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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

NHL Stanley Cup Finals Game 7 History

For the 16th time in NHL history the Stanley Cup Finals have reached an all-deciding Game 7. Tonight's contest has the Boston Bruins playing the Vancouver Canucks, promising the Cup's first hoist in Vancouver.

Year: Teams (Winners in Bold)
1942: DET at TOR
1945: TOR at DET
1950: NYR at DET
1954: MTL at DET
1955: MTL at DET
1964: DET at TOR
1965: CHI at MTL
1971: MTL at CHI
1987: PHI at EDM
1994: VAN at NYR
2001: NJD at COL
2003: ANA at NJD
2004: CGY at TBL
2006: EDM at CAR2009: PIT at DET
2011: BOS at VAN

Only 3 times in the past 15 tries (20%) have visiting teams stolen Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Finals. This series signifies the 6th time that teams have won all their home games in the Final leading up to Game 7. Of the prior 5, thrice the home team continued the trend (DET 1955, MTL 1965, NJD 2003) and twice they were toppled (MTL 1971, PIT 2009).

The match marks the 7th Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs, tying a 1994 record for the most Game 7s in a postseason.

Tonight's the night. Yes it is.