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Dontdive 03-05-2013 01:54 PM

Seven game series that weren't close at all
 
Take the Boston-Vancouver finals of just a few years back. Yes, it went to seven games, but the Canucks barely won the games they did, and the Bruins crushed the Canucks in the games they won. Yes, I know the Canucks had injuries (and all the other excuses), but that doesn't change the fact that in overall gameplay the Bruins were a lot better.

I'm sure people can come up with even better examples though. What is yours?

TheStroker 03-05-2013 02:11 PM

Habs vs Bruins

TheDevilMadeMe 03-05-2013 02:33 PM

2003 finals were the same way. Devils crushed the Ducks in NJ (I think only 1 of the 4 games was close) and the Ducks won 3 close games in Anaheim.

Skobel24 03-05-2013 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe (Post 61014579)
2003 finals were the same way. Devils crushed the Ducks in NJ (I think only 1 of the 4 games was close) and the Ducks won 3 close games in Anaheim.

Winner winner, Chicken dinner.

Giguere kept them alive in that series.

jigglysquishy 03-05-2013 04:10 PM

Canucks were up 2-0 and 3-2. Many of us thought Vancouver was going to win. It was definitely close.

GuineaPig 03-05-2013 04:14 PM

I remember the Penguins/Lightning series in 2011 being really one-sided. Even though the Penguins lost, they massively outplayed Tampa. I think they got like 60% of the shots or something.

cam042686 03-05-2013 04:25 PM

How about the 1977 Avco Finals? There was only 2 close games - Winnipeg won Game 1, 2-1 and Quebec won Game 4, 4-2. The rest of the series was a shoot-out. Quebec won Game 5, 8-3. Winnipeg crushed them in Game 6, 12-3 and Game 7 was a Nordique 8-2 victory.

Craig Wallace

Mike Farkas 03-05-2013 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe (Post 61014579)
2003 finals were the same way. Devils crushed the Ducks in NJ (I think only 1 of the 4 games was close) and the Ducks won 3 close games in Anaheim.

First series that came to mind. It seemed like the Devils were the only team that realized how to score on Giguere: just don't hit the pile of equipment sitting in the crease.

King Forsberg 03-05-2013 05:00 PM

2011 Flyers - Sabres ECQF

Wizeman* 03-05-2013 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Dontdive (Post 61012081)
Take the Boston-Vancouver finals of just a few years back. Yes, it went to seven games, but the Canucks barely won the games they did, and the Bruins crushed the Canucks in the games they won. Yes, I know the Canucks had injuries (and all the other excuses), but that doesn't change the fact that in overall gameplay the Bruins were a lot better.

I'm sure people can come up with even better examples though. What is yours?

I agree that it wasnt that close but Boston still won somehow anyways despite being pathetically over matched in talent. They had to resort to gooning.:shakehead

Ishdul 03-05-2013 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Wizeman (Post 61024159)
I agree that it wasnt that close but Boston still won somehow anyways despite being pathetically over matched in talent. They had to resort to gooning.:shakehead

Boston is not at all a good example of a low talent team. They were not pathetically overmatched in talent in the slightest, having arguably both the best goalie and best defenseman in the league to go along with a fairly strong group of forwards, and have shown stability as an elite team for a few years now. It's also ridiculous to point to gooning as the reason for winning 4 games by a combined score of 21-3, unless you have the world's highest opinion of Shawn Thornton ever recorded.

Schalkenullvier* 03-05-2013 05:56 PM

not to mention the canucks were responsible for most of the goonery in that series

Stars and Bolts 03-05-2013 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe (Post 61014579)
2003 finals were the same way. Devils crushed the Ducks in NJ (I think only 1 of the 4 games was close) and the Ducks won 3 close games in Anaheim.

Thought of this series too. The Devils won all 4 of their games at home by 3 goals, while the Ducks won games 3 and 4 in OT and won game 6 big by winning 5-2. Add to the fact that game 3 was decided by Brodeur's gaffe. Not once did I think the Ducks had a shot in this series.
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Originally Posted by Mike Farkas (Post 61022027)
First series that came to mind. It seemed like the Devils were the only team that realized how to score on Giguere: just don't hit the pile of equipment sitting in the crease.

Haha pretty much, especially when they won game 5 6-3.

MadLuke 03-05-2013 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by TheStroker (Post 61013245)
Habs vs Bruins

The last Habs vs bruins was kind of strange, could not have got in 7 with Chara and thomas playing well from day one.

But than againt it did go on overtime of game 7 IIRC, with Cammalleri scoring at the end of the third period.

Big Phil 03-05-2013 10:04 PM

Washington/Montreal 2010. The Caps lose in 7 games and even needed overtime to win Game 2 to tie the series but that was just window dressing to how this series really went. The shots were 42-16 for Washington in Game 7. Halak did as much highway robbery as I have ever seen. It gets better. The shots were 54-21 in Game 6. I know a lot of people blamed Ovechkin for not carrying the Caps but he was all over the place that series and I thought he did everything humanly possible to help them win. Halak was just in that "zone" that a goalie can get into. This is the last time we saw Ovechkin play that way again. After 2010 he has never been the same player.

Hammer Time 03-05-2013 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Wizeman (Post 61024159)
I agree that it wasnt that close but Boston still won somehow anyways despite being pathetically over matched in talent. They had to resort to gooning.:shakehead


Boston outscored the Canucks at even strength, outscored the Canucks on their own PP, and outscored the Canucks while killing Canuck PPs. They also had a two-time Vezina winner and a perennial Norris candidate on their team - if that's your definition of lack of talent, then I really wish my team was so under-talented.

Jinsell 03-06-2013 01:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Ishdul (Post 61025671)
Boston is not at all a good example of a low talent team. They were not pathetically overmatched in talent in the slightest, having arguably both the best goalie and best defenseman in the league to go along with a fairly strong group of forwards, and have shown stability as an elite team for a few years now. It's also ridiculous to point to gooning as the reason for winning 4 games by a combined score of 21-3, unless you have the world's highest opinion of Shawn Thornton ever recorded.

This.

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Originally Posted by Schalkenullvier (Post 61027119)
not to mention the canucks were responsible for most of the goonery in that series

Give me a break. Both teams were equally responsible for that circus of a Stanley Cup Finals.

TTOMO 03-06-2013 01:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Dontdive (Post 61012081)
Take the Boston-Vancouver finals of just a few years back. Yes, it went to seven games, but the Canucks barely won the games they did, and the Bruins crushed the Canucks in the games they won. Yes, I know the Canucks had injuries (and all the other excuses), but that doesn't change the fact that in overall gameplay the Bruins were a lot better.

I'm sure people can come up with even better examples though. What is yours?

Nope, I think this one is the best example there is. Just a very odd series, and the Canucks didn't belong on the same ice.

Tkachuk4MVP 03-06-2013 03:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Big Phil (Post 61060401)
Washington/Montreal 2010. The Caps lose in 7 games and even needed overtime to win Game 2 to tie the series but that was just window dressing to how this series really went. The shots were 42-16 for Washington in Game 7. Halak did as much highway robbery as I have ever seen. It gets better. The shots were 54-21 in Game 6. I know a lot of people blamed Ovechkin for not carrying the Caps but he was all over the place that series and I thought he did everything humanly possible to help them win. Halak was just in that "zone" that a goalie can get into. This is the last time we saw Ovechkin play that way again. After 2010 he has never been the same player.



This is the first one I thought of as well. The Caps were the better team in that series by a wide margin, Halak just played out of his mind. It's a shame that franchise didn't have the patience to stay the course after '09-10 because all of the tools for a Cup winner were still in place.

GuineaPig 03-07-2013 03:39 AM

To go even farther with the thread concept, the 2006 series between the Senators and Sabres was really one-sided, even though the Sabres ended up winning in 5. Ottawa outshot Buffalo 169-119.

RapidFire 03-07-2013 04:30 AM

In 2009 the Red Wings dominated the Ducks play-wise and even outshot them by an average of 16.5 shots per game. Somehow the Wings only outscored them by 5 in the 7 games

Mad Max 03-07-2013 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe (Post 61014579)
2003 finals were the same way. Devils crushed the Ducks in NJ (I think only 1 of the 4 games was close) and the Ducks won 3 close games in Anaheim.


This. The Devils outscored the Ducks in games 1, 2, 5, and 7 by a combined 15-3. The Ducks outscored the Devils in games 3, 4, and 6 by a combined 9-4. And 2 of the 3 went to overtime.

The only reason the series went 7 was because of the fluke goal Marty gave up in game 3. Devils should have won easily in 5.


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