Answers: NHL Playoff History Quiz

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Complete answers for the Slam! Sports quiz, NHL Playoff History.

1. With every post-season game, Chris Chelios sets a new record for most playoff appearances. Who is second all-time?

Oli Jokkinen
Wayne Gretzky
Mark Messier
Patrick Roy

Roy is the man, and it’s an incredible achievement for a goalie. Messier once had the record; Gretzky’s up there, but poor Oli Jokinen has never even made the playoffs.

2. Which of these NHL teams has gone the longest stretch without winning three playoff rounds?

Toronto Maple Leafs
Chicago Black Hawks
Nashville Predators
St. Louis Blues

The Leafs were once a powerhouse franchise with eleven Cups to their name. But they’ve never won three rounds – remember, there were fewer teams before multiple expansions.

3. The last three Stanley Cups have all gone to first-time winners. When was the last run of three first-timers?

In the first years of the expansion era
It’s never happened!
90 years ago
1993, 1994, 1995

In 1917-1918, the fifth first-time team in a row won the Cup: the Toronto Arenas. They followed the Seattle Metropolitians, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Millionaires and Toronto Blueshirts.

4. No Stanley Cup was awarded in 2004-2005. When was the last time that happened?

1994-1995
1939-1940
1918-1919
1944-1945

In 1918-1919, there was no Stanley Cup awarded, due to an epidemic of Spanish flu which prevented the completion of a Montreal-Seattle series.

5. When did the Ottawa Senators last win the Cup?
They have never won!
1926-27
They had a run in the fifties.
They won four in a row in the early 1900s.

The original version of the Ottawa Senators won the Cup 10 times – including four times between 1903 and 1906 – but their last Cup victory was in 1927-27. The team folded after the 1934 season and the “new” Senators were re-formed in 1992.

6. For 37 straight years, the Cup was lifted only by “Original Six” NHL teams. Who broke that streak?

The 1994-1995 New Jersey Devils
The 1972-1973 Philadelphia Flyers
The 1973-1974 Philadelphia Flyers
The 1951-1952 Montreal Maroons

The Philadelphia Flyers became the first expansion team to win the Cup in the 1973-1974 season.

7. What was the first American team to win the Stanley Cup?

1916-17 - Seattle Metropolitians
1906-07 - Kenora Thistles
1927-28 - New York Rangers
1976-77 Cleveland Barons

The ill-fated Cleveland Barons never won the Cup; the Rangers went for decades without one; the Kenora Thistles were indeed champs, but Kenora’s in Ontario… that leaves the plucky Seattle Metropolitans as the first American champs.

8. Which of these players collected the most Stanley Cup rings?

Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard
Henri ‘Pocket Rocket’ Richard
Wayne Gretzky
Gordie Howe

The “Pocket Rocket” has more rings than fingers to wear them on…representing eleven championships!

9. What team holds the record for most consecutive playoff appearances?

St. Louis Blues
Ottawa Senators
Montreal Canadiens
Boston Bruins

The Blues had a great run of 25 to beat the Canadiens’ 24, but Boston is supreme at 29. The Sens have a mere 10 in a row.

10. Which of these teams won the Stanley Cup in Montreal?
The Boston Bruins in 1972.
The Boston Bruins in 1979.
The Calgary Flames in 1989.
The Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004.

Beating the Habs on home ice to win the Cup was pulled off only by the Flames in 1989. The feat has never yet been repeated.

Thanks for taking the SLAM! Sports NHL Playoff History Quiz!
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