Quick faced 26 shots in game 1 and 48 shot in game 2...what would qualify as being tested?
He's playing well no doubt, just not being forced to carry the team and steal games like what most nucks fans were expecting should we lose. Lots of point blanks, just no sustained pressure that puts the goalie on the spot. LA is playing solid all around.
Probably Pittsburgh, but would make for an amazing playoff year if both these teams were gone early.
I believe the last time a round-up of the last 30 years was done, the stats indicated that of all teams in 7 game series who have lost their first 2 games at home while being the higher seed, somewhere in the range of 70% lost the series.
Not sure how to compound that with two teams facing the same scenario, but it has to be a good 90% chance one of these two teams will lose.
Round-up of last ten instances:
Flyers against Bruins 2nd Round 2011
Bruins won in 4
Capitals against Lightning in 2nd Round 2011
Lightning won in 4
Bruins against Canadiens in 1st Round 2011
Bruins won in 7
Sharks against Blackhawks in Conference Finals 2010
Hawks won in 4
Sharks against Ducks in 1st Round 2009
Ducks won in 6
Capitals against Rangers in 1st Round 2009
Capitals won in 7
Sharks against Stars in 2nd Round 2008
Stars won in 6
Ducks against Stars in 1st Round 2008
Stars won in 6
Devils against Rangers in 1st Round 2008
Rangers won in 5
Sabres against Senators in Conference Finals 2007
Senators in 5
So there you have it, out of the last 10 circumstances, 20% of higher seeds came back, needing 7 games in both.
30% of the circumstances ended up in sweeps for the lower seed.
So if by the last ten there's been a 20% chance in a team coming back, then in theory given two circumstances there's a 10% chance both teams succeed. We'll see.
Pittsburgh. Vancouver is a listless team that lacks any desire or leadership. I'm not even that angry about the 1st round loss because I know big changes are coming.
I have spoken to a few people who have met alot of the players out in bars and clubs in Vancouver and they all say the same thing: there are 4 mini teams thrown into one locker room and forced to wear the same jersey. Not a real team, that is why you see nobody playing for eachother or any pushback. Just a team that has given up on each other and on hockey.
But I don't care about the Canucks anymore this spring, GO FLYERS GO!!!!!!