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Poll: Which Game 7 are you looking forward to the most?

Apr 24, 2012, 11:16 PM EDT

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 24: Scottie Upshall #19 of the Florida Panthers warms up against the New Jersey Devils in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Prudential Center on April 24, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Western Conference series were all pretty one-sided, but the east will provide us with three Game 7s over the next two days. Which begs the question: which one are you looking forward to the most? Here’s a quick preview of each game:

The New York Rangers vs the Ottawa Senators – This looked like the most lopsided series going into the playoffs. It was an accomplishment for the Senators to even make it to the first round and after Daniel Alfredsson suffered a concussion in Game 2, things looked even grimmer for Ottawa. Still, the Senators have matched the Rangers blow-for-blow in this series and it’s entirely possible that neither of the first seeds will survive the opening round.

The Boston Bruins vs the Washington Capitals – Goaltender Braden Holtby has really made himself the story of this series. He had almost no NHL experience going into the playoffs and was only starting because of injuries to Tomas Vokoun and Michal Neuvirth. However, Holtby has risen to the occasion and has looked just as good or better than Tim Thomas. The question now is if he can steal one more game for the Capitals or if the defending champion Bruins will extend their season.

The Florida Panthers vs the New Jersey Devils – No matter what happens in Game 7, we’re going to see a team advance to the second round for the first time in years. Of course, for Florida the wait has been much longer. Until this season, the Panthers hadn’t even made the playoffs since 2000. Depending on the outcome of this game, we might be getting out last glimpse of Zach Parise in a Devils’ uniform and Martin Brodeur.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 24, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Hard to pick one Game 7 over another. Rangers/Sens will be really intense, Caps/Bruins should have some awesome goaltending, not sure what to expect from the NJ/Panthers game.

  2. icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 24, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    For the these series to come to an end ha. Itching to see who the FlyBoys play…

  3. chill1184 - Apr 24, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    Brodeur said during the game that he will return next season. Just FYI

  4. bensawesomeness - Apr 25, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    I’m really excited for all three games, but the Rangers – Senators game, and the Boston- Washington series both have potential to knock out a Stanley Cup contender
    Personally i’ll have my eyes glued to the Bruins and Caps, that’s been a fantastic series and game 7 should be no different

  5. steelymcbeam6 - Apr 25, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    Go bruins!

  6. num1eaglesfanyo - Apr 25, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    steelymcbeam…go to sleep its over, maybe some pirates posts? If available

  7. num1eaglesfanyo - Apr 25, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    looking forward to all 3 itching to see who the flyguys will play. Go Flyers!

  8. islandersfan - Apr 25, 2012 at 12:27 AM

    Voted Sens/Rangers … as an Islanders fan I am obliged to cheer against the Rangers every chance I get .. living in Canada and liking the Sens on top of that? Oh yea this one has my attention.

    Devs/Panthers also should be good for the simple reason Brodeur doesn’t have too many more shots for another ring and if the Sens should falter I want him to go back to the finals.

    Caps/Bruins will be a good game as well, two very entertaining clubs battling it out!

  9. bergeronforselke - Apr 25, 2012 at 7:32 AM

    Looking forward to the one that’s on TV at the time I turn it on

  10. sjsharks66 - Apr 25, 2012 at 7:33 AM

    Bruins are the only team id like to see win it since the sharks are out. So bruins-caps game all the way.

  11. quonce - Apr 25, 2012 at 7:39 AM

    All 3!

    Nothing better in professional sports than Stanley Cup playoff games 7s. No matter the round.

    Devils Sens and Caps is what I’m rooting for so the East goes 5 6 7 8 seeds and the West goes St Louis Nashville Phoenix and LA .

    Gary would be put on suicide watch!

    Joe Yerdon submitted plans last night for a losers bracket which would totally save ratings this season!

    As I am rooting for that outcome of all the bottom seeds in the east, I think it will go Devils Bruins and Rangers in the game 7s.

    Let’s go Devils!

  12. caps247 - Apr 25, 2012 at 8:05 AM

    Being a Caps fan, I’d be naturally itching in my seat to watch the Caps v. Bruins game. It’s gonna be intense stuff. I hope the Caps and Senators win (going underdog this offseason), but I hope the Devils win, just because the the Panthers won the SE Title with 18 free OTL points.

  13. emoser - Apr 25, 2012 at 9:34 AM

    If the Sens can pull off the upset then I think that would make for the best game 7. Not knowing the results, though, I think Bruins-Caps has the most potential to be a close, hard-fought game. Panthers-Devils will probably be good, too, but I don’t have a rooting interest in it because there isn’t really any underdog in that series.

  14. supafinger - Apr 25, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    I am looking forward to yet another disappointing season for the Washington Capitals to be over. I can’t help but shake the feeling that this game 7 will be like the Pittsburgh game 7 a few years ago. Pittsburgh was ready to play and cared, the Caps got worked. I see tonights game being the same…. Boston will win 6-2.

  15. fubar77 - Apr 25, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    @supafinger…..hope you are right, I don’t think I can take another close game. I mean they are exciting, but stressful also. Either way I think the B’s vs Caps series has been one for the ages. Well played on both sides.

  16. supafinger - Apr 25, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    @Fubar – I hope I am wrong. However, being a long time Caps fan, I have been through this before. Not much hope in game 7’s based on the Caps terrible postseason history.

  17. epictron1 - Apr 25, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    As a Flyers fan, of course I have to vote for the Rangers/Senators. I’m still absolutely shocked it’s going to a game seven since I thought the Rangers would have wrapped this up in 5.

    Go Sens! Go Caps!

  18. 8man - Apr 25, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Here’s to three well officiated games devoid of injury.

  19. schlitzy - Apr 25, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    im gonna be all over the nyr/sens game…Go Rangers!!

  20. bigbadbruins1968 - Apr 25, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    It’s Elimination Wednesday! Nothing better than a Stanley Cup playoff game 7 – win or go home. Looking most forward to the Bruins/Crapitals game, but all three games are great matchups. Go Bruins!

  21. floggnaw86 - Apr 25, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    I definitely think that the caps will win tonight because although they suck at home, they were pretty good in Boston.

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