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03-04-2013, 11:43 PM
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Best series that was a sweep

What was the best series that ended 4-0? Maybe a series where each game could have gone either way but happened to all go in one team's favour.

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What was the best series that ended 4-0? Maybe a series where each game could have gone either way but happened to all go in one team's favour.
I have to say the 1997 Finals.

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What was the best series that ended 4-0? Maybe a series where each game could have gone either way but happened to all go in one team's favour.
habs-sabres, 1993. okay, the games couldn't all have gone either way, but only because of the guy in your avatar, who was given by closeness of all four games, including OT in the last three, his greatest stage.

but i suspect this was the answer you were fishing for.

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COL-VAN in 2001. Vancouver actually held the lead for a greater duration of the series.

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I have to say the 1997 Finals.
I preferred the 1995 finals.

(Seriously though, either would be a horrible answer to this question from a neutral point of view).

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Dallas-Edmonton in the first round of 1999. Every game was decided by one goal.

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I preferred the 1995 finals.

(Seriously though, either would be a horrible answer to this question from a neutral point of view).
It's a good thing the question didn't start with "Objectively" then, isn't it?


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1992 Cup Finals was a pretty good series...3 one-goal games and 1 two-goal game. Probably not the best, but worth a shout out.

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Pittsburgh vs. Chicago in the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals. With the exception of Game 2 in which the Pens won 3-1, all the other games were very close.

Game 1: Penguins win 5-4 after comeback.
Game 2: Penguins win 3-1
Game 3: Penguins win 1-0
Game 4: Penguins win 6-5 in a shootout (no, not that kind).

Another series would be Chicago vs. Vancouver from the 1995 Western Conference Semi-Finals. Three of those games went into overtime with the Hawks winning every time, it could have just as easily been the other way around.

Game 1: Chicago wins 2-1 in OT.
Game 2: Chicago shuts out Vancouver 2-0.
Game 3: Chicago wins 3-2 in OT.
Game 4: Chicago wins 4-3 in OT.

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1942 Cup Finals

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From the memory of someone who was 13 at the time the Montreal-St. Louis 1968 final. The expansion Blues got a break because the winner of the west division automatically got a place in the final series but they made an interesting series of it. Montreal won all the games against the by one goal with two of the games going into overtime.

Glenn Hall was great and won the Conn Smythe for keeping the Blues in the series. There was a lot of interest because the Blues featured a lot old Habs like Doug Harvey, Dickie Moore, Jean-Guy Talbot, Jim Roberts, Red Berenson and Noel Picard as well as coach Scotty Bowman and I'm sure they would have loved to pull off an upset. The rest of the team was a mix of young players who finally got a chance to play in the NHL and some other old vets like Al Arbour and Gerry Melnyk. For some of the veteran players it was their last really great NHL moment.

This series was a lot closer than anyone expected given the difference in personnel of each team but with a few lucky bounces the Blues may have pulled off their own Miracle on Ice.

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Detroit-Anaheim 1997 Semi-finals.
San Jose-Chicago 2010 Conference finals.


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75-76 finals between the Flyers and Habs. Defending champ vs the #1 contender. Beauty vs Brawn.

It's the closest final sweep I've seen. The Flyers could have easily won any of the games, and the Habs only out scored them by 5 goals in the entire series, one above the minimum. Who knows how that series would have gone if Parent and MacLeish had played?


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What about Anaheim-Detroit in 2003? All were 1-goal games and two went to OT, including a 3OT game.

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I preferred the 1995 finals.

(Seriously though, either would be a horrible answer to this question from a neutral point of view).
How come?

Detroit's first Cup in forever, and Lindros' ONLY trip to the finals?

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How come?

Detroit's first Cup in forever, and Lindros' ONLY trip to the finals?
The 1997 finals had great stories heading in. And while I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Lindros and the Flyers get completely embarrassed, it's hard to be excited when the result isn't really in doubt

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What about Anaheim-Detroit in 2003? All were 1-goal games and two went to OT, including a 3OT game.
I was thinking this one too.

Not to mention people love an underdog

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It's pretty easy to roll your eyes at the expansion 1967-68 St. Louis Blues making the finals against Montreal, especially after finishing 24 points behind them in the regular season.

The Blues were pretty gutsy, however, and even though they were swept, all four games were decided by one goal and two games went into OT.

Any one have any idea if Montreal played down to St. Louis' level during the series?

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How come?

Detroit's first Cup in forever, and Lindros' ONLY trip to the finals?
That was also a string of poor Stanley Cup finals. 1995-'98 was just terrible when it came to the Cup final. 1997 was a series that I always just though Philly was never involved in. Lindros was invisible and it was such a contrast to the same man who had dominated the first three playoff rounds. Strangely enough, we haven't seen a sweep in the finals since 1998.

I've got to go with 1976 or 1992 here. 1976 was a series I am sure Clarence Campbell was secretly praying for Montreal. It was almost a passing of the torch and a Philly win could have swayed the NHL in a different direction.

1992 was Mario in top form. Not to mention Game 4 was pretty much the coming out party for Hasek.

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Wasn't there a Boston-Buffalo series in the early 90s where all 4 games were decided in OT? (and won by the same team)

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Wasn't there a Boston-Buffalo series in the early 90s where all 4 games were decided in OT? (and won by the same team)
In 1992-93 Boston finished with the second best record in the NHL with 109 points.

Buffalo finished 4th in the Adams with 86 points.

Andy Moog was firmly Boston's number one and Grant Fuhr was number one in Buffalo despite Dominic Hasek sitting on the bench.

Buffalo wins game one in Boston --- 5-4 in overtime.

Buffalo wins game two in Boston --- 4-0

Buffalo wins game three in Buffalo ---4-3 in overtime.

Buffalo completes the sweep in Buffalo --- 6-5 in overtime.

Andy Moog essentially played 2 and a half games with a goals against average of 5.22 and a save percentage of .791

It got so bad for Boston that journeyman John Blue started game 3.

After the season, Moog gets coldy flipped to Minnesota for Jon "the amazing technicolor Five hole" Casey.

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Two posters have already mentioned Montreal-St.Louis finals in '68 and that would be my pick.

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1983 Stanley Cup finals:

Islanders defeated Oilers 2-0, 6-3, 5-1, 4-2

There was an enormous number of superstars on ice. I believe, it was the most exciting sweep series ever.

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HM to the Habs/Sabres division final in 1993. Every game ended up 4-3 and 3 of them were decided in OT. Lucky for the Habs, Hasek wouldn't break out until the following season. They got the mediocre era Fhur.

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The 1997 finals had great stories heading in. And while I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Lindros and the Flyers get completely embarrassed, it's hard to be excited when the result isn't really in doubt
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That was also a string of poor Stanley Cup finals. 1995-'98 was just terrible when it came to the Cup final. 1997 was a series that I always just though Philly was never involved in. Lindros was invisible and it was such a contrast to the same man who had dominated the first three playoff rounds. Strangely enough, we haven't seen a sweep in the finals since 1998.
Fair enough.

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