Apr 25, 2012, 10:18 PM EDT
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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- Discuss: Sharks win in OT, draw series to 2-1 19
- NHL fines Sharks $100K for Torres suspension critique 44
- Toews has beef with officiating after Game 2 loss 56
- Discuss: Red Wings even up series, take down Chicago 4-1 27
- No surgery needed for Eric Staal following injury at Worlds 3
- Playoffs tonight: Detroit and San Jose look to change things up 3
- Bruins’ Hamilton: ‘I don’t feel like a rookie anymore’ 26
- Penguins’ Murray: ‘We need to be better’ 8
- Alex ‘they wanted Game 7′ Ovechkin to address media today before heading to Worlds (110)
- Question for commenters: What’s the hardest team to support? (93)
- Video: Crosby scores hat trick, hits playoff milestone against Senators (91)
- Capitals discuss ‘lopsided’ penalty calls (82)
- Bryzgalov thinks Stalin did a good job, wishes Philadelphia wasn’t so old, and believes poor people don’t want to work (79)