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Here are some of the records that were broken, will update the answer if I find out more: Most saves in a playoff game 1 : 85 by Joonas Korpisalo of CBJ (since shots started being tracked in 55-56 season) Note: Some resources award the most saves in a playoff game to Normie Smith, with 90 or 92 saves, who played in net for the Detroit Red Wings in the ...


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Sort of. No complete series in the modern game was played entirely at a neutral site, but some series had one or two games played at neutral sites. The 1925 Stanley Cup Finals, for example, was between the Victoria Cougars and the Montreal Canadiens. Back then, all of the games were held in one side of the country; alternating between West and East. That ...


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Whilst Gerardo Furtado's answer covers what may be the coldest race, it is not a World Championship race, which I feel may be an important distinction to some people. According to a list of race records on Wikipedia, the coldest World Championship race was the 1978 Canadian Grand Prix - which had a highest temperature of 5°C (41°F) during the race. ...


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First of all, it's important to define "coldest". I believe you're talking about air temperature, despite the fact that the real problem for a F1 car is the track temperature, which is different. Regarding tests, which are normally carried out during northern hemisphere winter, it's not uncommon having snow in the track. For instance, check this ...


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There are a number of examples of this, but mostly from the days when they didn't have nearly as many tiebreakers before the "coin toss". Some football examples: In Group F of the 1990 World Cup, a drawing of lots was used to decide the positions of the Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands in the group. The 1968 European Championship semi-final ...


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Nascar? (sitting down a lot) or The Paralympic Games. Not a disability, but sometimes shortness or small stature can be an advantage e.g. Horse Racing jockeys, gymnastics, etc. Going in the opposite direction, a few famous athletes had/have acromegaly (excess growth hormone) NBA player Pavel Podkolzin, wrestlers Andrew the Giant and the Big Show, etc.


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This general trend holds across most sports, but does not generally rely on the nature of the sport itself. The reasoning behind any particular organisation's award of either a trophy or medal (or other object) can vary, but is generally based on tradition - copied from similar events/sports/organisations or from the originators of the cup-shaped trophy most ...


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