career. Maurice ”Rocket” Richard is next with six.
7 – New teams that weren’t in the playoffs a season ago Authentic Curt Schilling Jersey , matching the biggest year-to-year change. It includes Colorado, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Philadelphia Ronnie Harrison Jersey Elite , Tampa Bay, Vegas and Winnipeg.
6 – Approximate length, in inches – or maybe in feet – of the impressive beard grown by Brent Burns of San Jose. The gold standard of whiskers.
5.9 – Goals averaged per game this season, an increase of 7 percent from a year ago. There were 7 Adidas Bo Horvat Jersey ,552 regular-season goals.
5 – Combined playoff hat tricks for Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby (2) and Evgeni Malkin (2), along with Washington’s Alex Ovechkin (1). Wayne Gretzky had 10.
4a – Number of times a team has rallied from a 0-3 playoff deficit to win a series. The last occurrence was the Kings over the Sharks during the first round in 2014.
4b – Times since the conference format was introduced in `74-75 the last-place team from each side earned a playoff spot the next season. New Jersey and Colorado had the distinction in 2017-18, joining the Red Wings/Rockies (finished last in `76-77), Bruins/Sharks (last in `96-97) and Maple Leafs/Oilers (last in `15-16).
3 – Draft picks Vegas surrendered to Detroit at the trade deadline to acquire forward Tomas Tatar Wholesale Thomas Rawls Jersey , who has three goals and four assists in 17 playoff games.
2 – Number of Canadian teams in the postseason, which is less than California (three).
1.95 – Career goals-against average for Pittsburgh’s Matt Murray in the playoffs.
1a – Number of players born in France in these playoffs (Pierre-Edouard Bellemare of Vegas).
1b – Number of players born in Nebraska in these playoffs (Jake Guentzel of Pittsburgh).
0 – Times Minnesota and Winnipeg have faced each other in the playoffs. The two first-round foes never met in the NHL playoffs when Minnesota had the North Stars (now in Dallas) or Winnipeg had the original Jets (now in Arizona).
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