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01-03-2011, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Sawdalite View Post
When using numbers in a discussion it is understood that numbers can be spun in various ways... When looking at your calculations on the chances of coming back from 3 down in a series I believe it should be viewed from the point in time where the Flyers faced the task... At that point there were 161 times it was possible -- I don't believe there were any chances after the Flyers had one -- and only 2 teams came back at that point... The odds are therefore: 1.2% ... Granted, still better than perfect games, but a one in one hundred chance when given that exact opportunity is a huge hurdle just the same.

Now I suppose it could be argued that we can calculate the 2 -- or even 3 -- against every NHL PO series ever played... reasoning that every series has a potential of it happening going into it.... just as every game has a potential of being a Perfecto.

... Just playing with numbers here. haha
Not really the same thing at all.

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