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Monday, May 13, 2013
Afternoon jam: Some crazy Game 7 facts

By ESPN Stats & Information

Maple Leafs at Bruins, 7 ET (Series tied 3-3)
* 3rd meeting between these Original Six rivals in a Game 7 (1941-BOS won, 1959-TOR won)
* Bruins: 12-11 all-time in Game 7s (lost last to WSH in 2012 Eastern Conf. Quarterfinals) … won 3 Game 7s during 2011 Cup run
* Maple Leafs: 12-9 all-time in Game 7s (1st Game 7 since defeating OTT in 2004 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals)
* Maple Leafs: were down 3-1; have not come back to win such a series since 1942 vs Red Wings (1-13 all-time after down 3-1)
* James Reimer (TOR): .973 save pct (72-74) in last 2 games (both 2-1 wins)
* Bruins: 3-10 with chance to clinch series in Games 4 through 6 under Claude Julien
* David Krejci (BOS): held scoreless in Game 6 for 1st time in series (5G, 6A in 1st 5 games)

Rangers at Capitals, 8 ET (Series tied 3-3)
* 3rd time teams have met in Game 7 in last 5 seasons (also 2009 and 2012—Capitals won in 2009, Rangers won in 2012 … in each case, the home team won)
* Rangers: 5-5 all-time in Game 7 (wins vs Devils in 1992 and 1994, Canucks in 1994, Capitals and Senators in 2012)
* Capitals: 3-8 all-time in Game 7s (wins vs Flyers in 1988, Rangers in 2009, Bruins in 2012)
* Home team has won every game in series
* Last 5 games in series decided by 1 goal (2 games went to OT, Capitals won both)
* Capitals: won 10 of last 11 home playoff games vs Rangers
* Rangers: 2-26 on power play in series (0-4 in Game 5, 0-5 in Game 6)
* Alex Ovechkin: no points in last 4 games, his longest postseason scoreless streak

The Rangers and Capitals will be playing a 7-game series for the second consecutive year.

SAME TWO PLAYOFF OPPONENTS
7-GAME SERIES IN CONSECUTIVE YEARS - NHL HISTORY
Result
2012-13 Rangers-Capitals (Rangers won last season)
2001-02 Avalanche-Kings Avalanche won both
1999-00 Avalanche-Stars Stars won both
1964-65 Blackhawks-Red Wings Split
1954-55 Red Wings-Canadiens Red Wings won both
>>Source: Elias Sports Bureau

This will be the 10th and 11th times in NHL history that playoff opponents will play Game 6 and 7 on consecutive days. The Game 6 winner is 4-5 in Game 7. This will be the 6th and 7th times it's happened in the Expansion Era with the Game 6 winner going 2-3 in Game 7.

GAMES 6-7 ON CONSECUTIVE DAYS
EXPANSION ERA (SINCE 1967-68 SEASON)
Series Winner
2013 Maple Leafs-Bruins Conf. QF ?
2013 Rangers-Capitals Conf. QF ?
2011 Canadiens-Bruins Conf. QF Bruins
2008 Capitals-Flyers Conf. QF Flyers
2003 Wild-Canucks Conf. SF Wild
2003 Wild-Avalanche Conf. QF Wild
2003 Maple Leafs-Flyers Conf. QF Flyers
>>Source: Elias Sports Bureau