Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Blackhawk Drowsy

Tracking the overtimes.

Blackhawk Drowsy

Over their last three playoff games, the Chicago Blackhawks have played 180 minutes of regulation time and 97:32 of overtime. Even with that, they have still played less OT than the Boston Bruins this postseason.

By the way, the 26 overtime playoff games to date is tied second all-time for one playoff year (2001). There were 28 in the 1993 postseason.

Below are each of the 16 team's total playing time entering Monday's Finals Game 3 (thanks to Greg Frank for his idea, research and mathematical skills on this):

   REGULATION  OVERTIME
 Team  GP    Time  GP    Time
 Bruins  18  1080:00    7  143:09  
 Blackhawks  19  1140:00  6  120:01
 Penguins  15    900:00  4    79:31
 Kings  18  1080:00  4    54:35
 Rangers  12    720:00  4    40:07
 Senators  10    600:00  2    30:11
 Red Wings  14    840:00  5    23:04
 Blues    6    360:00  2    21:26
 Sharks  11    660:00  3    20:18
 Ducks    7    420:00  4    19:29
 Maple Leafs       7    420:00  2    19:11
 Wild    5    300:00  2    18:50
 Canucks    4    240:00  2    18:49
 Capitals    7    420:00  2    17:24
 Islanders    6    360:00  2    16:33
 Canadiens    5    300:00  1      2:32
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