How road treats Ovechkin; Kings at home

April, 19, 2010

A look at the numbers heading into tonight's playoff games, courtesy of ESPN stats guru Vince Masi:

Game 3: Capitals at Canadiens, 7 p.m. ET (series tied at 1)

The series shifts to Montreal and the raucous Bell Centre crowd. So, how does Alex Ovechkin fare in the first road game of a playoff series?

2009 conference semifinals: At Pittsburgh, one goal and an assist
2009 conference quarterfinals: At New York Rangers, two assists
2008 conference quarterfinals: At Philadelphia, one assist

Game 3: Sabres at Bruins, 7 p.m. ET (series tied at 1)

The series shifts to Boston, where the Bruins were 18-17-6 during the regular season. Among the 16 playoff teams, Boston's 18 home wins are the fewest, just two more than the Florida Panthers. The Bruins had trouble finding some offense at home, as well.

Fewest goals at home in 2010 regular season:
Flames: 95
Bruins: 99
Predators: 102
Maple Leafs: 103

Game 3: Canucks at Kings, 10 p.m. ET (series tied at 1)

This will be the Kings' first home playoff game since April 27, 2002, Game 6 of the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Colorado Avalanche. Even Clippers fans have seen a playoff game in that span.

Home playoff games at Staples Center since April 27, 2002:
Lakers: 53
Clippers: 6
Kings: 0



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