The Most In Depth NHL Playoff Trends & Stats Report

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2017 NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS BEGIN WEDNESDAY NIGHT 

 

In what has been a long 27 weeks of hard-hiting action during the NHL’s Regular Season, the intensity is now magnified as we enter the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Over the next 2 months, 16 clubs will battle tooth-and-nail for the chance to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup. Both Finalists from last Summer return as the Pittsburgh Penguins look to defend their 2016 championship, and the Western Conference Champion San Jose Sharks could potentially earn the chance to avenge last year’s 6-game series loss. Also in the tournament, the Chicago Blackhawks, who will attempt to cement their dynasty decade by winning a 4th title in 8 seasons, and the Edmonton Oilers, who have made it back to the postseason after an 11-year hiatus.

 

With the puck dropping on Wednesday night, here are some Key Storylines to watch in the First Round: – O, Canada! After the 2016 Postseason saw no Canadian representation, this year, 5 clubs (Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Edmonton & Calgary) from the North will look to bring the Cup back to Canada in June for the 1st time since 1993

 

And So We Meet Again: 5 of the 8 First Round Match-ups (CHI-NSH, STL-MIN, ANA-CGY, PIT-CBJ, MTL-NYR) are rematches from Playoff series that have taken place within the previous 3 postseasons. – Coach Check: 9 of the 16 Teams to qualify for the playoffs this year have made a Head Coaching change since the start of the 2015-16 Season, with a pair of coaches set to face their former clubs (St. Louis’ Mike Yeo vs Minnesota & Edmonton’s Todd McLellan vs San Jose) – Trust The Process: The #1 Overall Draft picks from both 2015 (Edmonton’s Connor McDavid) and 2016 (Toronto’s Auston Matthews) will each make their first Stanley Cup Playoff apperances with their respective clubs. Oilers forwards Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (#1 in 2011) & Nail Yakupov (#1 in 2012) will also make their postseason debuts. – Offense is Key: 11 of the top 14 scoring players in the league will skate for their squads during the playoffs, including Art Ross Trophy (Most Points) winner Connor McDavid for the Edmonton Oilers and Rocket Richard Trophy (Most Goals) winner Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

 

***WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS***

 

Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators 2016-17 Head-to-Head Series: Blackhawks lead 4-1 SU, 3-0-2 O/U Blackhawks: Beat Nashville in 6 Games in both 2010 & 2015 First Rounds Blackhawks: 3-11 in Game 1 of Playoff Series since 2011 Predators: 6-14 SU Last 20 Meetings vs Chicago Predators: 7-9 SU Last 16 Playoff Games Chicago Blackhawks (Record: 50-23-9; 109 Points – Central Division Champions) O/U Record: (11-9-12 at 5/ 24-23 at 5.5/ 1-0-1 at 6) Puck-Line Record: 41-41 (17-35 Favs/24-6 Dogs) Power Play: (#19: 18.3%) Penalty Kill: (#24: 78%) # of OT/SO Games: 22 Last Playoff Appearance: 2016 (Lost to St. Louis in 7) 48-30 SU, 37-28-13 O/U & 38-40 ATS Last 6 Years 3-11 SU in 1st Road Game of a Series since 2010 Cup Final Current Form: On a 4-game losing streak, 4-7 SU

 

Last 11 Games Attempted 24+ Shots on Goal in 14 Consecutive Games Leading Scorers: Patrick Kane (34g, 89pts). Artemi Panarin (31g, 74pts) Jonathan Toews (21g, 58pts), Duncan Keith (6g, 53pts) Marian Hossa (26g, 45pts), Artem Anisimov (23g, 45pts) #1 Goalie: Corey Crawford (32-18-4, 2.51 G.A.A; .920 Sv% w/2 SO in 55 GS) (Career Playoff Record: 48-33, 2.26 G.A.A; .920 Sv% with 5 SO’s in 81 GS) Nashville Predators (Record: 41-28-12; 94 Points) O/U Record: (13-14-6 at 5/ 27-19 at 5.5/ 0-1 at 6) Puck-Line Record: 38-42 (19-33 Favs/19-9 Dogs) Power Play: (#16: 18.9%) Penalty Kill: (#15: 80.9%) # of OT/SO Games: 18 Last Playoff Apperance: 2016 (Beat Anaheim in 7 , Lost to San Jose in 7) 9-11 SU, 10-4-6 O/U and 11-9 ATS Last 3 Series Current Form: On a 9-5 SU & 4-9-1 O/U run Last 14 Games Overall PK Unit: Killed off 24 of Last 27 Penalties over Last 10 Games Allowed 3 or fewer Goals in 9 of Last 11 Games Leading Scorers: Ryan Johansen (14g, 61pts), Filip Forsberg (31g, 58pts) Viktor Arvidsson (31g, 61pts), Roman Josi (12g, 49pts), Mike Fisher (18g, 42pts) #1 Goalie: Pekka Rinne (31-18-9, 2.43 G.A.A; .917 Sv% w/3 SO in 60 GS) (Career Playoff Record:22-26, 2.52 G.A.A; .914 Sv% w/1 SO)

 

Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues 2016-17 Head-to-Head Series:

 

Blues lead 3-2 SU, 2-2-1 O/U Favorite has won 5 of Last 7 Meetings Blues: Lost to Minnesota in 6 Games in 2015 First Round Blues: On a 15-4 SU Run Last 19 Games Overall Wild: 4-9 SU Last 13 Playoff Games Wild: On a 4-13 SU Run Last 17 Games Overall Wild Coach Bruce Boudreau: 1-7 SU in Playoff Game 7’s in Career Minnesota Wild (Record: 49-25-8; 106 Points) O/U Record: (23-12-9 at 5/ 19-19 at 5.5/ 1-0 at 6) Puck-Line Record: 44-38 (24-34 Favs/4-1 Dogs) Power Play: (#9: 21%) Penalty Kill: (#8: 82.9%) # of OT/SO Games: 15 Last Playoff Appearance: 2016 (Lost to Dallas in 6) 12-22 SU, 17-11-7 O/U & 19-16 ATS Last 6 Series 0-6 in Game 1’s Last 6 Series Wild: 4-9 SU Last 13 Playoff Games Current Form: On a 4-0 SU run after Losing 12 of Previous 15 Over has cashed in 6 of Last 9 Games Allowed 3+ Goals in 14 of Last 18 Games Leading Scorers: Mikael Grandlund (26g, 69pts) Eric Staal (28g, 65pts), Mikko Koivu (18g, 58pts), Nino Niederreiter (25g, 56pts), Charlie Coyle (18g, 54pts) #1 Goalie: Devan Dubnyk (40-19-5, 2.25 G.A.A; .923 Sv% w/5 SO in 63 GS) (Career Playoff Record: 6-10, 2.84 G.A.A; .896 Sv% w/1 SO in 16 GS)

 

St. Louis Blues (Record: 46-29-8; 100 Points) O/U Record: (19-17-13 at 5/ 15-16 at 5.5/ 0-2 at 6) Puck-Line Record: 34-48 (18-37 Favs/16-11 Dogs) Power Play: (#8: 21.3%) Penalty Kill: (#3: 84.8%) # of OT/SO Games: 15 Last Playoff Appearance: 2016 (Beat Chicago in 7, Beat Dallas in 7, Lost to San Jose in 6) 10-10 SU, 9-5-9 O/U and 8-12 ATS Last Postseason 11-17 SU, 12-12-4 O/U & 10-18 ATS Last 4 Years Current Form: On a 15-4 SU Run Last 19 Games Overall 10-3 SU Run Last 13 Road Games. Leading Scorers: Vladimir Tarasenko (39g, 75pts), Jaden Schwartz (19g, 55pts) Alex Steen (16g, 51 pts), David Perron (18g, 45pts) Alex Pietrangelo (13g, 46pts), Kevin Shattenkirk (11g, 42pts) #1 Goalie: Jake Allen (33-20-5, 2.42 G.A.A; .915 Sv% w/4 SO in 60 GS) (Career Playoff Record: 3-5, 2.29 G.A.A; .902 Sv% in 8 GS)

 

 

Anaheim Ducks vs Calgary Flames 2016-17 Head-to-Head Series:

 

Ducks lead 4-1 SU, 2-3 O/U Ducks: 25 Consecutive Home Wins versus Calgary since 2006 Ducks: On a 11-3 SU Run in their last 14 games overall Flames: 7-23 SU Last 30 games versus Anaheim Flames: On a 7-4 SU Run in their last 11 Road Games Anaheim Ducks (Record:46-23-13; 105 Points – Pacific Division Champions) O/U Record: (18-17-18 at 5/ 10-19 at 5.5) Puck-Line Record: 43-39 (18-30 Favs/25-9 Dogs) Power Play: (#17: 18.7%) Penalty Kill: (#4: 84.7%) # of OT/SO Games: 19 Last Playoff Appearance: 2016 (Lost to Nashville in 7) 3-4 SU, 1-3-3 O/U and 4-3 ATS in that Series 24-19 SU, 18-15-10 O/U & 20-21 ATS Last 7 Series Current Form: On an 11-3 SU run Last 14 Games Overall 8-1 SU Last 9 Home Games Leading Scorers: Ryan Getzlaf (15g, 73pts), Ryan Kesler (22g, 58pts) Corey Perry (19g, 53pts), Richard Rakell (33g, 51pts) Jakob Silfverberg (23g, 49pts), Cam Fowler (11g, 39pts) Goalies: John Gibson (25-16-9, 2.22 G.A.A; .924 Sv% w/6 SO in 49 GS) (Career Playoff Record: 2-4, 2.84 G.A.A; .912 Sv% in 6 Starts) Jonathan Bernier (21-7-4, 2.50 G.A.A; .915 Sv% w/2 SO in 33 GS) (Career Playoff Record: 1 Relief App, 9 Saves in 30 Mins w/LA in 2013)

 

Calgary Flames (Record: 45-33-4; 94 Points) O/U Record: (11-10-11 at 5/ 23-25 at 5.5/ 1-1 at 6) Puck-Line Record: 43-39 (17-20 Favs/26-19 Dogs) Power Play: (#11t:20.2%) Penalty Kill: (#12: 80.6%) # of OT/SO Games: 17 Last Playoff Appearance: 2015 (Beat Vancouver in 6, Lost to Anaheim in 5) Current Form: 7-4 SU Last 11 Road Games 2-9 SU as an Underdog versus Division Opponents Leading Scorers: Johnny Gaudreau (18g, 61pts) Sean Monahan (27g, 58pts), Mikael Backlund (22g, 53pts) Dougie Hamilton (13g, 50pts), Matthew Tkachuk (13g, 48pts) Goalies: Brian Elliott (26-18-3, 2.55 G.A.A; .910 Sv% w/2 SO in 45 GS) (Career Playoff Record: 15-19, 2.49 G.A.A; .911 Sv% w/1 SO in 35 GS)

 

San Jose Sharks vs Edmonton Oilers 2016-17 Head-to-Head Series:

 

Oilers lead 3-2 SU, 2-1-2 O/U Underdog has won 4 of the Last 6 Meetings Sharks: On a 4-9 SU Run in their last 13 games overall Sharks: 3-13-14 O/U versus Division Opponents Oilers: On a 12-2 SU Run in their last 14 games overall Oilers: On a 9-game winning streak at home San Jose Sharks (Record: 47-29-7; 101 Points) O/U Record: (18-19-24 at 5/ 4-19 at 5.5) Puck-Line Record: 35-47 (23-43 Favs/12-4 Dogs) Power Play: (#25: 16.7%) Penalty Kill: (#18: 80.7%) # of OT/SO Games: 15 Last Playoff Appearance: 2016 (Beat Los Angeles in 5, Beat Nashville in 7, Beat St. Louis in 6, Lost to Pittsburgh in 6) 14-10 SU, 10-10-4 O/U and 14-10 ATS Last Postseason 17-14 SU, 15-11-5 O/U and 17-14 ATS Last 5 Playoff Series Current Form: On a 4-9 SU run Last 13 Games Overall PK Unit: Allowed 7 Goals on 24 Chance over the Last 8 Games Allowed 3+ Goals in 7 of Last 10 Games Leading Scorers: Brent Burns (28g, 74pts), Joe Pavelski (29g, 68pts), Logan Couture (25g, 52pts) Joe Thornton (7g, 50pts), Patrick Marleau (27g, 46pts) Goalies: Martin Jones (35-23-6, 2.37 G.A.A; .913 Sv% w/2 SO in 65 GS) (Career Playoff Record: 14-10, 2.08 G.A.A; .923 Sv% w/3 SO’s) Edmonton Oilers (Record: 47-26-9; 103 Points) O/U Record: (10-10-9 at 5/ 21-32 at 5.5) Puck-Line Record: 44-38 (16-29 Favs/28-9 Dogs) Power Play: (#5: 22.9%) Penalty Kill: (#17: 80.7%) # of OT/SO Games: 19 Last Playoff Appearance: 2006 (Beat Detroit in 6, Beat San Jose in 6, Beat Anaheim in 5, Lost to Carolina in 7) (Only 3 Players from the 2006 club still currently play in the NHL) Kyle Brodziak (STL), Ales Hemsky (DAL) & Matt Greene (LA) Current Form: On a 12-2 SU run Last 14 Games Overall On a 9-Game Home winning streak PP Unit: 5/19 (26.3) Over the Last 5 Games Attempted 30+ Shots on Goal in 10 of Last 11 Games Leading Scorers: Connor McDavid (30g, 100pts – Art Ross Winner) Leon Draisaitl (29g, 77pts), Jordan Eberle (20g, 51pts) Milan Lucic (23g, 49pts), Patrick Maroon (27g, 42pts) #1 Goalie: Cam Talbot (42-22-8, 2.39 G.A.A; .919 Sv% w/7 SO in 73 GS) (Career Playoff Record: 0-1, 2.61 G.A.A; .846 Sv% in 2 Apps w/NYR in 2014)

 

***EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS***

 

Washington Capitals vs Toronto Maple Leafs 2016-17 Head-to-Head Record:

 

Caps lead 2-1 SU, 2-1 O/U Favorite has won 8 Consecutive Meetings Capitals: 14-6 SU Last 20 Meetings versus Toronto Capitals: On a 10-2 SU run in their last 12 games Maple Leafs: On a 8-4 SU Run in Last 12 Games overall Washington Capitals (Record: 55-19-8; 118 Points – Presidents’ Trophy Winners) O/U Record: (21-12-15 at 5/ 13-15 at 5.5) Puck-Line Record: 37-45 (33-44 Favs/4-1 Dogs) Power Play: (#3t: 23.1%) Penalty Kill: (#7: 77.6 %) # of OT/SO Games: 18 Last Playoff Appearance: 2016 (Beat Philadelphia in 6, Lost to Pittsburgh in 6) (6-6 SU, 3-6-3 O/U and 6-6 ATS Last Postseason) 27-27 SU, 12-32-10 O/U, 31-23 ATS Last 7 Series 7-16 Last 23 Playoff Road

Games Current Form: On a 10-2 SU Run Last 12 Games PP Unit: Scored 9 Goals over the Last 9 Games Leading Scorers: Nicklas Backstrom (23g, 86pts), Alex Ovechkin (33g, 69pts) Evgeny Kuznetsov (19g, 59pts), Marcus Johansson (24g, 58pts) T.J. Oshie (33g, 56pts), Justin Williams (24g, 48pts) #1 Goalie: Braden Holtby (42-13-6, 2.07 G.A.A; .925 Sv% w/9 SO in 63 GS) (Career Playoff Record: 22-24 1.87 G.A.A; .937 Sv% w/4 SO in 46 GS) Toronto Maple Leafs (Record: 40-27-15; 95 Points) O/U Record: (2-0 at 5 / 34-38 at 5.5/ 2-3-2 at 6 / 1-1 at 6.5) Puck-Line Record: 45-36 (15-27 Favs/30-9 Dogs) Power Play: (#2: 23.8%) Penalty Kill: (#10: 82.6%) # of OT/SO Games: 22 Last Playoff Appearance: 2013 (Lost to Boston in 7) 3-4 SU, 4-2-1 O/U & 5-2 ATS in that Series Current Form: 8-4 SU Run in Last 12 Games overall PP Unit: 7/21 (33%) Over their Last 7 Games Leading Scorers: Auston Matthews (40g, 68pts) James van Riemsdyk (29g, 62pts), Mitch Marner (19g, 61pts) Nazem Kadri (32g, 61pts), William Nylander (22g, 61pts) Goalies: Fredrik Andersen (33-16-14, 2.67 G.A.A; .918 Sv% w/4 SO in 66 GS) (Career Playoff Record: 17-9, 2.34 G.A.A; .916 Sv% in 28 GS) Pulled last game due to Concussion Protocol from a head hit

 

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Columbus Blue Jackets 2016-17 Head-to-Head Record:

 

Tied 2-2 SU, 2-2 O/U Home team has Won 4 of Last 6 Meetings Favorite has won 6 Consecutive Meetings (7-3 SU Last 10) Penguins: Beat Columbus 4-2 in 2014 First Round Series Jackets: 2-8 SU in Franchise Postseason History (3rd Ever Playoff Series) Jackets: On a 3-8 SU Run Last 11 Games Overall Pittsburgh Penguins (Record:50-20-11; 111 Points) O/U Record: (3-1-4 at 5/ 39-23 at 5.5/ 5-6-1 at 6) Puck-Line Record: 38-43 (27-38 Favs/11-5 Dog) Power Play: (#3t: 23.1%) Penalty Kill: (#20: 79.8 %) # of OT/SO Games: 21 Last Playoff Appearance: 2016 (Beat NY Rangers in 5, Beat Washington in 6, Beat Tampa Bay in 7, Beat San Jose in 6 – Wins Stanley Cup) 16-8 SU, 10-10-4 O/U and 12-12 ATS Last Postseason 32-25 SU, 26-26-5 O/U & 28-29 ATS Last 10 Series Current Form: On a 4-6 SU Run Last 10 Games after winning 8 of previous 10. 12-3 SU at Home versus Division Opponents this season PK Unit:

 

Allowed 6 Goals on 13 Chances over Last 6 Games Allowed 25+ Shots on Goal in 29 of Last 31 Games Leading Scorers: Sidney Crosby (44g, 89pts), Evgeni Malkin (33g, 72pts) Phil Kessel (23g, 70pts), Conor Sheary (23g, 53pts), Justin Schultz (12g, 51pts) Goalies: Matt Murray (32-10-4, 2.41 G.A.A; .923 Sv% w/4 SO in 47 GS) (Last Postseason: 15-6, 2.08 G.A.A; .923 Sv% with 1 SO) Marc-Andre Fleury (18-10-7, 3.02 G.A.A; .909 Sv% in 34 GP) (Career Playoff Record: 53-45, 2.66 G.A.A; .906 Sv%) (Last 6 Years Postseason: 15-21, 2.87 G.A.A; .905 Sv%) Columbus Blue Jackets (Record:50-24-8; 108 Points) O/U Record: (6-4-6 at 5/ 36-25 at 5.5/ 2-4 at 6) Puck-Line Record: 41-41 (17-35 Favs/24-6 Dogs) Power Play: (#12: 19.9%) Penalty Kill: (#9: 82.5%) # of OT/SO Games: 19 Last Playoff Appearance: 2014 (Lost to Pittsburgh in 6) 2-4 SU. 5-1 O/U & 5-1 ATS in that Series 2-8 SU in 10 Overall Playoff Games (2009 & 2013) Current Form: On a 3-8 SU & 3-7-1 O/U Run Last 11 Games Overall Allowed 30+ Shots on Goal in 11 of Last 14 Games Leading Scorers: Cam Atkinson (35g, 62pts), Alexander Wennberg (13g, 59pts) Brandon Saad (24g, 53pts), Nick Foligno (26g, 51pts), Sam Gagner (18g, 50pts) Goalies: Sergei Bobrovsky (41-17-5, 2.06 G.A.A; .931 Sv% w/7 SO in 63 GP) (Career Playoff Record: 2-6, 3.49 G.A.A; .890 Sv% in 13 Appearances) –

 

Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers 2016-17 Head-to-Head Record:

 

Habs lead 3-0, 1-1-1 O/U Home team has Won 6 of Last 7 Meetings Rangers: Beat Montreal 4-2 in 2014 Eastern Conf. Finals Rangers: 16-8 SU in their last 24 games as a Underdog Canadiens: On a 6-2 SU run in their last 8 games overall Canadiens: Won 7 of their last 10 meetings versus NY Rangers Under has cashed in 11 of last 20 meetings (5-11-4 O/U/P) Montreal Canadiens (Record:47-26-9; 103 Points – Atlantic Division Champs) O/U Record: (19-21-15 at 5 / 9-16 at 5.5) Puck-Line Record: 43-39 (19-35 Favs/25-4 Dogs) Power Play: (#13: 19.6%) Penalty Kill: (#14: 81.1%) # of OT/SO Games: 23 Last Playoff Appearance: 2015 (Beat Ottawa in 6, Lost to Tampa Bay in 6) 6-6 SU, 5-6-1 O/U & 4-8 ATS that Postseason Current Form: On a 6-4 SU run Last 10 Games overall PK Unit: Killed off 14 of last 15 penalties over last 9 games Taken 29+ Shots on Goal in 12 of Last 14 Games Leading Scorers: Max Pacioretty (35g, 67pts), Alexander Radulov (18g, 54pts) Alex Galchenyuk (17g, 44pts), Paul Byron (22g, 43pts), Shea Weber (17g, 52pts)

 

#1 Goalie: Carey Price (37-20-5, 2.23 G.A.A; .923 Sv% w/3 SO in 62 GS) (Career Playoff Record: 23-27, 2.62 G.A.A; .912 Sv% w/5 SO in 51 GS) New York Rangers (Record: 48-28-6; 102 Points) O/U Record: (7-4-6 at 5/ 32-27 at 5.5/ 1-1 at 6/ 0-1 at 6.5) Puck-Line Record: 38-44 (17-39 Favs/21-5 Dogs) Power Play: (#11t:20.2%) Penalty Kill: (#19: 79.8%) # of OT/SO Games: 14 1-4 SU, 3-1-1 O/U and 1-4 ATS in that series 41-45 SU, 27-41-18 O/U & 32-54 ATS Last 6 Postseasons 5-5 in 1st Home Game of Series since 2013 Current Form: On a 4-9 SU run Last 13 Games overall 16-8 SU as an Underdog this season PP Unit: 8/22 (36%) over Last 10 Games Leading Scorers: Mats Zuccarello (15g, 59pts), J.T. Miller (22g, 56pts), Derek Stepan (17g, 55pts), Chris Kreider (28g, 53pts), Kevin Hayes (17g, 49pts) Goaltenders Henrik Lundqvist (31-20-4, 2.74 G.A.A; .910 Sv% with 2 SO in 55 GS) (Career Playoff Record: 54-56, 2.22 G.A.A; .923 Sv% with 9 SO)

 

Ottawa Senators vs Boston Bruins 2016-17 Head-to-Head Record:

 

Sens lead 4-0 SU, 1-3 O/U Underdog has won 6 Consecutive Meetings Senators: Won 6 Consecutive Meetings vs Boston (10-2 SU Last 12) Bruins: Won 6 of Last 8 Games overall & on a 2-9 O/U Run Last 11 Ottawa Senators (Record:44-28-10; 98 Points) O/U Record: (13-17-3 at 5 / 19-29 at 5.5) Puck-Line Record: 45-36 (8-19 Favs/37-17 Dogs) Power Play: (#23: 17%) Penalty Kill: (#22: 79.7%) # of OT/SO Games: 20 Last Playoff Appearance: 2015 (Lost to Montreal in 6) 2-4 SU, 2-1-3 O/U & 3-3 ATS in that Series 3-6 SU Last 9 Playoff Road Games Current Form: On a 5-10 SU run Last 15 Games Overall Covered 7 of Last 12 on Puck-Line Under has cashed in 11 of Last 13 Home Games PK Unit: Allowed 11 Goals over the Last 12 Games Leading Scorers: Erik Karlsson (17g, 71pts), Mike Hoffman (26g, 61pts) Kyle Turris (27g, 55pts), Mark Stone (22g, 54pts), Derick Brassard (14g, 39pts) Goalies: Craig Anderson (25-11-4, 2.28 G.A.A; .926 Sv% w/5 SO in 39 GS) (Career Playoff Record: 12-14, 2.35 G.A.A; .933 Sv% w/3 SO in 27 GS) Mike Condon (19-14-6, 2.50 G.A.A; .914 Sv% with 5 SO in 38 GS) (No Previous Playoff History) Boston Bruins (Record: 44-31-7; 95 Points) O/U Record: (18-16-6 at 5 / 20-18 at 5.5 / 0-2 at 6) Puck-Line Record: 39-43 (21-35 Favs/18-8 Dogs) Power Play: (#7: 21.7%) Penalty Kill: (#1: 85.7%) # of OT/SO Games: 13 Last Playoff Appearance: 2014 (Beat Detroit in 5, Lost to Montreal in 7) (7-5 SU, 5-5-2 O/U, 5-7 ATS Last 12 Postseason Games) Current Form: On a 10-6 SU run Last 16 Games overall Under has cashed in 9 of Last 11 Games PP Unit: 5/12 (41.6%) over the Last 6 Games Leading Scorers: Brad Marchand (39g, 85pts), David Pastrnak (34g, 70pts) David Krejci (23g, 54pts), Patrice Bergeron (21g, 53pts), Torey Krug (8g, 51pts) #1 Goalie: Tuukka Rask (37-21-5, 2.27 G.A.A; .914 Sv% w/8 SO in 64 GS) (Career Playoff History: 28-19, 2.11 G.A.A; .930 Sv% w/5 SO in 47 GS)

 

NHL PLAYOFF SERIES TRENDS

 

2016 Conference Quarterfinals Favorites 27-21 SU Home Teams 21-26 SU Puck-Line Favorites 15-12 ATS Over Under 16-19-12 O/U/push 2016 Conference Semifinals Favorites 15-10 SU Home Teams 16-9 Puck-Line Favorites 9-6 ATS Over Under 11-5-9 O/U/push 2016 Conference Finals Favorites 7-6 SU Home Teams 6-7 Puck-Line Favorites 3-5 Over Under 7-5-1 O/U/push 2016 Stanley Cup Final Favorites 4-2 SU Home Teams 3-3 SU Puck-Line Favorites 1-3 ATS Over Under 1-5 O/U OVERTIME GAMES 2016: 20 OT Games (7 in Round 1, 7 in Round 2, 4 in Conference Finals, 2 in Stanley Cup Final) 2015 19 OT Games (10 in Round 1, 5 in Round 2, 4 in Conference Finals, 0 in Stanley Cup Final) 2014: 26 OT Games (14 in Round 1, 5 in Round 2, 4 in Conference Finals, 3 in Stanley Cup Final) 2013: 27 OT Games (17 in Round 1, 5 in Round 2; 2 in Conference Finals, 2 in Stanley Cup Final) 2012: 25 OT Games (16 in Round 1, 5 in Round 2; 2 in Conference Finals, 2 in Stanley Cup Final) 2011: 22 OT Games (14 in Round 1, 6 in Round 2, 1 in Conference Finals, 1 in Stanley Cup Final) 2017 Playoff Teams Overtime Records Since 2011 Blackhawks (17-10) Sharks (10-4) Predators (4-4) Wild (4-4) Blues (5-6) Flames (N/A) Ducks (5-8) Oilers (N/A) Rangers (9-13) Penguins (6-10) Maple Leafs (0-2) Senators (4-2) Bruins (13-7) Capitals (9-9) Canadiens (5-7) Blue Jackets (0-2) GAME SEVEN NOTES Home Teams have won 17 of the last 30 Game 7’s Since 2011 2017 Playoff Teams in Game 7’s Since 2011 Rangers (8; 6-2) Bruins (6; 4-2) Blackhawks (4; 2-2) Canadiens (4; 1-3) Ducks (3; 0-3) Penguins (2; 1-1) Predators (2; 1-1) Blues (2; 2-0) Wild (1; 1-0) Maple Leafs (1; 0-1)