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01-06-2012, 10:30 PM
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Twice as many GF as GA?

As I write this, the Boston Bruins have 138 GF and 69 GA on the season, or twice as many goals for as goals against.

What was the last team to have a GF/GA ratio of 2 or higher into the new year? I suspect you'd have to go back to the late 70s Canadiens, but not sure.

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As I write this, the Boston Bruins have 138 GF and 69 GA on the season, or twice as many goals for as goals against.

What was the last team to have a GF/GA ratio of 2 or higher into the new year? I suspect you'd have to go back to the late 70s Canadiens, but not sure.
1976-1977 Canadians did it (probably the last team to do such)....

I'm sure it was way more common pre-expansion era.

The 1927-28 Canadians did it too..

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1927-28 Montreal (116-48)
1938-39 Boston (156-76)
1943-44 Montreal (234-109)
1976-77 Montreal (387-171)

I think that's it.

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I'm counting the 2005-06 Ottawa Senators as having 158 goals for and 80 goals against at December 30th.

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1927-28 Montreal (116-48)
1938-39 Boston (156-76)
1943-44 Montreal (234-109)
1976-77 Montreal (387-171)

I think that's it.
I'm also wondering how many teams, like Boston, did it through a partial season, specifically into January.

The 1977-78 Canadiens did that, with 359 GF and 179 GA through 79 games.

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I'm also wondering how many teams, like Boston, did it through a partial season, specifically into January.

The 1977-78 Canadiens did that, with 359 GF and 179 GA through 79 games.
Sorry, missed the part about doing it in a partial season.

I've checked the Jan. 1 records for the usual suspects (80s Islanders and Oilers. '89 Flames, '96 Wings) and can't find anyone since the 70s Habs who were above the threshold on New Years Day.

Though it's a few years before the '78 Habs, the '71 Bruins were above the mark as late as Mar. 20th (368-182) with only 7 games left, but a 4 game losing streak sunk their chances.

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I'm not sure where to find this info on partial seasons, but the 1975-'76 Habs have to be another team that did it halfway through. They finished with 337gf and 174ga.

By the way, just a little side note here, the 1977 Habs obviously lost only 8 games all year and are commonly thought of to be the best NHL team ever. But can you believe that this team lost 7-2 to a below .500 Blues team? It was on the road, but still, what was happening that night? Reminds me of the 11-0 loss the Oilers endured at the hands of the..........Whalers in 1984.

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I'm not sure where to find this info on partial seasons, but the 1975-'76 Habs have to be another team that did it halfway through. They finished with 337gf and 174ga.

By the way, just a little side note here, the 1977 Habs obviously lost only 8 games all year and are commonly thought of to be the best NHL team ever. But can you believe that this team lost 7-2 to a below .500 Blues team? It was on the road, but still, what was happening that night? Reminds me of the 11-0 loss the Oilers endured at the hands of the..........Whalers in 1984.
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I haven't checked the stats for these teams, but I thought they deserved a look by those who can check this easily (or have the time to do it)

Some potential candidates:

2008-09 San Jose Sharks (Had a record of 30-5-5 by game 40)
1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers
1977-78 Boston Bruins


The following are more or less wild guesses (going by their midway record and GF/GA), they probably wont make it:

2008-09 Boston Bruins
2008-09 Detroit Red Wings
2007-08 Detroit Red Wings (Had 41-10-4)
2000-01 Colorado Avalanche
1998-99 Dallas Stars
1997-98 Dallas Stars
1993-94 New York Rangers
1992-93 Vancouver Canucks (97 SHGA)
1988-89 Montreal Canadiens


It should be said that Bruins has had 4 games (Flyers, Panthers, Devils, Flames) during their last 10, in which they outscored their opponents by 22 - 0 at event strength and while that is impressive it is still only 8 points and not much more than that.

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The best site to check for this is shrpsports.com. When you look at a teams gamelog for a season, clicking on the date will give you the league standings on that date. Then you can change the numbers in the address bar to whatever date you want.

For example, the standings on Jan. 1 1987 would be http://www.shrpsports.com/nhl/stand....te=1&month=Jan

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I haven't checked the stats for these teams, but I thought they deserved a look by those who can check this easily (or have the time to do it)

Some potential candidates:

008-09 San Jose Sharks (Had a record of 30-5-5 by game 40)
1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers
1977-78 Boston Bruins
2008-09 SJ, 128-87. Boston had better. http://www.shrpsports.com/nhl/stand....te=1&month=Jan
Not the other ones either.

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