What wins championships is defense. Here's the last few cup winners in shots against:
A few outliers there - Pittsburgh got significantly better after their coaching change - but in general you have to be a good defensive team to win it all.
Ahhh well sure, just like any stats you can find one stat who's gonna say exactly what you want them to say. Here's mine. In all those playoffs here's where all those teams ranked in goals per games average.
LAK: 1st in goals for per games in the playoffs
CHI: 6th in GF/G
LAK: 3rd (behind Pittsburgh and Flyers and we know why)
BOS: 5th n GF/G