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Most Points Scored by a Team in an NBA Finals Game

YEAR GAME MOST POINTS OPPONENT
1. 1985 Game 1 Boston Celtics 148 Los Angeles Lakers* 114
2. 1965 Game 1 Boston Celtics* 142 Los Angeles Lakers 110
3. 1967 Game 1 Philadelphia 76ers* 141 San Francisco Warriors 135
3. 1987 Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers* 141 Boston Celtics 122
5. 1960 Game 1 Boston Celtics* 140 St. Louis Hawks 122
6. 1984 Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers 137 Boston Celtics* 104
7. 1958 Game 2 Boston Celtics 136 St. Louis Hawks* 112
7. 1985 Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers* 136 Boston Celtics 111
9. 1967 Game 1 San Francisco Warriors 135 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS* 141
9. 1970 Game 6 Los Angeles Lakers 135 New York Knicks* 113
9. 1982 Game 5 Philadelphia 76ers 135 Los Angeles Lakers* 102
12. 1966 Game 1 Los Angeles Lakers 133 BOSTON CELTICS* 129
13. 2008 Game 6** Boston Celtics* 131 Los Angeles Lakers 92
14. 1967 Game 3 San Francisco Warriors 130 Philadelphia 76ers* 124
14. 1977 Game 4 Portland Trail Blazers* 130 Philadelphia 76ers 98
16. 1961 Game 1 Boston Celtics* 129 St. Louis Hawks 95
16. 1962 Game 2 Los Angeles Lakers 129 BOSTON CELTICS* 122
16. 1965 Game 2 Boston Celtics* 129 Los Angeles Lakers 123
16. 1965 Game 5** Boston Celtics* 129 Los Angeles Lakers 96
16. 1966 Game 1 Boston Celtics* 129 Los Angeles Lakers 133
16. 1966 Game 2 Boston Celtics* 129 Los Angeles Lakers 109
16. 1977 Game 3 Portland Trail Blazers* 129 Philadelphia 76ers 107
16. 1982 Game 3 Los Angeles Lakers* 129 Philadelphia 76ers 108
16. 1984 Game 4 Boston Celtics* 129 LOS ANGELES LAKERS 125
16. 1993 Game 3 Phoenix Suns 129 CHICAGO BULLS* 121

* Won NBA Finals

NHL: Montreal Canadiens and Most Times with the Most Points in the League

The Montreal Canadiens Last Led The NHL In Points In 1977-78

The Montreal Canadiens Last Led The NHL In Points In 1977-78

Yesterday, Sports List of the Day checked out NHL teams with the most Presidents’ Trophies – given to the team that finishes the season with the most points.

But that award has only been around since 1985-86. What about all those seasons from 1984-85 and before?

Today, we tally the comprehensive list of points-leaders from the very beginning (1917-18) through the Presidents’ Trophy era. In other words, here is every regular-season points champion, sorted by those teams with the most points titles.

And, yet again, as with so many other team records, the Montreal Canadiens are at the top. They have been the points champ 21 times (about 22 percent of the NHL’s 97 seasons). But get this – the last time they did it was nearly 40 years ago!

That’s not as bad as the Toronto Maple Leafs, though. They haven’t taken the points title since 1962-63.

Still – what’s really important, here? Having the most points at the end of the season or hoisting the Stanley Cup? The Leafs have won it all twice and the Canadiens thrice during those “droughts” above.

The Detroit Red Wings have 19 points crowns of their own. Together, the Red Wings and Canadiens have led the league in points 40 times (41 percent of all seasons).

Eleven teams have never won the points crown, including, surprisingly, the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings.

TEAM # SEASONS WITH MOST POINTS IN LEAGUE SEASONS
1. Montreal Canadiens 21 1927-28, 1928-29, 1931-33, 1943-44 thru 1946-47, 1955-56, 1957-58 thru 1961-62, 1963-64, 1965-66, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1972-73, 1975-76 thru 1977-78
2. Detroit Red Wings 19 1932-33, 1935-36, 1936-37, 1942-43, 1948-49 thru 1954-55, 1956-57, 1964-65, 1994-95, 1995-96, 2001-02, 2003-04, 2005-06, 2007-08
3. Boston Bruins 12 1929-30, 1930-31, 1937-38 thru 1940-41, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1973-74, 1982-83, 1989-90, 2013-14
4. Ottawa Senators (DEF) 7 1918-19, 1919-20, 1921-22 thru 1923-24, 1925-26, 1926-27
5. Toronto Maple Leafs 6 1917-18, 1920-21, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1947-48, 1962-63
6. Chicago Blackhawks 4 1966-67, 1969-70, 1990-91, 2012-13
6. New York Rangers 4 1941-42, 1991-92, 1993-94, 2014-15
8. Edmonton Oilers 3 1983-84, 1985-86, 1986-87
8. New York Islanders 3 1978-79, 1980-81, 1981-82
8. Philadelphia Flyers 3 1974-75, 1979-80, 1984-85
11. Calgary Flames 2 1987-88, 1988-89
11. Colorado Avalanche 2 1996-97, 2000-01
11. Dallas Stars 2 1997-98, 1998-99
11. Vancouver Canucks 2 2010-11, 2011-12
15. Buffalo Sabres 1 2006–07
15. Hamilton Tigers (DEF) 1 1924–25
15. Ottawa Senators 1 2002–03
15. Pittsburgh Penguins 1 1992–93
15. San Jose Sharks 1 2008–09
15. St. Louis Blues 1 1999–00
15. Washington Capitals 1 2009–10
22. Anaheim Ducks 0
22. Arizona Coyotes 0
22. Carolina Hurricanes 0
22. Columbus Blue Jackets 0
22. Florida Panthers 0
22. Los Angeles Kings 0
22. Minnesota Wild 0
22. Nashville Predators 0
22. New Jersey Devils 0
22. Tampa Bay Lightning 0
22. Winnipeg Jets 0

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The 10 Highest-Scoring and 10 Lowest-Scoring Super Bowls

Super Bowl XXIX, Featuring The San Francisco 49ers And San Diego Chargers, Was The Highest Scoring Of Them All

Super Bowl XXIX, Featuring The San Francisco 49ers And San Diego Chargers, Was The Highest Scoring Of Them All

So, what’s the over/under for Super Bowl XLIX? It’s 47.5 right now (and live, here). Twenty of the 48 Super Bowls played saw combined point totals of 48 or more, including the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013 seasons. Will the trend continue?

Not sure. But, as the recent signs point out, it’s more likely that Sunday’s game between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will tally a score closer to today’s first list – the highest scoring Super Bowls – than to our second list – the lowest scoring.

Forty-eight points is nice and all, but in Super Bowl XXIX, Steve Young‘s San Francisco 49ers and Stan Humphries‘ (what?) San Diego Chargers combined for a whopping 75 points, the most ever. It’s the only time the Big Game breached the 70-point barrier.

Another seven Super Bowls saw offensive explosions of 60 points or more.

What about the flip side? There’s never really been a very low scoring Super Bowl. No field goal-ruled scores like 9-6 or 12-3. In fact, every single Super Bowl has had at least two touchdowns (you can see all SB TD’s here (Part I) and here (Part II)).

The lowest scoring Super Bowl of them all was VII, when the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins combined for three touchdowns and 21 points.

10 HIGHEST SCORING SUPER BOWLS

COMBINED POINTS SUPER BOWL (SEASON) WINNER LOSER
1. 75 XXIX (1994) San Francisco 49ers 49 San Diego Chargers 26
2. 69 XXXVII (2002) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48 Oakland Raiders 21
2. 69 XXVII (1992) Dallas Cowboys 52 Buffalo Bills 17
4. 66 XIII (1978) Pittsburgh Steelers 35 Dallas Cowboys 31
5. 65 XLVII (2012) Baltimore Ravens 34 San Francisco 49ers 31
5. 65 XXIV (1989) San Francisco 49ers 55 Denver Broncos 10
7. 61 XXXVIII (2003) New England Patriots 32 Carolina Panthers 29
7. 61 XXVI (1991) Washington Redskins 37 Buffalo Bills 24
9. 59 XXI (1986) New York Giants 39 Denver Broncos 20
10. 56 XLV (2010) Green Bay Packers 31 Pittsburgh Steelers 25
10. 56 XXXI (1996) Green Bay Packers 35 New England Patriots 21
10. 56 XX (1985) Chicago Bears 46 New England Patriots 10

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10 LOWEST SCORING SUPER BOWLS

COMBINED POINTS SUPER BOWL (SEASON) WINNER LOSER
1. 21 VII (1972) Miami Dolphins 14 Washington Redskins 7
2. 22 IX (1974) Pittsburgh Steelers 16 Minnesota Vikings 6
3. 23 III (1968) New York Jets 16 Baltimore Colts 7
4. 27 VI (1971) Dallas Cowboys 24 Miami Dolphins 3
5. 29 V (1970) Baltimore Colts 16 Dallas Cowboys 13
6. 30 IV (1969) Kansas City Chiefs 23 Minnesota Vikings 7
7. 31 XLII (2007) New York Giants 17 New England Patriots 14
7. 31 XL (2006) Pittsburgh Steelers 21 Seattle Seahawks 10
7. 31 VIII (1973) Miami Dolphins 24 Minnesota Vikings 7
10. 36 XXIII (1988) San Francisco 49ers 20 Cincinnati Bengals 16

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