Got information overload yet? Me too. Here's some fun stats and random trivia nuggets right now about the Pittsburgh Penguins:
--Home teams in Games 1 and 2 are 33-3 all-time in the Stanley Cup Final when they win the first two games. The last team to fail to do so? The Red Wings in 2009 when the Pens came back from an 0-2 hole.
--Matt Murray 's 13 playoff wins are 4th most all-time for a rookie goalie.
The following are from the Pens crack researchers:
--Pittsburgh’s 9th home win of the postseason equals the franchise playoff record established in 1991, 2008, and 2009. (Hmm, guess what happened in all those years..)
--The Penguins improved to 4-2 this playoff year in OT. The 4 OT wins and 6 overtime games are both franchise playoff records.
--The Penguins have a 2-0 series lead for the first time this playoff year and the first time overall since a 2-0 lead on the Ottawa Senators in the 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals.
--Pittsburgh has outshot its opponent in 11-straight games, including a 110-65 advantage (+45 differential) in the last 3 contests.
--Matt Murray won his 13th playoff game, tying Ken Wregget for 3rd place on the team’s all-time playoff wins list.
Make it through all that? Good. Here's your reward - Evgeni Malkin talking about becoming a dad, as transcribed in his post-game interview by Empty Netters