The story of Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 47 fun stats

From four teams to one, let's see how we got here, watch as we recap the 2021 North Division Playoffs, where the Montreal Canadiens shocked the country by upsetting the Maple Leafs then sweeping the Jets to prevail as Canada's top team in 2021.

The second round of Stanley Cup Playoffs delivered breakneck pace in the West, a potential back-to-back champ in the Central, two rocking barns in the East and a stunning sweep in the North.

We recount the battles of hockey’s Elite Eight through 47 statistics.

Break out your abacus.

2 goals scored by deadline pickup Kyle Palmieri for the New York Islanders in 17 regular-season games

7 goals by Palmieri for the Islanders through 12 playoff games

7 minutes it took Palmieri to push out a full beard once GM Lou Lamoriello gave him the OK

30 other teams that could’ve claimed Alex Nedeljkovic, the Carolina Hurricanes Round 1–winning goalie, or Corey Perry, scorer of three key playoff goals for the Montreal Canadiens, off waivers this season

$100 an hour, the approximate rate a Las Vegas–based tattoo artist will charge Robin Lehner when/if he gets an image of Alex Pietrangelo engraved on his newly shaved head (“I told him he has to get a tattoo of my face on his head if we win it all. That’s the deal,” Pietrangelo said)

5 goaltenders in NHL history to appear in 15 post-seasons: Patrick Roy, Martin Brodeur, Jacques Plante, Andy Moog and now Marc-Andre Fleury

1 goaltender in NHL history to appear in 15 consecutive post-seasons: Fleury

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13 consecutive games in which Fleury allowed two goals or fewer (from April 11 to May 22), a career best

5 age, in years, of Fleury’s daughter Scarlett, who wrote this encouraging note to dad when the Colorado Avalanche pounced

230 days between hockey games played for Nikita Kucherov, who missed the entire 2021 regular season and now leads all playoff scorers with 18 points

22 Combined major championships won by Tiger Woods and Tom Brady, the namesakes of the two baby goats Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele brought on the ice in advance of the playoffs

1 games remaining on Scheifele’s four-game charging suspension, which will carry over to 2021-22 as a result of the Jets’ sweep by Montreal

3 concussions suffered by Scheifele’s target, Jake Evans, since 2018

27 total games for which Colorado’s Nazem Kadri has now been banned (16 playoff, 11 regular season) over his six suspensions

89 percentage of viewers who mistook New York Jets guard Dan Feeney for Kenny Powers when he was spotted chugging beer during Round 1 on Long Island:

80-83 percentage of viewers who mistook Islanders legend Clark Gillies for silver fox Pierce Brosnan when he was spotted crushing a beer can on his head during Round 2 on Long Island:

7 consecutive playoffs in which New York’s Barry Trotz has won at least series, becoming the first NHL head coach to accomplish such a feat since former Islanders bench boss Al Arbour

6 post-season series won by Trotz since he won the 2018 Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals

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0 post-season series won by the Capitals since 2018

8 playoff games played by the 2021 Jets, joining the ’93 Sabres and ’19 Islanders as the only teams to sweep Round 1 and then be swept in Round 2

2 occasions in history that the only goal scored in a playoff game was short-handed; Montreal won both times — Game 2 of the 1968 Cup Final and Game 2 of the North Division final

553.3 height, in metres, of the CN Tower, the Toronto-based landmark which was illuminated bleu, blanc et rouge to celebrate Montreal winning of the Canadian division:

31 pounds of crow being force-fed, daily, to all those doubters who swore Carey Price (playoffs-best .935 save percentage) was washed

24 consecutive games Winnipeg’s Pierre-Luc Dubois was held without a goal to wrap his first season as a Jet

+1 Montreal’s net goals while killing penalties in these playoffs

437:53 elapsed time, in minutes and seconds, since the Canadiens have trailed in a hockey game

250,000 fine, in U.S. dollars, levied at Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy for criticizing the officiating in Game 5 of their East final against the “New York Saints”

41.7 power-play success rate, in percentage, of the Tampa Bay Lightning

4 goals scored in the first minute of overtime in the 2021 playoffs, a new record

3 series-clinching goals scored by Tampa’s Brayden Point

3 consecutive series-clinching shutouts recorded by Tampa’s Andrei Vasilevskiy

3 goals, including the series-clincher, for new dad Brock Nelson in Games 5 and 6 — after playing Game 4 on no sleep because his wife gave birth

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0.88 points per game Point averages in the regular season

1.13 points per game Point averages in the post-season

18,000,000 dollars over the salary cap Carolina’s star defenceman, Dougie Hamilton, noted the Tampa Bay Lightning’s playoff roster is

62.2 faceoff winning percentage by Patrice Bergeron in the regular season

54.7 faceoff winning percentage by Bergeron in the playoffs, during which Isles coach Trotz challenged officials to make the Boston star adhere to the rules

12,000 fans in attendance for Game 6 at Nassau Coliseum, including beloved owner Jon Ledecky:

4 wins by Islanders Russian goalie Ilya Sorokin in Round 1

4 wins by Islanders Russian goalie Semyon Varlamov in Round 2

23 seconds into Game 6 that Devon Toews scored, the quickest playoff goal in Avalanche/Nordiques history

16 playoff goal scorers by the Golden Knights, the most of any team in 2021

0 shirts worn by Golden Knights star Pietrangelo during his Game 6 second-intermission interview:

6 consecutive wins by the Avalanche to start the playoffs

4 consecutive losses by the Avalanche to exit the playoffs

7 series (and counting?) won by the Golden Knights just four years into existence

2 series won, in total, by Hart Trophy finalists over the past four years

Statistics pilfered from, helpful Twitter users, CapFriendly, ESPN, Elias, Sportsnet Stats and the occasional flat-out guess.

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