One. It’s the only number that truly matters right now.
One game, between the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues Wednesday night at TD Garden, to determine the 2018-19 Stanley Cup champion. One last chance to lay everything on the line in hopes of raising the 37-pound silver chalice. One final opportunity to have your name forever etched in National Hockey League history.
But there are lots of numbers that have gotten us to this point. So as we await the 8:20 p.m. puck drop Wednesday, let’s delve into some of the numbers that have gotten us to this point.
0 — Minutes that backup goalie Jaroslav Halak has played since the regular season ended.
1 — Overtime goals by the Black-and-Gold in this postseason, scored by Charlie Coyle in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
1.93 — Tuukka Rask’s goals against average in the playoffs, where he’s played every minute of all 23 games for Boston.
2 — Even strength goals by Patrice Bergeron in the 2019 playoffs. That’s the same amount guys like Chris Wagner and Connor Clifton have tallied for Boston this spring.
3 — Wins this postseason by Tuukka Rask when the Bruins have been facing elimination.
6 — Teams, including the Bruins that have rallied from a 3-2 Stanley Cup Final deficit to win Game 6 on the road. Four of those first five squads went on to capture Game 7 as well.
7 — The number of goals that the Bruins have outscored St. Louis by in the six games played thus far. Boston has 21 tallies, the Blues 14.
9 — The highest number of goals scored by any member of the Bruins thus far in these playoffs. Four skaters head into Game 7 tied in that category: Charlie Coyle, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak.
10 — Days that half the Bruins spent in China back in September, which included a pair of exhibition games against the Calgary Flames.
12 — The NHL best plus-minus that captain Zdeno Chara has registered in the playoffs.
13 — Wins by the Bruins, in 16 total games, in which they’ve scored the first goal in a particular playoff contest.
16 — Assists by Torey Krug during the playoffs, the most of any player in the NHL. He also leads all defensemen in scoring with 18 total points.
21 — Different players who have scored a goal for the Bruins during the playoffs, tying the NHL record for one postseason set by the 1987 Philadelphia Flyers.
23 — Playoff points this spring by Brad Marchand, which leads the NHL.
24.3 — Shooting percentage of Charlie Coyle in the posetseason, having scored nine times on his 37 shots on goal.
32.9 — Power play success rate for the Bruins in the playoffs.
33 — Shifts by Brandon Carlo Sunday night in St. Louis during Game 6.
37 — Weight, in pounds, of the Stanley Cup.
43 — Shots blocked in the playoffs by Boston defensemen Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy, who are tied for the team lead. Alex Pietrangelo leads St. Louis with 44.
58 — Faceoffs won while Boston has been on the power play by Patrice Bergeron, tops in the circuit.
63 — Days ago that the playoffs began for the Bruins (April 11, a 4-1 home loss to Toronto).
76:36 — Shorthanded time skated by Brandon Carlo during the playoffs, better than any other NHLer. His teammate, Zdeno Chara, is next at 66 minutes and 2 seconds.
80 — Hits registered by the Blues’ Ivan Barbashev, one off the NHL playoff lead. Noel Acciari is Boston’s leader in the category with 71.
82:16 — Power play time for Brad Marchand during the playoffs, better than any other NHLer. That’s more than four full periods.
88.4 — Penalty killing success rate for the Bruins, third best in the NHL these playoffs and far superior to St. Louis (75 percent).
106 — Number of games the Bruins will have played in the 2018-19 season, regular season and playoffs combined, when Game 7 concludes.
284 — Faceoff wins for Patrice Bergeron, allowing him to have a 58.8 percent success rate in the Second Season. That’s the best mark of any player who has taken more than 75 draws.
439 — Consecutive sellouts for the Bruins, dating back to December 2009, once the TD Garden fills up for Game 7 Wednesday night.
677 — Playoff saves by Tuukka Rask, more than any other playoff netminder. He’s also faced the most shots (722).
685 — Shifts taken during the playoffs by Charlie McAvoy, the most of any Bruin. But it pales in comparison to a trio of Blues skaters; Colton Parayko has taken an amazing 861 shifts, with fellow defensemen Alex Pietrangelo (855) and Jay Bouwmeester (810) close behind. St. Louis forward Ryan O’Reilly (703) has also taken more than McAvoy.
.750 — Winning percentage of home teams in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, with 12 wins in 16 tries. One of the road teams to buck that trend was the Bruins, who beat the host Vancouver Canucks in 2011 — the last Cup Final to go seven games.
.938 — Save percentage for Tuukka Rask in the playoffs.
17,565 — Attendance at TD Garden, all of whom will be eager to see Lord Stanley’s mug lifted at approximately 11 p.m. Wednesday night.
Phil Stacey covers the Boston Bruins for CNHI Sports Boston. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @PhilStacey_SN.