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PHT Extra: Game 7 previews of Bruins-Caps, Sens-Rangers

Apr 24, 2012, 6:29 PM EDT

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Mike Halford and Jason Brough — or, as they’re known to friends, “those disagreeable old men from The Muppets balcony” — are back with the latest installment of PHT Extra, breaking down this week’s  do-or-die Game 7s for each of the Eastern Conference’s top two seeds:

On Wednesday, No. 2 Boston hosts No. 7 Washingon at TD Garden (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN).

On Thursday, No. 1 New York hosts No. 8 Ottawa at MSG (TBD, NBCSN).

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In case you’re curious of the other No. 8 seeds to beat a No. 1 prior to LA topping Vancouver…

2010: Montreal over Washington
2009: Anaheim over San Jose
2006: Edmonton over Detroit
2002: Montreal over Boston
2000: San Jose over St. Louis
1999: Pittsburgh over New Jersey
1998: Ottawa over New Jersey
1995: New York Rangers over Quebec
1994: San Jose over Detroit

Should be noted that only the 2010 Canadiens and 2006 Oilers went on to win another round.

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