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SportsA Stanley Cup Game 7 Looms. They Don’t Happen Often.

15:06  12 june  2019
15:06  12 june  2019 Source:   nytimes.com

Bruins force Stanley Cup Game 7 with 5-1 win over Blues

Bruins force Stanley Cup Game 7 with 5-1 win over Blues Bruins force Stanley Cup Game 7 with 5-1 win over Blues

The name alone is enough to make the ice sparkle a little brighter: Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. It’s what children conjure up on rinks and ponds as they imagine themselves to be Penguins or Oilers or Golden Knights.

The Stanley Cup (French: La Coupe Stanley ) is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner.

A Stanley Cup Game 7 Looms. They Don’t Happen Often.© Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press, via Associated Press The Bruins enjoyed Game 7 in Vancouver in 2011. Things went less well outside the arena.

The name alone is enough to make the ice sparkle a little brighter: Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. It’s what children conjure on rinks and ponds as they imagine themselves to be Penguins or Oilers or Golden Knights.

The Stanley Cup finals went to a seven-game format in 1939, and Wednesday night’s contest between the Bruins and the St. Louis Blues in Boston will be the 17th Game 7 since then.

It hasn’t happened in eight years.

In 2011, the Bruins and the Canucks faced off in Vancouver in one game for the Cup. On the ice, it was less than exciting: Boston won, 4-0. Off the ice, things got stickier, as angry Canucks fans rampaged through the city, looting and setting cars on fire.

Robert Kraft shown on jumbotron during Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

Robert Kraft shown on jumbotron during Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final There are some videos Robert Kraft doesn’t mind going public. The New England Patriots owner attended Monday’s Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final in Boston between the Bruins and St. Louis Blues. He was even shown on the big screen at TD Garden waving a towel in support of the B’s. Robert Kraft going hambone at the Garden #BecauseItsTheCup pic.twitter.com/qUp6N87aG1 — Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 28, 2019 The Bruins won the game 4-2 to take 1-0 series lead. They’re looking to complete the championship trifecta for the city.

The Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and Blues has been pretty wacky and unpredictable through six games , so it's tough to get a read on how this The game -winner gave the Blues their first Stanley Cup Final victory in franchise history and, more importantly, prevented the team from falling into a 2-0

There’s a clear worst-case scenario for the Stanley Cup Final. It’s Game 7 in Pittsburgh, and both teams The intensity gets ratcheted up, and big names are often nursing injuries. And while nobody wants a Stanley Cup Final decided by a 5-on-3 power play because it’s not “real hockey,” it’s also not

“It’s absolutely disgraceful and shameful and by no means represents the city of Vancouver,” Mayor Gregor Robertson said then. In the aftermath, the thrill of Game 7 was almost forgotten.

Despite the Bruins’ long, successful history, that win was the team’s first appearance in Game 7 of the finals. Wednesday night will be No. 2. As for the Blues, they were swept in their previous three finals appearances, so Game 7 for them is uncharted territory.

Don’t expect scoring.

Game 7s have been taut affairs; no team has ever scored more than four goals. Instead, scores like 3-1, 2-1 and 3-2 dot the record books.

The average number of goals scored in a Game 7 by both teams is only four. N.H.L. games had an average of six goals this season; that total has been reached only once in the 16 Game 7s.

Blues' Barbashev suspended for Game 6

Blues' Barbashev suspended for Game 6 Blues' Barbashev suspended for Game 6

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And right before Ovechkin hoisted the Stanley Cup , the Washington captain put both hands on his head again in a gesture of disbelieving ecstasy. The Caps couldn' t win a Cup without a little late weirdness, however: The game clock stopped working on the T -Mobile "Doesn' t happen too often .

Home teams have the clear edge; they are 12-4 in Game 7s. Edge to Boston.

Detroit was once Game 7 central.

Four Game 7s over an 11-year span in the ’40s and ’50s were played in the Detroit Olympia. The only other arena to host multiple Game 7s was Maple Leaf Gardens, with two.

Detroit has played in by far the most Game 7s, eight, with a record of 3-5. All three wins came in the Olympia.

Overtimes are rare.

What’s more electrifying than a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup finals? How about a Game 7 that goes into overtime? That quintessential pressure situation has occurred only twice, both times involving the Red Wings in the Olympia.

The 1954 game was exciting enough: Tony Leswick scored the Cup-winner for the Wings from 40 feet, beating Canadiens goalie Gerry McNeil after four and a half minutes.

But the 1950 game probably goes down as the ultimate nail-biter. The Red Wings overcame a two-goal deficit to force overtime, and one overtime wasn’t enough. It took eight and a half minutes of a second overtime before Pete Babando lifted the Red Wings past the Rangers.

The loss was especially heartbreaking for Rangers fans. The team could not play in Madison Square Garden in the series because the circus had moved in. That meant they played five games in Detroit and two at a special “home” venue: Toronto. The Rangers didn’t make it back to the Stanley Cup finals for 22 years and didn’t win one for 44.

Hat tricks are rarer.

Although quite a few players have scored two goals in a Game 7, no player has ever had a hat trick.

Maybe Wednesday night.

Stanley Cup Final 2019: Three takeaways from Blues' Game 7 win.
The Blues have their first Stanley Cup title in franchise history. And, while this was a dominating score well out of reach of the Bruins, this game was all about Jordan Binnington. The rookie goalie saw 32 shots and stopped 33 of them. A late shot from Matt Grzelcyk snuck in the corner to ruin the shutout but at that point it was too late. The Blues were the champs. Here are three takeaways from Game 7 The easiest takeaway ever written If there is no Binnington, the Blues trade Ryan O'Reilly. If there's no Binnington, St. Louis has a top-10 pick in the NHL Draft.

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