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10-15-2012, 01:15 PM
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1994 Playoffs Buffalo vs New Jersey

Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Hasek lost in the 1994 first round because his team couldn't score, something that could be said for Martin Brodeur in his team's early losses in 1997 and 1998.

Buffalo's offense came alive in the playoffs in 1997 (where it was good enough to carry Steve Shields to the second round), 1998, and 1999.
From the results:

both teams scored 14 goals. Difference was the distribution of the goals. Hasek had two shutouts so over the remaining 5 games the Devils scored 2.8 GPG. During the season the Devils enjoyed a 306 to 282 GF advantage.

Brodeur's zero shutout flat line performance carried the day this time. Great series.

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