Apr 25, 2012, 10:18 PM EST
Once the clock reached 0.0 in tonight’s Game 7 between the Boston Bruins-Washington Capitals series to send the deciding game to overtime, many hockey fans probably found it all quite fitting. It’s been a series with a tiny margin of error – in fact, the tiniest in NHL history.
According to various sources, the Capitals and Bruins became the first teams to decide all seven games of their series by a single goal.
That’s impressive stuff. NBC Sports Network flashed an infographic with some other interesting tidbits to chew on about OT in the 2012 playoffs:
- Fifteen out of 46 games have gone to overtime.
- Road teams are 10-4 so far.
- The average length: just 7:34, with the last six games ending within the first six minutes.
- Steve Shields is the last rookie to win a Game 7 in OT (for Buffalo in 1997).
- Tim Thomas is 7-5 in playoff overtime games.
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- Lightning ride Paquette’s first hat trick to Atlantic lead 8
- Price wins goalie duel vs. Lundqvist as Habs edge Rangers 4
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- AHL announces new Pacific Division — who could go west next? 36
- Babcock didn’t think Wings would be ‘near where we’re at’ 16
- Brodeur announces retirement, leaves ‘the game with a big smile on my face’ 16
- NHL on NBCSN: Sharks’ ‘dog fight’ continues vs. red hot Ducks 5