Dueling Game 7's for Rangers-Devs

In a rare double-header, both the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils face Game 7's Thursday in the Eastern Conference quarter-finals.

The games will be staggered to accommodate the viewing audience, according to the start times released Wednesday.

The Rangers will face off against the Senators on NBC Sports Network at 7 p.m. with the Devils-Panthers finale slated for 8:30 p.m. on NHL Network. Coverage of the Devils-Panthers will switch to NBC Sports Network once the Rangers-Senators game ends.

When is the last time both New York and New Jersey played separate Game 7's in the same night?

April 28, 2009.

Neither local team advanced; The Rangers fell 2-1 to the Capitals in Washington while the Devils lost at home to Carolina 4-2.