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Yes, this Capitals-Bruins series has been historically close

Apr 25, 2012, 10:18 PM EDT

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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.
  1. nflanalyst - Apr 25, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Has been a great series and a nail biter as a caps fan. Just wish game 7 was called evenly, late hits are a penalty if they call a holding penalty 1 on 1.

    • bozosforall - Apr 25, 2012 at 10:32 PM

      Quit whining, loser.

  2. arbruins - Apr 25, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Good series…congrats caps!

  3. kingjoe1 - Apr 25, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Oh yea f the bruins

  4. bradyisbetterthanrodgers - Apr 25, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    great game caps well deserved. as a bruins fan this stings but hats off to u guys.

  5. bmmayhew - Apr 25, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    I guess the Caps were tough enough, eh Bruins fans! you and your vagina team have a sweet summah vacation at the Cape.

    • alexr5111 - Apr 26, 2012 at 6:42 AM

      tough enough to beat THIS bruins team, yes. they were soft these playoffs. the losses of horton and mcquaid and the thornton scratch just made them like any other playoff team but without the overall talent. just not nearly as exciting of a team to watch. if you’re going to lose a series, go down fighting (literally)

  6. bozosforall - Apr 25, 2012 at 10:31 PM

    Boston CHOKES yet again! First the Red Sox last fall, then the Pats this winter, now the Bruins this spring…next the Celtics this summer…or sooner.

    City of CHOKERS


    • demons87 - Apr 26, 2012 at 10:57 AM

      So which city are you from?

      In each of the leagues, there is a total of 10 cities that have won since the Boston teams last titles, Pats ’04 (Pitt, Indy, NY, NO & GB). Sox ’07 (Philly, NY, SF, & STL), Celts ’08 (LA & Dallas) and B’s ’11 (none).

      Of those cities, Pitt, Indy, New Orleans, Green Bay, Los Angeles and St. Louis can’t field teams in all 4 sports, so they all suck.

      That leaves NY, Dallas, Philly and San Fran (giving them credit for San Jose) with 4 sports teams like Boston, however the Rangers (last two WS chokes) and San Jose (Perrenial top sead bowing out early) have never won, leaving just NY and Philly have 4 teams that have won in all 4 sports.

      Philly, the great sports city they are has won 5 championships amongst iot’s 4 teams in the last 50 years. Let that sink in for a second.

      So that leaves NY, the city that even their football teams don’t want to be in and the home of the Knicks and Rangers who have 3 championships between them in the last 70 years.

      So random commenter, which crappy city are you from? I’m originally from Boston and not afraid to admit it.

      • bozosforall - Apr 26, 2012 at 2:05 PM

        Originally born in New York state but have lived in several cities as well as abroad. And New York City will ALWAYS be better than Boston.

  7. habsman - Apr 25, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    It’s all over. Very disappointing night for Colin Campbell.

  8. brianwestcoast - Apr 25, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    Last year the city of Vancouver was in flames, tonight, the city is in stitches…..its hilarious….rotfl ….bruins suck…..what happened to all the bravado Bruins comments making it all the way….proves last year was a fluke….see you next year

    • habsman - Apr 25, 2012 at 10:37 PM

      It wasn’t a fluke, it was pre-ordained.

    • caputop - Apr 25, 2012 at 11:07 PM

      maybe leave the trash talk to fans of teams that won more than 1 game in the playoffs.

    • demons87 - Apr 26, 2012 at 11:02 AM

      Didn’t your team already get eliminated? in 5 games I believe, scoring 8 goals, which is only slightly better than the 8 goals they scored in the Finals last year.

  9. bradyisbetterthanrodgers - Apr 25, 2012 at 10:41 PM


    who is whining. all i see is bruins fans giving credit to the caps. good luck to the caps the rest of the way!!

  10. bradyisbetterthanrodgers - Apr 25, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    good luck to the caps the rest of the way!!

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