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Chicago Blackhawks’ Game One By The Numbers

By Skylar Peters

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.

Apr 17, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing

Patrick Kane

(88) jumps over St. Louis Blues right wing

Adam Cracknell

(79) during the second overtime in game one during the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

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!


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