Three Game 7s, three unique battles

It hasn't happened in six years, but Tuesday's flurry of Game 7s yields some intriguing story lines.

Updated: May 19, 2003, 5:04 PM ET
By EJ Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

It hasn't happened in more than six years: a playoff jackpot for hockey fans that features three -- count 'em, three -- Game 7s on the same night.

The last time the stars aligned for such a night of playoff hockey -- April 29, 1997 -- two of the three games went into overtime. The Sabres edged the Senators, 3-2, on Derek Plante's OT series winner. The Oilers stunned the Stars, 4-3, at old Reunion Arena when Todd Marchant beat Andy Moog with an overtime breakaway. In the only game that ...

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