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NHL: Boston Bruins and Teams with the Most 100-Point Seasons

The Boston Bruins Have The  Most 100-Point Seasons; The Philadelphia Flyers, The Highest Percentage of 100-Point Seasons

The Boston Bruins Have The Most 100-Point Seasons; The Philadelphia Flyers, The Highest Percentage of 100-Point Seasons

The Boston Bruins have breached the 100-point barrier 21 times, most of any NHL team and the only to do it over 20 times.

The Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers have collected 100 points or more in a season 19 times.

But the Flyers have only been around 47 years (compared to the Bruins and Red Wings at 90 and 88 seasons, respectively) – giving them the highest percentage of 100-point seasons: 40.43 percent. Very impressive.

Overall, six teams have had double-digit 100-point seasons. Four have tallied 100 points for at least 30 percent of their franchise’s history. The Flyers and New Jersey Devils are in both clubs.

MOST 100-POINT SEASONS

TEAM 100-POINT SEASONS TOTAL SEASONS PCT. 100-POINT SEASONS
1. Boston Bruins 21 90 23.33%
2. Detroit Red Wings 19 88 21.59%
2. Philadelphia Flyers 19 47 40.43%
4. Montreal Canadiens 18 97 18.56%
5. New Jersey Devils 13 40 32.50%
6. Chicago Blackhawks 11 88 12.50%
7. Buffalo Sabres 9 44 20.45%
7. Pittsburgh Penguins 9 47 19.15%
7. Vancouver Canucks 9 44 20.45%
10. Dallas Stars 8 47 17.02%
10. New York Islanders 8 42 19.05%
10. New York Rangers 8 88 9.09%
10. Washington Capitals 8 40 20.00%
14. Colorado Avalanche 7 35 20.00%
14. San Jose Sharks 7 23 30.43%
14. St. Louis Blues 7 47 14.89%
17. Edmonton Oilers 6 35 17.14%
17. Ottawa Senators 6 22 27.27%
19. Nashville Predators 5 16 31.25%
20. Anaheim Ducks 4 21 19.05%
20. Calgary Flames 4 42 9.52%
20. Los Angeles Kings 4 47 8.51%
20. Tampa Bay Lightning 4 22 18.18%
24. Toronto Maple Leafs 3 97 3.09%
25. Minnesota Wild 2 14 14.29%
26. Arizona Coyotes 1 35 2.86%
26. Carolina Hurricanes 1 35 2.86%
28. Columbus Blue Jackets 0 14 0.00%
28. Florida Panthers 0 21 0.00%
28. Winnipeg Jets 0 15 0.00%

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HIGHEST PERCENTAGE, 100-POINT SEASONS

TEAM PCT. 100-POINT SEASONS 100-POINT SEASONS TOTAL SEASONS
1. Philadelphia Flyers 40.43% 19 47
2. New Jersey Devils 32.50% 13 40
3. Nashville Predators 31.25% 5 16
4. San Jose Sharks 30.43% 7 23
5. Ottawa Senators 27.27% 6 22
6. Boston Bruins 23.33% 21 90
7. Detroit Red Wings 21.59% 19 88
8. Buffalo Sabres 20.45% 9 44
8. Vancouver Canucks 20.45% 9 44
10. Colorado Avalanche 20.00% 7 35
10. Washington Capitals 20.00% 8 40
12. Pittsburgh Penguins 19.15% 9 47
13. Anaheim Ducks 19.05% 4 21
13. New York Islanders 19.05% 8 42
15. Montreal Canadiens 18.56% 18 97
16. Tampa Bay Lightning 18.18% 4 22
17. Edmonton Oilers 17.14% 6 35
18. Dallas Stars 17.02% 8 47
19. St. Louis Blues 14.89% 7 47
20. Minnesota Wild 14.29% 2 14
21. Chicago Blackhawks 12.50% 11 88
22. Calgary Flames 9.52% 4 42
23. New York Rangers 9.09% 8 88
24. Los Angeles Kings 8.51% 4 47
25. Toronto Maple Leafs 3.09% 3 97
26. Arizona Coyotes 2.86% 1 35
26. Carolina Hurricanes 2.86% 1 35
28. Columbus Blue Jackets 0.00% 0 14
28. Florida Panthers 0.00% 0 21
28. Winnipeg Jets 0.00% 0 15

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NHL: New York Rangers and Teams with the Most Presidents’ Trophies

The (Ugly) NHL's Presidents' Trophy Looks A Bit Like A Lamp

The (Ugly) NHL’s Presidents’ Trophy Looks A Bit Like A Lamp

The 2014-15 New York Rangers just finished a five-game winning streak, upping their season point tally to an uncatchable 111 points and capturing the NHL‘s Presidents’ Trophy.

It’s the Rangers third Trophy, second only to the Detroit Red Wings, who have twice as many at the top.

The Presidents’ Trophy is given to the “best” team in the league, or the one that finished with the most points that season. It also gives that team home-ice advantage through the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Trophy has been awarded since 1985-86. The Edmonton Oilers won the first.

But, and here’s a good question, why is it called the Presidents’ Trophy? What about the Canadian contingent? Why isn’t it called the Prime Ministers’ Trophy?

Based on my Internet research (and help me out here, for the resources are scant on this one), it appears to be named for the NHL’s five Presidents* between 1917 and 1993 (before Gary Bettman came in as Commissioner).

TEAM PRESIDENTS’ TROPHIES SEASONS
1. Detroit Red Wings 6 1994–95, 1995-96, 2001-02, 2003-04, 2005-06, 2007-08
2. New York Rangers 3 1991–92, 1993-94, 2014-15
3. Boston Bruins 2 1989–90, 2013-14
3. Calgary Flames 2 1987–88, 1988-89
3. Chicago Blackhawks 2 1990–91, 2012-13
3. Colorado Avalanche 2 1996–97, 2000-01
3. Dallas Stars 2 1997–98, 1998-99
3. Edmonton Oilers 2 1985–86, 1986-87
3. Vancouver Canucks 2 2010–11, 2011-12
10. Buffalo Sabres 1 2006–07
10. Ottawa Senators 1 2002–03
10. Pittsburgh Penguins 1 1992–93
10. San Jose Sharks 1 2008–09
10. St. Louis Blues 1 1999–00
10. Washington Capitals 1 2009–10

* They were Frank Calder (1917-1943), Red Dutton (1943-1946), Clarence Campbell (1946-1977), John Ziegler (1977-1992) and Gil Stein (1992-1993). Thanks to sportsecyclopedia.com for those bios!

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Duke and Schools with the Most NCAA Tournament Championship Game Losses

Duke Lost Its Last (And Sixth) NCAA Championship Game In 1999 To The Connecticut Huskies

Duke Lost Its Last (And Sixth) NCAA Championship Game In 1999 To The Connecticut Huskies

Duke, of course, is one of the greatest schools in NCAA Tournament history, especially through the modern era. When you’re so good, you put yourself in position for big wins – but sometimes, also, for big losses.

The Blue Devils have lost the most NCAA Championship Games, for example. They and the Kansas Jayhawks have lost the final game six times.

Duke has lost to six different schools, and if Wisconsin does to it what it did to Kentucky a couple of days ago, the Badgers will become the seventh (and give Duke sole possession of the record).

Michigan rounds out the top three with five losses of its own.

At least Duke and Kansas have won four and three titles apiece. Michigan is 1-5 all time in the Finals. You can see every school’s NCAA Championship Game W-L record here, in a previous Sports List of the Day post.

RUNNER-UP L YEARS WINNER
1. Duke 6 1964 UCLA
1978 Kentucky
1986 Louisville
1990 UNLV
1994 Arkansas
1999 Connecticut
1. Kansas 6 1940 Indiana
1953 Indiana
1957 North Carolina
1991 Duke
2003 Syracuse
2012 Kentucky
3. Michigan 5 1965 UCLA
1976 Indiana
1992 Duke
1993 North Carolina
2013 Louisville
4. North Carolina 4 1946 Oklahoma State
1968 UCLA
1977 Marquette
1981 Indiana
4. Ohio State 4 1939 Oregon
1961 Cincinnati
1962 Cincinnati
2007 Florida
4. Kentucky 4 1966 UTEP
1975 UCLA
1997 Arizona
2014 Connecticut
7. Georgetown 3 1943 Wyoming
1982 North Carolina
1985 Villanova
8. UCLA 2 1980 Louisville
2006 Florida
8. Syracuse 2 1987 Indiana
1996 Kentucky
8. Bradley 2 1950 CCNY
1954 La Salle
8. Butler 2 2010 Duke
2011 Connecticut
8. Dartmouth 2 1942 Stanford
1944 Utah
8. Houston 2 1983 NC State
1984 Georgetown
8. Oklahoma 2 1947 Holy Cross
1988 Kansas
15. Indiana 1 2002 Maryland
15. Cincinnati 1 1963 Loyola (Ill.)
15. Florida 1 2000 Michigan State
15. Michigan State 1 2009 North Carolina
15. Oklahoma A&M 1 1949 Kentucky
15. Arizona 1 2001 Duke
15. Arkansas 1 1995 UCLA
15. California 1 1960 Ohio State
15. La Salle 1 1955 San Francisco
15. Marquette 1 1974 NC State
15. Utah 1 1998 Kentucky
15. Villanova 1 1971 UCLA
15. Dayton 1 1967 UCLA
15. Florida State 1 1972 UCLA
15. Georgia Tech 1 2004 Connecticut
15. Illinois 1 2005 North Carolina
15. Indiana State 1 1979 Michigan State
15. Iowa 1 1956 San Francisco
15. Jacksonville 1 1970 UCLA
15. Kansas State 1 1951 Kentucky
15. Memphis 1 2008 Kansas
15. Memphis State 1 1973 UCLA
15. NYU 1 1945 Oklahoma State
15. Purdue 1 1969 UCLA
15. Seattle 1 1958 Kentucky
15. Seton Hall 1 1989 Michigan
15. St. John’s 1 1952 Kansas
15. Washington State 1 1941 Wisconsin
15. West Virginia 1 1959 California

Photo: thesportsfanjournal.com

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