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Afternoon jam: Some crazy Game 7 facts

Rangers at Capitals, 8 p.m. 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