Montreal has a losing record against two franchises

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  1. beauchamp

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    During tonight's game, someone on the Panthers Board thought they were the only franchise against whom the Habs had a losing record.

    That led me to do a quick search.

    He was wrong.

    Mind you, in today NHL's new maths, he was almost right, both teams apparently having a winning record. :laugh:

    Before tonight's game, Florida was 30-23-6-7 (wins-losses-ties-OT/SO losses), while Montreal was 30-28-6-2.

    Assuming OT/SO losses to be losses, both teams were at .500, 30-30-6.

    Minnesota and Montreal also have a .500 record against each other, at 4-3-1-1.

    It was not surprising to see that Montreal actually had a losing record against only 2 franchises in the history of the NHL.

    They were 48-55-10 against the 1917-1934 incarnation of the Ottawa Senators.

    The second franchise was more of a "What?"

    Colombus, whose record against the Habs is 5-4-1-0.

    Who would have thought?
     
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  2. If the Jackets switch the the Eastern Conference next season (in lieu of Altanta possibly moving to Winnipeg), that record will change pretty quick.
     
  3. Fire Sweeney

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    Montreal hasn't been good ever since these two team joined the NHL, not that surprising.
     
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    According to shrpsports.com, Buffalo also has a winning record against Montreal (110-100-31-5).
     
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    Yeah, that is another of the quirky “New NHL Math†situations where both teams have an over .500 record against each other.

    A couple of other interesting head to head records:

    The Habs have a ridiculous .724 record against the Kings in 134 GP (87-27-20)

    Philly has an under .500 record against only 2 teams in their history, though the GP are significant:

    Montreal (.468 in 171 GP)
    Boston (.439 in 172 GP)

    As well, Philly also has another even more ridiculous .780 record against Atlanta in 41 GP (30-7-3-1)
     
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    Devils are 60-36-8-1 against the Canadiens.

    I know we are counting franchises, so when you count the years as the KC Scouts and Colorado Rockies, the record falls to 62-63-10-1. I can see by next season the Devils franchise having a winning record versus Montreal!
     
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    That'll last only as long as brods stays in net for the devs :sarcasm:
     
  8. beauchamp

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    You're right. I scanned through it too quickly and forgot to add the OT/SO losses.

    Mea culpa...

    Errare humanum est, perseverare diabolicum...
     
  9. beauchamp

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    Isn't the Scouts/Rockies/Devils record 58-62-10-1? So I guess the Habs have at least one more season of breathing room...

    From a quick scan, I saw that the Scouts/Rockies record was (amazingly) 2-35-2 (a .077 average).

    Which would leave the Devils record as 56-27-8-1.
     

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