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.
- Gomez goes full circle by rejoining Devils on tryout basis 7
- Under Pressure: Jimmy Howard 6
- Looking to make the leap: Anthony Mantha 17
- It’s Detroit Red Wings day on PHT 24
- Under Pressure: Nathan Horton 8
- Will Johansen be the latest Overhardt holdout? 25
- It’s Columbus Blue Jackets day on PHT 16
- Shanahan tasked with ending years of collapses 9
- Looking to make the leap: Peter Holland 1
- Under Pressure: Randy Carlyle 5
- NHL-to-Vegas talks gaining steam (68)
- Report: Bruins need to make a trade (61)
- Sounds like San Jose handled stripping Thornton’s captaincy really well (43)
- Fanspeak: Mats Sundin voted greatest Maple Leaf in franchise history (43)
- Fanspeak: Lemieux (stunner!) voted greatest Penguin in franchise history (41)