Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: First Round by the Numbers

Peter MillsContributor IIIApril 27, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 22:  Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers rubs the head of teammate Max Talbot #27, who was doing an interview, after the Flyers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals to eliminate the Penguins during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on April 22, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
Paul Bereswill/Getty Images

Yesterday, the first round of the the Stanley Cup Playoffs ended when Adam Henrique scored in double-overtime to help the New Jersey Devils past the Florida Panthers. With the final series now over, we can look at the numbers as a whole:

-5. The lowest plus/minus rating in the league, held by three Red Wings and Flyer Danny Briere.

0. The number of sweeps in the first round.

0.953. The highest save percentage of remaining goaltenders, held by Jonathan Quick.

1. The deficit in each of the seven games of the Bruins-Capitals series. It was the first series in NHL history to have seven one-goal games.

1.37. The lowest goals-against average of remaining goalies, belonging to Brian Elliott of the St. Louis Blues.

2. The number of points Martin Brodeur had. Some other players who finished with two points: Shea Weber, Patrik Elias, Mike Green and Jeff Carter.

3. The number of players who have multiple game-winning goals. Brian Boyle managed two in regulation, while Jarret Stoll had an overtime goal along with a regulation GWG and Mikkel Boedker had two in overtime.

4. The number of Stanley Cups the New York Rangers have won previously, the most of any team remaining.

5. The number of consecutive overtime games to open the Phoenix Coyotes-Chicago Blackhawks series. It was the first such occurrence in NHL history.

6. The number of points Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers had in Game 2 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The number set the franchise record for points in a playoff game, falling two short of the NHL's all-time mark, held by Patrik Sundstrom and Mario Lemieux.

7. The number of goaltenders who recorded a shutout in the first round. Three were eliminated (Craig Anderson, Tim Thomas, Jose Theodore). The other four—Jonathan Quick, Henrik Lundqvist, Martin Brodeur and Mike Smith.

8. The number of seeds represented in the second round. In other words, one of each seed (1-8) advanced.

13. The number of combined goals scored in a Penguins-Flyers game. Twice. 

14. The number of points held by league leader Claude Giroux. He scored six goals and added eight assists in just six games.

16. The number of overtime games in the first round.

26. The number of goals the Pittsburgh Penguins scored in their series, by far the most of the losing teams.

30. The number of minutes averaged by both of Chicago's top defensemen, Duncan Keith (30:15) and Brent Seabrook (30:01). They were the only players to break the 30-minute mark, and the highest average of remaining players is Dan Girardi's 28:03.

32. The number of shots taken by Zach Parise, just ahead of Brad Richards, Erik Karlsson and Tyler Seguin for the league lead.

46. The number of penalty minutes accrued by Zac Rinaldo of the Flyers, the most in the playoffs. He has 20 minutes more than the next highest (teammate Wayne Simmonds) and only played in four games, averaging 4:56 TOI/G.

65. The faceoff win percentage of Jonathan Toews, the highest of everyone who took at least 100 faceoffs. The next highest—and highest of remaining players—is Travis Zajac's 58.9.

111. The number of points the Presidents' Trophy-winning Vancouver Canucks had in the regular season. They were eliminated in five games.

233. The number of saves made by Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals, the most by any goalie.

258. The number of penalty minutes in Games 3 and 4 of the Penguins-Flyers series, the first two games played in Philadelphia.

Days off until Round 2: zero.

All numbers obtained via Hockey Reference and


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