New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) celebrate one of his five goals against the Capitals on March 5 (Kathy Willens)
New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) celebrate one of his five goals against the Capitals on March 5 (Kathy Willens)|Associated Press
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BoopStats Vintage -- Mika Zibanejad, Rickey Henderson, Adam Graves, Tom Thacker, Vic Hadfield, Jaromir Jagr

Vol. 1, No. 2

Bob Vetrone

Bob Vetrone

We have piles of paper, legal tablets of notes and highlighted newspaper and magazine clippings dating back decades with interesting and esoteric sports facts and stats . . . This seems like as good as time as any to start sharing them with the public. There will be no rhyme or reason and will come at you from all angles.

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>>> NHL

With 19 goals in his last 16 games before play was suspended, New York center Mika Zibanejad was up to 41 on the season and had a chance to become just the fourth Ranger to reach 50 in a season. Those were:

> Vic Hadfield, 50 (1971-72)

> Adam Graves, 52 (1993-94)

> Jaromir Jagr, 54 (2005-06)

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>>> PHILLIES

The Dodgers have lost their last seven playoff games in Philadelphia.

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>>> NCAA TOURNAMENT

First-round records by conference of the No. 15 seeds in all NCAA Tournaments from 1997 to 2012:

3-4 . . . Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

1-56. . . All Other Conferences

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>>> NFL

The Miami Dolphins beat the Buffalo Bills in every one of their 20 meetings held during 1970s.

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>>> MLB

Rickey Henderson in 1985 (146/143) is the only player since 1940 with more runs scored than games played (min.: 25 games).

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>>> BASKETBALL

Tom Thacker is the only man to have played for an NCAA Champion (Cincinnati, 1961 & 1962), an NBA Champion (1967-68 Celtics) and an ABA Champion (1969-70 Pacers).

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