Friday Randoms…

Some random stuff to fill out a Friday afternoon…oh and a Good Friday at that…

—  The radio schedule for the second round will be announced soon by the team, but this is what I know:

Game 1 – Freedom 970 AM

Game 2 – 95.5 The Game

Game 3 – Freedom 970 AM

Game 4 – AM 750 KXL

Game 5 – 95.5 The Game (If necessary)

Game 6 – 95.5 The Game (If necessary)

Game 7 – TBD (If necessary)

Pre-game show will start 20 minutes before the puck drop of each game except Game 6, when there will be no pre-game show.

— With the four consecutive wins on the road in the first round vs. Spokane, the Hawks have tied their all-time playoff record for consecutive road wins, done in the last year the Hawks were in the playoffs in 2006, winning Games 2, 5 and 7  in Seattle and Game 1 in Vancouver.   Add in the three wins on the road to end the season and the Hawks have won seven straight road games overall.

—  On the reverse of that, with the three home losses, the Hawks have lost seven consecutive playoff games on home ice, dating back to Game 4 of the series against Seattle in 2006.  They dropped Games 4 & 6 of that series and then Games 2 & 3 of the next series against Vancouver before the series against Spokane..

—  So…in the world of weird statistics…the Hawks are 0-7 in their last seven home playoff games and 8-2 in their last 10 road playoff games.  Home ice advantage say what?  The Hawks will hope to end the home skid tomorrow night in Game 1 vs. Vancouver at the MC.

—  The 49 shots the Hawks put up in both Game 3 and Game 7 in Spokane equaled the highest shot total ever put up by a Hawks team on the road in a postseason game…tying the 49 shots they put up on 3/21/98 in a 3-1 win over Seattle.  The 49 shots in Game 7 is the most ever for a road game that went to overtime, eclipsing the 47 shots put up on 4/28/93 in a Hawks 7-6 overtime win in Swift Current.

— With the overtime win, the Hawks have now moved their playoff overtime record to 24-25 all-time.  To follow suit with what I put up earlier, the Hawks are 16-12 in overtime games played on the road and 8-13 in overtime games played at home.

— Ty Rattie’s goal at 17:29 of the first overtime was the second longest game that was decided in the first overtime in Hawk history.  Kevin Young scored at 18:15 in the first overtime for Portland against Spokane on 4/22/01.  There have been four games that have gone to double overtime, with Brad Priestlay’s goal at 16:21 of the second OT being the longest playoff game in Hawk history.

— The last time Portland won a game at Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver was Game 1 of their 2nd round series on 4/7/06, a 1-0 win.  The Hawks did defeat Vancouver on the road this season, but that game was played at the Langley Events Centre due to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games taking over Pacific Coliseum.

— Mac Carruth’s four assists in the opening round makes him the Hawks all-time leader in assists for a goaltender during the post-season, passing Byron Dafoe, who had three assists in 18 playoff games.

— Carruth will have his work cut out as he had two penalty minutes in round 1…if he wants to catch the all-time record for penalty minutes by a goaltender…that is held by Randy Ireland who had 28 in 1976-77.  Ireland had 90 PIM’s in the regular season for a season total of 118 by a goaltender…guess he didn’t like guys invading his crease.

—  More from the weird statistic categories…three times in their history have the Hawks scored 17 power play goals in a series (once in just five games).   In Round 1 against Spokane, the Hawks had a total of 16 power play opportunities. In 1988-89, the Hawks and Kamloops Blazers combined for a total of 37 power play goals in 8 games…the Chiefs and Hawks combined for 41 power play opportunities in 7 games in Round 1.

Let’s bring on Round 2!

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4 Comments

  1. You are truly a statistics guru, Andy.

    Well done.

    Go Hawks!!!!

  2. They really do need to change the audio of the GWG to Andy’s call as those TV guys did not do it justice.
    Congrats Hawks 12 more wins 12 more wins

  3. I watched the game on TV and, to me, it seemed as though it was a Spokane televised game not neutral commentators.

  4. On a completely different note. I just watched the Plays of the Year on whl.ca Johanson has the #1 play of the year. Congrats!


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