What is true about the NHL Playoffs?

Matt Hoh

1. Charlie Gardiner has a record, as his name is on the Stanley Cup 11 times.
2. The first five seasons of the 21st century all had Stanley Cup Finals series which went to a game seven.
3. “The Dinosaur” holds the record for most goals in the playoffs as a rookie.
4. The New York Islanders were the first American team to win three straight Stanley Cups.
5. Charlie Gardiner is the only goalie to ever captain a Stanley Cup Championship team.
1. F. Henri Richard holds that record. He earned a reputation as one of hockey’s most relentless fore-checkers of all time while accomplishing this amazing feat.
2. F. There were only four. The previous five years, 1995-2000, none went the full seven games.
3. T. Dino Ciccarelli, known as the Dinosaur, holds the playoff record with 14 goals for a rookie.
4. T. Lead by Mike Bossy, they actually won four straight Stanley Cups from 1980-1983.
5. T. Gardiner, considered Chicago’s first hockey superstar, lead the team to the Stanley Cup title in 1934, which placed Chicago on the hockey map.

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