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Key facts, figures from Game 6 of the Final

Thursday, 06.10.2010 / 12:32 AM / Features
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Key facts, figures from Game 6 of the Final\r\n
A look at some of the key facts and figures from Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.


For the first time since 1961, the Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup champions.

Here are a few of the pertinent numbers from Wednesday night's 4-3 overtime victory against Philadelphia that brought the Cup back to Chicago.

0 -- Shutouts in this year's Final. It's the first time there hasn't been at least one shutout in the championship round since 1998, when Detroit swept Washington.

1 -- Home losses by Philadelphia's goaltender Michael Leighton in this year's playoffs. Leighton had been 6-0 at the Wachovia Center before the Flyers' Game 6 loss.

2 -- Scoreless periods in the 18 played in this year's Final. There was at least one goal scored in every period except the first period in Game 2 and the second period of Game 4.

3 -- Consecutive years that the Stanley Cup has been won on the road. Detroit in 2008 and Pittsburgh last year also won the Cup-deciding game on the road. The 2007 Anaheim Ducks are the last team to capture the Cup at home.

3 -- Stanley Cups won by Chicago's John Madden, who added this championship to the two he won with New Jersey. Andrew Ladd and Tomas Kopecky won their second rings.

4 -- Goals by Philadelphia's Scott Hartnell, the most by any player in this year's Final. Hartnell scored a pair in Game 6, including one with 3:59 left in regulation that forced OT.

5 -- Game 6s played in the Final by the Flyers. Wednesday night's game was only the second loss; the other came in 1980, when they lost to the New York Islanders in overtime in the Cup-deciding game.

6 -- Wins in seven one-goal games by the Blackhawks in this year's playoffs, including three in four tries in the Final. The Hawks also went 11-2 in games decided by one or two goals.

8 -- Points in the Final by Patrick Kane, the most by a Chicago player. Kane's Cup-winning goal was his third of the series, and he had 5 assists -- including two on Wednesday.

10 -- Victories by Chicago this spring after getting the game's first goal. The Hawks won their last 10 after scoring first following a loss in their first playoff game to Nashville.

10 -- Years since the Cup was won in overtime. New Jersey's Jason Arnott gave the Devils the Cup in 2000 when he scored the winner in the second overtime of Game 6 in Dallas.

12 -- Points by Philadelphia's Danny Briere in this year's Final, the most by anyone on either team. Briere's assist on Scott Hartnell's first-period goal made him the first player to reach double figures in points since Brian Leetch of the New York Rangers had 11 in 1994. He added two assists to become the first player since Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux in 1991 to get 12 points in a Final.

14 -- Years since the Blackhawks had won a game in Philadelphia. The Hawks had dropped their last 10 games at the Wachovia Center after winning their first visit on Nov. 9, 1996.

16 -- Victories by Chicago goaltender Antti Niemi in this year's playoffs. Niemi is the 17th goaltender in NHL history to earn 16 victories while leading his team to the Cup. The last one was Nikolai Khabibulin, who went 16-7 with Tampa Bay in 2004. Niemi was 16-6.

17
outshot -- Shots on goal by the Blackhawks in the opening period, the most by Chicago in any period of the Final. ChicagoPhiladelphia 17-7 but was tied 1-1 after the opening 20 minutes.

21 -- Points in this year's playoffs by Philadelphia's Ville Leino, including two assists in Game 6. Leino tied the single-season playoff record for points by a rookie, set by Dino Ciccarelli with the 1981 Minnesota North Stars is the record.

25 -- Times that teams trailing 3-2 in the Stanley Cup Final have hosted Game 6. The Flyers became the 15th team to host a sixth game and lose when a victory would have forced a seventh game.

26 -- Players who scored at least one goal in this year's Final. Chicago's Andrew Ladd joined the list of goal-scorers when he deflected Niklas Hjalmarsson's shot into the net for the go-ahead goal late in the second period.

29 -- Points in this year's playoffs by Chicago's Jonathan Toews. The Hawks' captain assisted on Dustin Byfuglien's first-period goal for his 29th point this spring, tying Denis Savard's single-season franchise record for points, set in 1985. Toews' 22nd assist extended his own team playoff mark for helpers.

32 -- Times, in 34 tries, that the team winning the first two games at home has gone on to win the Cup. The 1971 Hawks were one of two teams that failed to win after winning Games 1 and 2 at home; the other was last year's Detroit Red Wings.

35 -- Years since the Flyers have won the Cup. Philadelphia hasn't won a championship since 1975, when it defended the Cup it won the previous year. The Flyers have lost all six Finals they've played in since then.

47 -- Goals scored in this year's Final, the most in the championship round since the New York Islanders and the Flyers combined to score 52 in 1980. The average of 7.83 goals per game is the highest since the Islanders and Minnesota North Stars averaged 8.40 in New York's five-game victory in 1981.

49 -- Years since the Blackhawks had won the Stanley Cup. Toronto, which hasn't won a Cup since 1967, inherits the mantle of the team that's gone the longest without winning a championship.

89 -- Games in this year's playoffs, the most since the same number were played in 2004. The most played in one playoff season: 92 in 1991.

20,327 -- Fans who attended Game 6 at the Wachovia Center, the third game in a row that the Flyers have set a record for the largest crowd to see a hockey game in the state of Pennsylvania. For the season, including the regular season and playoffs, the Flyers drew a franchise-record 1,020,699 fans.

Author: John Kreiser | NHL.com Columnist