Statistics

Below are the aggregate total sweeps recorded in our database. The data includes only NHL data for 7-game series. Since 1986-87, every playoff series is a 7-game series.

*Note: The 2005 season was not played due to a lockout.

*Note: The High Seed is the team with Home Ice advantage.

For Seasons since 1939

NHL Playoff Series Sweep Data
RoundFirst RoundSecond RoundConference FinalsStanley Cup Final
Total Series24019615278
High Seed Sweeps21331816
Low Seed Sweeps9774
Sweep Percentage12.5%20.41%16.45%25.64%

Sweeps By NHL Team
TeamTotal
Sweeps
Total
Times Swept
Anaheim Ducks52
Arizona Coyotes03
Boston Bruins148
Buffalo Sabres42
Calgary Flames14
California Golden Seals01
Carolina Hurricanes02
Chicago Blackhawks914
Colorado Avalanche23
Columbus Blue Jackets01
Dallas Stars22
Detroit Red Wings148
Edmonton Oilers73
Florida Panthers02
Los Angeles Kings15
Minnesota Wild02
Montreal Canadiens225
Nashville Predators10
New Jersey Devils30
New York Islanders61
New York Rangers36
Ottawa Senators03
Philadelphia Flyers36
Pittsburgh Penguins63
San Jose Sharks12
St. Louis Blues58
Tampa Bay Lightning21
Toronto Maple Leafs39
Vancouver Canucks14
Washington Capitals03
Winnipeg Jets02
Each team includes the full history of the team including prior names. For example, Calgary Flames includes all sweeps as the Atlanta Flames.
Sweeps By Season
SeasonFirst RoundSecond RoundConference FinalsStanley Cup FinalTotal
Sweeps
193900000
194000000
194100011
194200000
194300011
194400011
194500000
194600101
194700000
194800011
194900011
195000000
195100000
195200112
195300000
195400101
195500101
195600000
195700000
195800101
195900000
196000112
196100000
196200000
196300000
196400000
196500000
196600101
196700101
196801012
196903115
197002114
197101001
197201203
197300000
197402002
197501001
197601012
197702114
197801102
197903003
198001001
198100101
198200112
198300112
198400101
198501001
198600000
198721003
198801012
198921003
199001102
199100000
199202215
199321003
199420002
199503014
199610012
199701012
199811013
199930003
200020002
200121003
200200000
200310102
200401001
200611002
200710001
200811002
200930104
201000101
201112003
201201001
201310102
201410001
201511002
201600000
201720002