In the NBA, upsets tend to happen over the course of an 82 games season. When it comes to the postseason, however, the better team typically always wins in a predictable fashion. Just look at the Cavaliers and Warriors right now and it's clear to see that some talent is simply too much to overcome with the way basketball is played, and that can lead to "chalk" results.
The reason the NHL is different, and you see teams pull off crazy runs through the postseason, all comes down to the man between the pipes.
"A hot goalie is the greatest equalizer in sports."
Jason Smith explains in the audio below exactly why hockey is able to captivate every postseason, with teams like Nashville and Pittsburgh pulling off upsets due to their netminders. Listen right here.
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