Wednesday, April 14, 2010

About that 120-point thing...

120 points has been reached or eclipsed seven times in NHL history before the Caps hit 121 points this season.  Wonder how the contestants fared?

1971 - Boston (57-14-7, 121 pts): lost in first round
1973 - Montreal (52-10-16, 120 pts): WON STANLEY CUP
1976 - Montreal (58-11-11, 127 pts): WON STANLEY CUP
1977 - Montreal (60-8-12, 132 pts): WON STANLEY CUP
1978 - Montreal (59-10-11, 129 pts): WON STANLEY CUP
1996 - Detroit (62-13-7, 131 pts): lost in conference final
2006 - Detroit (58-16-8, 124 pts): lost in first round
2010 - Washington (54-15-13, 121 pts): ???

That's why they play the games.

2 comments:

DeliciousB said...

I like the nod to history here. But...and I say this with trepidation...since the current 16 team playoff format based on conference seeding (instead of division seedings, like in the 80s), the record is not so hot for 120+ point teams in the playoffs.

Just sayin.

Go Caps!

Anonymous said...

First non-Original 6 team to exceed 120 points...Woot!