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No, these aren’t the tightest NHL playoffs of all time

In the modern NHL, a playoffs like this year thus far hasn’t happened. But there’s historical precedent, making those who hype up this season as remarkably different incorrect. The unpredictability of the postseason so far has made for some bad games. It’s also been balanced in the last few days with plenty of good ones too. Let’s just stop the facade of abnormality.

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How many series reached Game 6? And Game 7?

  • 2022: Seven to six, TBD to seven
  • 2021: Five made it to six, two to seven
  • 2020: Three to six, zero to seven
  • 2019: Five made it to six, three to seven
  • 2018: Four to six, one to seven
  • 2017: Four to six, zero to seven
  • 2016: Five to six, two to seven
  • 2015: Six to six, two to seven
  • 2014: Six to six, three to seven
  • 2013: Five to six, three to seven
  • 2012: Five to six, three to seven
  • 2011: Six to six, four to seven
  • 2010: Seven to six, two to seven
  • 2009: Five to six, two to seven
  • 2008: Six to six, three to seven
  • 2007: Three to six, one to seven
  • 2006: Four to six, one to seven
  • 2005: *** No playoffs, lockout ***
  • 2004: Four to six, three to seven
  • 2003: Five to six, three to seven
  • 2002: Five to six, two to seven
  • 2001: Six to six, zero to seven
  • 2000: Two to six, one to seven
  • 1999: Five to six, two to seven
  • 1998: Six to six, one to seven
  • 1997: Five to six, three to seven
  • 1996: Six to six, zero to seven
  • 1995: Five to six, four to seven
  • 1994: Six to six, four to seven
  • 1993: Five to six, one to seven
  • 1992: Eight to six, six to seven
  • 1991: Eight to six, three to seven
  • 1990: Six to six, three to seven
  • 1989: Four to six, two to seven
  • 1988: Five to six, one to seven
  • 1987: Five to six, one to seven
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