Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Mystique of the Game 7

With the Canadians eliminating the Bruins last night in Game 7 and another two game 7's tonight, it seems like no better time than to talk about the mystique of a game 7. In any sport that has a series, Game 7 always is the best ticket in the series. It reeks of desperation and commitment. Some players have defined their careers on Game 7's alone. Last years playoffs saw only one game 7 and that was in the first round of the Vancouver/Dallas series while this year we are already seeing three. A few nuggets to warp your brain around until the first puck drops. The active leader in Game 7 appearances is Stephane Yelle with 11 appearances. His skipper Mike Keenan has coached a league record 10 Game 7's. There are 17 Calgary players who have played in a game 7 compared to 8 for San Jose. Washington is 1-4 in Game 7's, going 1-3 at home. Enjoy the games tonight. First puck drops at 7 in Washington on Versus.

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