Game 2 Trends
* Teams that take a 2-0 lead in a best-of-seven series hold a series record of 340-53 (.865), including a 3-1 (.750) mark in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
* Teams that take a 2-0 lead in a best-of-seven series when starting at home hold a series record of 255-33 (.885), including a 2-1 (.667) mark in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
* Teams that take a 1-0 series lead in the Conference Finals/Semifinals advance to the Final 69 percent of the time (127-57), though both series winners last year lost Game 1 (MTL: 4-1 L at VGK; TBL: 2-1 L vs. NYI). When a team pulls ahead 2-0 in this round, that percentage rises to 93 percent (91-7).
Game 2 record in a best-of-seven: 29-18 (.617) overall, 11-14 (.440) on the road
Trailing 1-0 in best-of-seven: 11-12 (.478) overall, 6-8 (.429) when starting on the road
Trailing 2-0 in best-of-seven: 1-8 (.111) overall, 1-6 (.143) when starting on the road
Tied 1-1 in best-of-seven: 17-6 (.739) overall, 10-4 (.714) when starting on the road
Game 2 record in a best-of-seven: 27-21 (.563)overall, 20-9 (.690) at home
Leading 1-0 in best-of-seven: 20-11 (.645)overall, 15-7 (.682) when starting on home
Leading 2-0 in best-of-seven: 15-4 (.789) overall, 12-3 (.800) when starting on home
Tied 1-1 in best-of-seven: 9-11 (.450)overall, 6-6 (.500) when starting on home
* The 2022 Conference Finals marks the third time in NHL history, and first in 54 years (1968 SF), that both Game 1s of the Stanley Cup Playoffs’ final four each featured eight or more combined goals.
* Leon Draisaitl looks to become the fifth player in NHL history with a 10-game assist streak in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Bobby Orr (11 GP in 1972), Mario Lemieux (10 GP in 1991), Al MacInnis (10 GP in 1989) and Bryan Trottier (10 GP in 1981) have all done so.
* Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid have a combined 57 points in 13 games. This is the first playoff year in NHL history in which two players have had a multi-point streak of six or more games, with Draisaitl (6 GP) owning an active run to follow McDavid (7 GP) earlier this postseason. Wayne Gretzky (8 GP in 1983) holds the Stanley Cup Playoffs record.
* Cale Makar (4-12—16 in 11 GP) is three points shy of matching the Avalanche/Nordiques record for most by a defenseman in a playoff year, set by Sandis Ozolinsh (19) in 1996 and matched by Rob Blake (19) in 2001.
* Nathan MacKinnon posted 1-1—2 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final, his 24th career multi-point playoff game. He sits one outing shy of matching Peter Stastny (25) for the third most in Avalanche/Nordiques history.
* * *