Sunday, April 29, 2007

All-time playoff winning percentages

Courtesy of whowins.com, here's a look at the all-time best-of-seven series winning percentages for NHL teams, both current and defunct (not including this season's games):


Series W L Frc.
Carolina Hurricanes 10 7 3 0.700
Colorado Avalanche 26 18 8 0.692
Edmonton Oilers 42 29 13 0.690
Montreal Canadiens 104 71 33 0.683
Minnesota Wild 3 2 1 0.667
Tampa Bay Lightning 8 5 3 0.625
New Jersey Devils 34 21 13 0.618
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 10 6 4 0.600
New York Islanders 36 21 15 0.583
Dallas Stars 21 12 9 0.571
Pittsburgh Penguins 32 18 14 0.563
Philadelphia Flyers 56 31 25 0.554
Detroit Red Wings 79 43 36 0.544
Florida Panthers 6 3 3 0.500
Toronto Maple Leafs 73 35 38 0.479
Boston Bruins 80 38 42 0.475
Calgary Flames 25 11 14 0.440
San Jose Sharks 16 7 9 0.438
New York Rangers 53 22 31 0.415
Chicago Blackhawks 63 26 37 0.413
Vancouver Canucks 22 9 13 0.409
St. Louis Blues 48 19 29 0.396
Minnesota North Stars 23 9 14 0.391
Buffalo Sabres 35 13 22 0.371
Ottawa Senators 14 5 9 0.357
Washington Capitals 24 8 16 0.333
Quebec Nordiques 9 3 6 0.333
Los Angeles Kings 25 8 17 0.320
Winnipeg Jets 8 1 7 0.125
Atlanta Flames 1 0 1 0.000
Nashville Predators 2 0 2 0.000
Oakland Seals 2 0 2 0.000
Phoenix Coyotes 5 0 5 0.000
Hartford Whalers 7 0 7 0.000

11 Comments:

At 1:22 AM, April 29, 2007, Blogger Nick said...

I think one could make an argument to combine statistics for teams that moved.

 
At 1:23 AM, April 29, 2007, Blogger James Mirtle said...

James hands Nick a calculator.

 
At 1:50 AM, April 29, 2007, Blogger J.R. Hippe said...

If Edmonton beat Carolina last year, they're far and away the best post season team ever.

 
At 1:55 AM, April 29, 2007, Blogger Paul Nicholson said...

Paul writes the rest of the entry for James...it really changes the rankings quite a bit.

Unfortunately, it shows the sad truth that my Nashville Predators are the one and only franchise in the history of the NHL not to have a playoff series win associated with it in anyway. :-( But I think the Coyotes/Jets franchise still has more actual futility attached to it.

 
At 2:16 AM, April 29, 2007, Blogger Nick said...

Damn it, I just finished a spreadsheet and Paul beat me to it.

 
At 2:22 AM, April 29, 2007, Blogger Nick said...

Paul, you'll be happy to know that the blue jackets don't have a win either. They're the only franchise to never even make the playoffs.

 
At 3:43 AM, April 29, 2007, Anonymous Jason Mandell said...

i can't let the mighty Whale relegated to the cellar where it is not deserved. Hartford beat the Quebec Nordiques in 1986 in 3 straight (when 1st round was best of five) for their one and only playoff series win. They then went on to take the Habs to overtime in Game 7 when Claude Lemeiux ended the hard fought series..and the OT legend was born. If the Whale had struck first, they'd probably still be in CT today...the remaining teams were very weak and Montreal barnstormed the rest of the way to Roy's first Cup.

 
At 3:58 AM, April 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are records in 7-game series , not best of 5. Anyway, I find it kind of amusing that the Carolina/Hartford franchise is in both first AND last place!

 
At 12:39 PM, April 29, 2007, Blogger Doogie said...

Carolina Hurricanes 10 7 3 0.700
Hartford Whalers 7 0 7 0.000

Stark contrast. Of course, ten series in as many years is unimpressive in and of itself, and especially since seven of those ten wins came in two years.

 
At 4:47 PM, May 01, 2007, Anonymous Jamie said...

The Jets are actually 2-10. They won their first round series in 1985 and 1987, both against Calgary. They lost in 83 (St. Louis) 84-88, 90 (Edmonton), 92 & 93 (Vancouver) and 96 (Detroit)

 
At 5:39 PM, May 01, 2007, Blogger James Mirtle said...

The first round in 1985 was not a best of seven.

 

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