Game 5 Trends:
*Teams that take a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven series hold a series record of 299-31 (.906), including a 3-1 mark in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs (0-1 in 2022 R1).
*When a best-of-seven series is tied 2-2, the winner of Game 5 holds an all-time series record of 224-61 (.786), including a 5-3 mark in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs (4-2 in R1).
Game 5 record in best-of-seven: 17-23 (.425) overall, 13-19 (.406) on the road
Trailing 3-1 in best-of-seven: 2-13 (.133) overall, 2-12 (.143) when starting on road
Trailing 3-2 in best-of-seven: 3-10 (.231) overall, 3-8 (.273) when starting on road
Game 5 record in best-of-seven: 10-14 (.417) overall, 8-5 (.615) at home
Leading 3-1 in best-of-seven: 4-0 (1.000) overall, 3-0 (1.000) when starting at home
Leading 3-2 in best-of-seven: 9-1 (.900) overall, 8-1 (.889) when starting at home
* Zach Parise has recorded 5-10—15 in 22 career games when facing elimination, which is the most on the Islanders current roster.
* The Islanders have won two best-of-seven series when trailing 3-1: 1987 DSF vs WSH and 1975 QF vs PIT. Four franchises in the past 10 years have overcome a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven series: NY Rangers (2022 R1 vs PIT, 2015 R2 vs WSH & 2014 R2 vs. PIT), Montreal (2021 R1 vs TOR) and San Jose (2019 R1 vs VGK) and Chicago (2013 CSF vs DET).
* The most points by an Islanders player in a game when facing elimination is four, accomplished by Steve Thomas in Game 6 of the 1993 Division Finals (2-2—4).
* Rod Brind’Amour will be coaching in his 53rd postseason game with the Hurricanes, which will tie Paul Maruice for the most in Hurricanes/Whalers history. Brind’Amour also has the most games played by a skater in franchise history and can become the first person in NHL history to lead a franchise in postseason games played for a skater and as head coach.
* Sebastian Aho (6-4—10 in 8 GP) needs one point to surpass Eric Staal (4-6—10 in 12 GP) for the most career points in potential series-clinching games by a Hurricanes/Whalers skater.
* The most points by a Hurricanes/Whalers player in a potential series-clinching game is six, achieved by John Anderson in Game 3 of the 1986 Division Semifinals (2-4—6).
Game 5 record in best-of-seven: 5-8 (.385) overall, 5-5 (.500) on road
Tied 2-2 in best-of-seven: 2-3 (.400) overall, 2-1 (.667) when starting on the road
Leading 3-2 in best-of-seven: 1-0 (1.000) overall, 1-0 (1.000) when starting on the road
Trailing 3-2 in best-of-seven: 3-5 (.375) overall, 3-3 (.500) when starting on the road
Game 5 record in best-of-seven: 26-28 (.481) overall, 14-5 (.737) at home
Tied 2-2 in best-of-seven: 14-12 (.538) overall, 9-3 (.750) when starting at home
Leading 3-2 in best-of-seven: 17-3 (.850) overall, 9-1 (.900) when starting at home
Trailing 3-2 in best-of-seven: 3-17 (.150) overall, 1-4 (.200) when starting at home
* Roope Hintz has recorded multiple three-point outings (3-1—4 in Game 2 and 0-3—3 in Game 4) in the 2023 First Round. Only two players in Stars/North Stars history have recorded three outings with three or more points in a single playoff series: Dennis Maruk (3 GP in the 1986 DSF vs STL) and Steve Payne (3 GP in the 1981 PRLM vs BOS).
* With his next power-play goal, Tyler Seguin (3 PPG) will be the first player in Stars/North Stars history to score four in a single series. The last time a Stars player had more as many in a playoff year was in 2008 (Mike Modano: 5 & Brenden Morrow: 4).
* Mats Zuccarello (2-3—5 in 4 GP) has recorded a point in every game to start the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Only two players in franchise history have recorded a streak of at least that length: Zach Parise (6 GP in 2014) and Mikko Koivu (4 GP in 2008).
* John Klingberg scored his first goal of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs against his former team. Klingberg can become the first defenseman in Wild history to score in consecutive postseason games.
Game 5 record in best-of-seven: 18-16 (.529) overall, 12-14 (.462) on road
Tied 2-2 in best-of-seven: 9-5 (.643) overall, 7-3 (.700) when starting on the road
Leading 3-2 in best-of-seven: 9-2 (.818) overall, 7-1 (.875) when starting on the road
Trailing 3-2 in best-of-seven: 5-8 (.385) overall, 4-6 (.400) when starting on the road
Game 5 record in best-of-seven: 21-15 (.583) overall, 11-5 (.688) at home
Tied 2-2 in best-of-seven: 8-4 (.667) overall, 4-1 (.800) when starting at home
Leading 3-2 in best-of-seven: 12-1 (.923) overall, 5-0 (1.000) when starting at home
Trailing 3-2 in best-of-seven: 3-6 (.333) overall, 2-1 (.667) when starting at home
* Anze Kopitar (2-4—6 in 4 GP)has collected a team-high six points this postseason and sits just two goals shy of tying Jeff Carter (26-27—53 in 73 GP) and Dave Taylor (26-33—59 in 92 GP) for the third most playoff goals in Kings history.
* Kevin Fiala (0-2—2) collected two helpers in his first postseason game with the Kings and can tie Todd Elik (1-3—4) for the most assists through a player’s first two playoff games with Los Angeles.
* Leon Draisaitl (5-4—9 in 2023) sits two points shy of 70 career points in the Stanley Cup Playoffs (23-45—68 in 41 GP). With another two points in Game 5, something he has done in three of four outings so far this postseason, Draisaitl will require the third-fewest games in NHL history to reach the mark. Wayne Gretzky (29 GP), Mario Lemieux (36 GP) and Jari Kurri (49 GP) are the only ones to do so in fewer than 50 contests.
* Evan Bouchard has found the score sheet in each of Edmonton’s first four games of the series (2-5—7 in 4 GP). He can become just the third Oilers defenseman with a five-game point streak to start a single postseason; Paul Coffey (6 GP in 1984 & 1985, 5 GP in 1986) and Charlie Huddy (5 GP in 1985) both did so.
* Evan Bouchard has collected 5-11—16 through his first 20 career games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Only two active defensemen have had more points through that span: Adam Fox (5-18—23 in 20 GP w/ NYR) and Jack Johnson (4-15—19 in 20 GP w/ LAK & CBJ).
Source: NHL Stats Resources – April 25, 2023