In the thermodynamics of nanoscopic systems the relation between classical and quantum mechanical description is of particular importance. To scrutinize this correspondence we have chosen two two-dimensional billiard systems. Both systems are studied in the classical and the quantum mechanical settings. The classical conditional probability density p (E ,L |E0,L0) as well as the quantum mechanical transition probability P (n ,l |n0,l0) are calculated, which build the basis for the statistical analysis. We calculate the work distribution for one particle. The results in the quantum case in particular are of special interest since a suitable definition of mechanical work in small quantum systems is already controversial. Furthermore, we analyze the probability of both zero work and zero angular momentum difference. Using connections to an exactly solvable system analytical formulas are given for both systems. In the quantum case we get numerical results with some interesting relations to the classical case.