After 10 Years, A Blackhawks Stat Is Tied By Tampa Bay
By Ryan Fedrau
After 10 years, another playoff team has tied the Chicago Blackhawks stat from 2010 of having 3-plus players scoring 10-plus goals in one post-season.
The Tampa Bay Lightning lead the Stanley Cup 3-1 after 4-games with the Dallas Stars. Now, that isn’t a surprise, as they are on the verge of winning the Stanley Cup. But, they’ve tied a Chicago Blackhawks stat that stood for 10-years.
It’s almost fitting that the team to do it is the team that the Blackhawks beat in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. After 10-years, another team has had 3-players score 10-plus goals. That’s a great start, but they’re looking to finish on Saturday night.
The job isn’t finished for Tampa Bay. Even though they’re up 3-1 in the series, we’ve seen teams in these playoffs alone blow 3-1 leads and send it to a Game 7.
The three players on the Blackhawks were Patrick Sharp (11), Dustin Byfuglien (11), and the man who scored the game-winning goal to win the Stanley Cup, Patrick Kane (10). The three on the Lightning are Brayen Point, Ondrej Palat, and Victor Hedman.
This Tampa team has done some great things these playoffs. They’re close to going from a team that could never win in the playoffs to the Stanley Cup Champions. I personally and rooting for them, as I don’t want to see another team from the Central Division win the Stanley Cup if it isn’t Chicago.
This is a cool stat and it’s cool to see the Blackhawks still being recognized for their greatness from 2009-2017. It might be a long road back, but it’s always good to reflect on the good times and get excited about the future.