NHL: The 20 Biggest Shutouts in Stanley Cup Playoff History

The 1943-44 Montreal Canadiens Won The Stanley Cup, And Beat The Toronto Maple Leafs In An 11-0 Shutout Along The Way

The 1943-44 Montreal Canadiens Won The Stanley Cup, And Beat The Toronto Maple Leafs In An 11-0 Shutout Along The Way

Yesterday, Sports List of the Day checked out some serious blowouts in the NBA playoffs – the top 20 of all time.

But, hey, the NHL‘s Stanley Cup Playoffs are in full swing, too, so let’s skate on over to hockey and look at some of that sport’s big-time postseason blowouts.

A little twist, though.

How about shutouts?

Exactly 20 NHL playoff games ended 7-0 or worse – straight up to two double-digit shutouts (and, egad, both against the hard-luck Toronto Maple Leafs). The Montreal Canadiens beat them 11-0 in 1944. Then, it was the Boston Bruins‘ turn in 1969, slipping 10 into the net, while yielding none on their end.

And how about this…

In the very next game, the Bruins went ahead and won 7-0 against the Leafs, starting off that series two games to none and 17-0 in goals.

Well, that’s quite a bit ridiculous now, isn’t it?

Note: Losers were on the road unless noted in CAPS.

YEAR, ROUND, GAME WINNER LOSER
1. 1944 Semifinals, Game 5 Montreal Canadiens 11 Toronto Maple Leafs 0
2. 1969 Quarter Finals, Game 1 Boston Bruins 10 Toronto Maple Leafs 0
3. 1983 Adams Division Finals, Game 5 Boston Bruins 9 Buffalo Sabres 0
4. 1978 Quarter Finals, Game 4 Montreal Canadiens 8 DETROIT RED WINGS 0
4. 1988 Norris Division Semifinals, Game 4 Detroit Red Wings 8 TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS 0
4. 1991 Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6 Pittsburgh Penguins 8 MINNESOTA NORTH STARS 0
4. 2001 Eastern Quarter Finals, Game 6 Buffalo Sabres 8 Philadelphia Flyers 0
8. 1953 Semifinals, Game 1 Detroit Red Wings 7 Boston Bruins 0
8. 1956 Semifinals, Game 5 Montreal Canadiens 7 New York Rangers 0
8. 1966 Semifinals, Game 2 Detroit Red Wings 7 CHICAGO BLACK HAWKS 0
8. 1969 Quarter Finals, Game 2 Boston Bruins 7 Toronto Maple Leafs 0
8. 1975 Semifinals, Game 3 Montreal Canadiens 7 Buffalo Sabres 0
8. 1980 Semifinals, Game 2 Philadelphia Flyers 7 Minnesota North Stars 0
8. 1984 Smyth Division Semifinals, Game 3 Vancouver Canucks 7 Calgary Flames 0
8. 1990 Smythe Division Finals, Game 1 Edmonton Oilers 7 Los Angeles Kings 0
8. 1993 Patrick Division Semifinals, Game 2 Pittsburgh Penguins 7 New Jersey Devils 0
8. 1997 Western Quarter Finals, Game 5 Colorado Avalanche 7 Chicago Blackhawks 0
8. 2000 Eastern Quarter Finals, Game 1 Pittsburgh Penguins 7 WASHINGTON CAPITALS 0
8. 2002 Western Finals, Game 7 Detroit Red Wings 7 Colorado Avalanche 0
8. 2007 Eastern Quarter Finals, Game 3 New York Rangers 7 Atlanta Thrashers 0

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NBA: The 20 Biggest Blowouts in Postseason History

Blake Griffin And The Los Angeles Clippers Annihilated The Golden State Warriors In Game 2, One Of The Biggest Postseason Blowouts Ever

Blake Griffin And The Los Angeles Clippers Annihilated The Golden State Warriors In Game 2, One Of The Biggest Postseason Blowouts Ever

The Los Angeles Clippers whupped the Golden State Warriors Monday night by 40, tying up their First Round series 1-1 and hitting the record books.

That’s tied for the 15th biggest postseason beat down ever.

There’s another tie at the top of the all-time biggest playoff-game blowouts, today’s list.

In 1956, the Minneapolis (now-Los Angeles) Lakers crushed the St. Louis (now-Atlanta) Hawks by 58 points in the Western Semifinals. Over 50 years later, the Denver Nuggets did the same to the New Orleans Hornets (now-Pelicans).

The Lakers franchise has been on the good end of a playoff blowout more than anybody: seven of the 21 below.

What about the regular season? Have you seen the 20 biggest blowouts in NBA history?

Hope you’re enjoying the games.

Note: All losers were on the road, except for those noted in CAPS.

POINT DIFF. YEAR, ROUND, GAME WINNER LOSER
1. 58 1956 Western Semifinals, Game 2 Minneapolis Lakers 133 St. Louis Hawks 75
1. 58 2009 Western First Round, Game 4 Denver Nuggets 121 NEW ORLEANS HORNETS 63
3. 56 1973 Western Finals, Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 126 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 70
4. 50 1971 Western Semifinals, Game 5 Milwaukee Bucks 136 San Francisco Warriors 86
5. 47 1986 Western First Round, Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers 135 San Antonio Spurs 88
5. 47 1995 Eastern First Round, Game 1 Orlando Magic 124 Boston Celtics 77
7. 44 1958 Western Finals, Game 4 St. Louis Hawks 145 DETROIT PISTONS 101
7. 44 1985 Western Finals, Game 5 Los Angeles Lakers 153 Denver Nuggets 109
7. 44 1997 Western First Round, Game 2 Seattle SuperSonics 122 Phoenix Suns 78
10. 43 1984 Western Semifinals, Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers 134 Dallas Mavericks 91
10. 43 1987 Eastern First Round, Game 2 Detroit Pistons 128 Washington Bullets 85
10. 43 2010 Eastern Semifinals, Game 1 Orlando Magic 114 Atlanta Hawks 71
13. 42 1998 Finals, Game 3 Chicago Bulls 96 Utah Jazz 54
14. 41 1991 Eastern First Round, Game 1 Chicago Bulls 126 New York Knicks 85
15. 40 1969 Western Semifinals, Game 6 Los Angeles Lakers 118 SAN FRANCISCO WARRIORS 78
15. 40 1978 Eastern Semifinals, Game 1 Philadelphia 76ers 130 New York Knicks 90
15. 40 1982 Eastern Finals, Game 1 Boston Celtics 121 Philadelphia 76ers 81
15. 40 1983 Western Semifinals, Game 5 San Antonio Spurs 145 Denver Nuggets 105
15. 40 2005 Western First Round, Game 7 Dallas Mavericks 116 Houston Rockets 76
15. 40 2009 Western Semifinals, Game 5 Los Angeles Lakers 118 Houston Rockets 78
15. 40 2014 Western First Round, Game 2 Los Angeles Clippers 138 Golden State Warriors 98

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The 10 Fastest Winning Times in Boston Marathon History (Men and Women)

American Meb Keflezighi Has Won The 2014 Boston Marathon With The 10th Fastest Men's Winning Time In History. Keny'a Rita Jeptoo Won It With The Fastest Women's Winning Time Ever.

American Meb Keflezighi Has Won The 2014 Boston Marathon With The 10th Fastest Men’s Winning Time In History. Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo Won It With The Fastest Women’s Winning Time Ever.

On the heels of last year’s bombing tragedy, a true American has won the Boston Marathon – the first in over 30 years. Meb Keflezighi (38 years old), who also won the New York City Marathon in 2009, came in early this afternoon at 2:08:37. That’s the 10th fastest winning time ever.

Keflezighi emigrated to the United States with his family at the age of 12 from Eritrea, Africa. He attended middle school and high school in San Diego, before finishing up his education as a graduate of UCLA.

On the women’s side, Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo won her third Boston Marathon and second of back-to-back – with the fastest women’s winning time in history. Now how about that? She’s just 10 minutes off of cracking the men’s top 10. And how about that!

Please take a look at yesterday’s post, Sports List of the Day‘s tribute to victims of the bombing and multiple winners of the Boston Marathon.

Take time to remember those who lost their lives and their families, and those who were injured, however you feel appropriate.

MEN

MARATHONER TIME YEAR COUNTRY
1. Geoffrey Mutai 2:03:02 2011 Kenya
2. Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot 2:05:52 2010 Kenya
3. Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot 2:07:14 2006 Kenya
4. Cosmas Ndeti 2:07:15 1994 Kenya
5. Moses Tanui 2:07:34 1998 Kenya
6. Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot 2:07:45 2008 Kenya
7. Robert de Castella 2:07:51 1986 Australia
8. Ibrahim Hussein 2:08:14 1992 Kenya
9. Gelindo Bordin 2:08:19 1990 Italy
10. Meb Keflezighi 2:08:37 2014 USA

WOMEN

MARATHONER TIME YEAR COUNTRY
1. Rita Jeptoo 2:18:57 2014 Kenya
2. Margaret Okayo 2:20:43 2002 Kenya
3. Uta Pippig 2:21:45 1994 Germany
4. Caroline Kilel 2:22:36 2011 Kenya
5. Joan Benoit 2:22:43 1983 USA
6. Fatuma Roba 2:23:21 1998 Ethiopia
7. Fatuma Roba 2:23:25 1999 Ethiopia
8. Rita Jeptoo 2:23:38 2006 Kenya
9. Olga Markova 2:23:43 1992 Russia
10. Catherine Ndereba 2:23:53 2001 Kenya

Photos: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images via boston.cbslocal.com / Jim Rogash/Getty Images via boston.cbslocal.com

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