DAVID vs. GOLIATH

Since 2001, there have been 28 NHL playoff series between a No. 8 seed and a No. 1 seed.

22-6

Record of the No. 1 seeds

 

10-4

Record of Western Conference No. 1s

 

12-2

Record of Eastern Conference No. 1s

 

1

No. 8 seeds that have won a Stanley Cup (Los Angeles, 2012).

 

1

Eastern No. 8 seeds that have advanced to the conference finals (Montreal, 2010).

 

2

The number of No. 8 seeds that have advanced to the Stanley Cup Final (Los Angeles, 2012; Edmonton, 2006).

 

3

The number of occasions, a No. 8 also won its second-round series.

 

4 of 28

First-round series between a No. 8 and a No. 1 have gone seven games. Montreal has the only victory.