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2011 Stanley Cup Matchup

HOW THEY STACK UP BIG NUMBERS Numbers based on 2011 playoff statistics 5: J. Players with Stanley Cup final experience: Vancouver: Raffi Torres, seven games. Boston: Mark Recchi, 13; Andrew Ference (seven), Chris Kelly (five) and Shawn Thornton (four). Vancouver Canucks Boston Bruins 43: 28.0 Average age 29.5 Mark Recchi will become the HOR second-oldest person to play in the Cup final, at 43, next to only Chris Chelios. Recchi alone increases the Bruins average 2.78 Goals for / game 3.22 2.56 Goals against / game 2.50 age by o.7 years, from 28.8 to 29.5. 1.07 5-on-5 goal differential 1.74 28.3% Power play 8.2% .928: 80.6% Penalty kill 79.4% Among netminders with at least 30 career playoff games, Tim Thomas ranks first with a .928 save percentage. Roberto Luongo is tied for seventh at .920. .919 Save percentage .926 Times shorthanded / game 1. Thomas t-7. Luongo 4.0 3.5 WANCOUVER 2. Kölzig 3. Lalime 4. Giguère t-7. Belfour 5. Hašek 6. Kiprusoff 50.4% Faceoffs 52.3% VAUCHN 33.1 Hits / game 24.7 GOING THE DISTANCE After they go to Boston for games 3 and Canucks will have travelled a total of 35,048 km over the course of the 2011 NHL playoffs. No other Stanley Cup final in NHL history has had a longer distance between the two competing teams. 4, the 5,686 km 5,686 km Distance per 8,058 km round trip* Boston v. Vancouver (2011) 2,618 km 4,029 km Boston Montreal v. Los Angeles (1993) 6,506 km Chicago 3,973 San Jose 6,506 km NY Islanders v. Vancouver (1982) 3,939 Nashville NY Rangers v. Vancouver (1994) 3,909 Anaheim v. New Jersey (2003) 3,904 Straight line measure between cities 3,700 km '4,050 km JAMES MIRTLE AND MATTHEW BAMBACH/THE GLOBE AND MAIL SOURCES: BLEACHERREPORT.COM, QUANTHOCKEY.COM; PHOTOS: GETTY IMAGES

2011 Stanley Cup Matchup

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A breakdown of the 2011 matchup.


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