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Afternoon jam: Some crazy Game 7 facts

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