1950: Detroit Red Wings 4, New York Rangers 3 (2 OT). If St. Louis' sudden lead seemed improbable due to the Bruins' obvious energy advantage early in the game, Alex Pietrangelo ensured TD Garden would keep quiet for a while longer. The Zamboni word mark and configuration of the Zamboni ice resurfacing machine are registered trademarks of Frank J. Zamboni & Co., Inc.© Frank J. Zamboni & Co., Inc. 2019. The 1964 Cup Final was the first in nine years to go the distance and the Maple Leafs had to win Game 6 on the road to get there. #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue pic.twitter.com/U6rNorBs2n. Lightning captain Dave Andreychuk won the Cup for the first time after playing 1,597 regular-season games without a championship. Boston goalie Tim Thomas made 37 saves for his second shutout of the series. Ryan O'Reilly, meanwhile, rewarded Binnington's perseverance by putting the Blues on the board first with 3:13 left in the opening period, tipping a hard shot from Sammy Blais past Rask and setting a franchise record with 22 career postseason points in the process. Right out of the gate, they absolutely peppered Jordan Binnington with shots and had great movement in scoring range. Almost 50 years after they were swept by the Boston Bruins in their last Stanley Cup Final appearance, the St. Louis Blues have avenged their 1970 defeat in historic fashion, beating the Eastern Conference champions 4-1 at TD Garden on Thursday night to claim their first title. • Blues vs. Bruins: Three keys for Game 7 Starting in 1994, the division final and division semifinal rounds became the conference semifinal and conference quarterfinal rounds, respectively. Games that are tied at the end of regulation time go to overtime. BIGGER GOAL BY O'REILLY!!!! They enter Wednesday’s game with a 9-3 away record. The Stanley Cup Finals in ice hockey (also known as the Stanley Cup Final among various media, French: Finale de la Coupe Stanley) is the National Hockey League's (NHL) championship series to determine the winner of the Stanley Cup, North America's oldest professional sports trophy. New York led 2-0 and 3-2 before Jimmy McFadden tied the game 3-3 at 15:57 of the second period. All Rights Reserved. • Among goalies with at least 20 games played in a single postseason, Tuukka Rask‘s .938 save percentage is currently the sixth highest of all time. Beginning with 2014, these rounds were renamed to simply the "first" and "second" rounds. THE WAIT IS OVER!!!! 1942: Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Detroit Red Wings 1. Four years later Tony Leswick scored again for the Red Wings to beat the Montreal Canadiens. #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue pic.twitter.com/5E9mmD4xON. In the National Hockey League (NHL), a game seven is the final game in a best-of-seven series in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Game 7 Historical Numbers • This will be the first Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Final since the Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks during the 2010-11 postseason. Deaths 1954: Detroit Red Wings 2, Montreal Canadiens 1 (OT). The defending champion Red Wings completed the first Cup Final to see the home team win all seven games by defeating the Canadiens at Olympia Stadium. • This will be the 28th Game 7 in Bruins history (most all time) where they own a 15-12 record. The Avalanche also won Game 6 on the road to force a deciding game in their own building, then won the Cup behind the goaltending of Patrick Roy, who made 25 saves. Leswick's game-winner at 4:29 of overtime came when he picked up the puck at the right point and flipped it toward the net. • With one point in Game 7 Ryan O'Reilly will set a new franchise record for most points in a single postseason. 1964: Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 0. TV, NHL Premium, NHL After Dark, NHL GameCenter, NHL GameCenter LIVE, NHL Network name and logo, NHL Tonight name and logo, On The Fly, NHL Awards name and logo, NHL Draft name and logo, NHL Mascots, Hockey Fights Cancer, Because It's The Cup, NHL Green name and logo, NHL Vault, Hockey Is For Everyone, NHL Thanksgiving Showdown name and logo, NHL Centennial Classic name and logo, NHL Centennial Season logo, NHL100 Classic name and logo, NHL Global Series name and logo, NHL China Games name and logo, NHL Power Players name and logo, and Don't Miss A Moment are trademarks of the National Hockey League. This will be the 17th Game 7 in Stanley Cup Final history. Since Jan. 1 they were second and third in points percentage (both trailing only the Tampa Bay Lightning) and were both in the top-seven in shot attempt differential and scoring chance differential. • During 5-on-5 play the series has been mostly even, with the two teams separated by just a single goal. WHAT. Rookie goalie Ken Dryden did the rest, preserving the victory that sent future Hockey Hall of Famer Jean Beliveau into retirement with 10 Stanley Cup championships as a player. • Which Blues, Bruins player will get Stanley Cup handoff? • This is the sixth Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, making it the seventh time that the NHL has had that many Game 7s in a single year. It was the first of four championships in a span of five seasons for the Canadiens. The home team has a 12-4 record in the previous 16 games. No other team has won the Cup after losing the first three games in the Final.        Map The Stanley Cup became the NHL's de facto championship trophy in 1926, and the league instituted the best-of-seven series starting in the 1938–39 season. Forward Max Talbot and goalie Marc-Andre Fleury helped the Penguins spoil Detroit's bid for back-to-back Stanley Cup championships and become the third team to win Game 7 of the Cup Final on the road. All rights reserved. 1987: Edmonton Oilers 3, Philadelphia Flyers 1. Based on the playoffs format arrangement,[a] it is played in the venue of the team holding home-ice advantage for the series. The Bruins entered with the upper hand, touting home ice after dropping four goals on Blues rookie goalie Jordan Binnington in a 5-1 Game 6 rout, but he stifled an early onslaught of offense to start Thursday's showdown. The Stanley Cup Finals first employed the best-of-seven format in 1939. Watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs live on NBC Sports and the NBC Sports App.        Boston Helps, June 16, 2011 — Boston Bruins 4, Vancouver Canucks 0, June 12, 2009 — Pittsburgh Penguins 2, Detroit Red Wings 1, June 19, 2006 — Carolina Hurricanes 3, Edmonton Oilers 1, June 7, 2004 — Tampa Bay Lightning 2, Calgary Flames 1, June 9, 2003 — New Jersey Devils 3, Anaheim Mighty Ducks 0, June 9, 2001 — Colorado Avalanche 3, New Jersey Devils 1, June 14, 1994 — New York Rangers 3, Vancouver Canucks 2, May 31, 1987 — Edmonton Oilers 3, Philadelphia Flyers 1, May 18, 1971 — Montreal Canadiens 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2, May 1, 1965 — Montreal Canadiens 4, Chicago Blackhawks 0, April 25, 1964 — Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 0, April 14, 1955 — Detroit Red Wings 3, Montreal Canadiens 1, April 16, 1954 — Detroit Red Wings 2, Montreal Canadiens 1, OT, April 21, 1950 — Detroit Red Wings 4, New York Rangers 3, 2OT, April 22, 1945 — Toronto Maple Leafs 2, Detroit Red Wings 1, April 18, 1942 — Toronto Maple Leafs 3, Detroit Red Wings 1. The Bruins won the Stanley Cup for the first time in 39 years by becoming the first visiting team to have a shutout in Game 7 of the Final. The necessity of a game seven cannot be known until the outcome of game six is determined, assuming that a series reaches the sixth game. Here are some numbers and facts to help get you ready for the big night. They led 2-0 in the second period on goals by Dennis Hull and Kevin O'Shea before an 80-foot slap shot by Montreal's Jacques Lemaire eluded Chicago goalie Tony Esposito, giving the Canadiens life. For a team that sat in last place on the first day of 2019, the Blues looked a whole lot more like a veteran playoff team than the Bruins, who were essentially sapped of all energy and rhythm as early as the end of the first period. So great, in fact, that they have been better on the road than they have at home. Bob Baun's overtime goal sent the series back to Maple Leaf Gardens for the deciding game. Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron each scored twice for Boston, which had lost Games 1, 2 and 5 in Vancouver and was playing in Game 7 of the Cup Final for the first time since entering the NHL in 1924. The next best team was the 2017-18 Washington Capitals who finished at 29.3 percent. 2006: Carolina Hurricanes 3, Edmonton Oilers 1. The road team has won two of the previous three games. • One of the biggest factors in that power play success: Patrice Bergeron and his seven power play goals. That allowed St. Louis to hold a 2-0 lead after two periods despite taking only six of their own shots at the halfway point of the action. Detroit didn't win the Cup again until 1997. 1945: Toronto Maple Leafs 2, Detroit Red Wings 1. #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue pic.twitter.com/G6DqltYLaJ. Listen: Game 7 preview from NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.        Charts Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @AGretz. The Stanley Cup Final has been decided in a Game 7 on 17 occasions since the NHL went to a best-of-7 format in 1939. In the end, it was the Tampa Bay Lightning that came out on top. NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Comebacks. Covering the impact of coronavirus on the sports world. ET, NBC; Live Stream) that will either produce a historic night for St. Louis (first Stanley Cup) or be a continuation of Boston’s recent professional sports dominance. Scoring strikes from Zach Sanford and Brayden Schenn in the final eight and a half minutes sealed the deal, with only a late tally from Matt Grzelcyk putting Boston on the board. Montreal defenseman Doug Harvey tried to knock the puck out of the air with his glove; instead, he tipped it over goalie Gerry McNeil's shoulder. A. Binnington, whose arrival in early January keyed the Blues' climb, finished with 32 saves and became the first rookie in NHL history to win 16 games in one playoff year. In ice hockey, the Stanley Cup Finals (also known as the Stanley Cup Final among various media) is the championship series of the National Hockey League (NHL) to determine the winner of the Stanley Cup.The series is played in a best of seven format, meaning that a team must win four games in order to win the series and the Cup. Dave Keon, Red Kelly and George Armstrong broke the game open with third-period goals, and Johnny Bower made 33 saves to become the first goalie with a Game 7 shutout The Maple Leafs won their third consecutive championship.

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