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Since 2001, there have been 28 NHL playoff series between a No. 8 seed and a No. 1 seed.
Record of the No. 1 seeds
Record of Western Conference No. 1s
Record of Eastern Conference No. 1s
No. 8 seeds that have won a Stanley Cup (Los Angeles, 2012).
Eastern No. 8 seeds that have advanced to the conference finals (Montreal, 2010).
The number of No. 8 seeds that have advanced to the Stanley Cup Final (Los Angeles, 2012; Edmonton, 2006).
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.