2010 Stanley Cup Finals: The Numbers Behind the Blackhawks-Flyers Matchup

May 25th, 2010 by Jeff Hicks Leave a reply »
The stage is set, the teams have battled to get to this point, and on Saturday, the puck will drop on yet another Stanley Cup Finals.

And like so many Cup Finals before it, the 2010 matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers contains numerous intriguing and amazing storylines.

Here is a look at a portion of them by the numbers.


Five: Chances each team has had to win the Cup and failed to in an attempt to break their respective droughts.

That's right, Philly and Chicago have lost five straight finals appearances each. Philadelphia last played in 1997, and Chicago in 1992. One streak will be broken. Five is also the number of Cup wins between the two franchises.


49, 35: Years since the last time Chicago and Philadelphia raised Lord Stanley's Cup, respectively. It is safe to say both teams are itching to nix their streaks.


Seven: Goaltenders used by the Flyers this season, including Michael Leighton and Brian Boucher for long stretches of the regular and post seasons.


Three: Seasons Chicago has played s ...

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