It wasn’t the greatest night in Chicago sports on Thursday, when the Blackhawks opened their post-season with a triple-overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues. With Game Two still a day away, it’s time to crunch the numbers on the marathon game that was.
3: The number of triple-overtime games in the past three seasons: The Blackhawks have been involved in two of them.
21: The number of Stanley Cup Champions the Blackhawks had in the game.
0: The number of Stanley Cup Champions the Blues had in the game. (The only team in the playoffs without a past champion)
6,026: The amount of time, in seconds, of the game. It was the longest game in Blues’ history.
1,104: The amount of time, in seconds, the Blackhawks and Blues took to score five goals.
4,922: The amount of time, in seconds, it took for the following two goals, both St. Louis.
23-2-2: The Blues’ record when Alex Steen scores a goal this season.
40:59: Duncan Keith‘s Time-On-Ice in the game, a team-high. That wasn’t a career high for #2, however: he had 48:40 just one year ago in Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals.
44:08: Alex Pietrangelo‘s game-high Time On Ice. The next closest Blues player: Alex Steen, who was 8:35 seconds behind at 35:33.
30: The number of career playoff goals scored by Patrick Kane, after his goal on Thursday night.
1: The amount of players to record a multi-point game: Jonathan Toews (2 assists) was the lone player.
.571%: Ryan Miller‘s save percentage after the Blackhawks scored three goals on seven shots in the first period
1.000% Miller’s save percentage in the rest of the game.
7: The number of times a team has opened their playoffs with a triple-overtime (or longer) win.
7: The number of times that same team has gone on to win the series.
That last stat doesn’t look promising, but there is a first time for everything!
GO HAWKS GO!
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