It’s playoff time again, so once again the Hockeenight Mathletes have been released from the gym lockers where they had been stuffed, and they’ve been crunching the numbers on the first-round matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators.
4 – Number of consecutive games lost by the Chicago Blackhawks to end the season.
6 – Number of consecutive games lost by the Nashville Predators to end the season.
3-1 – Blackhawks record against Nashville during the regular season.
0 – Amount it matters now.
63 – Number of points scored by Nashville’s top scorer, Filip Forsberg, while playing 82 games.
64 – Number of points scored by Patrick Kane in 61 games.
2 – Number of playoff series won by Nashville since 2010.
2 – Number of Stanley Cups won by the Blackhawks since 2010.
276 – Number of publications that refer to Mike Fisher as a “hockey star” or “star player”.
0 – Number of those publications that are hockey publications.
0 – Number of Blackhawks fans who cheer the anthem on the road who aren’t douchebags.
6 – Sweater number of Shea Weber.
6 – Number of years he’s been regarded as a future Norris Trophy winner.
0 – Number of Norris Trophies he has to show for it.
2 – Number of Norris Trophies won by Duncan Keith in that span.
100 – Percent effort by Predators ownership to keep Blackhawks fans out of their arena.
0 – Amount of effort required if they had built a fanbase instead of years of ass-achingly dull hockey.
HAWKS IN 5.