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.
- Kane’s OT goal ties Blackhawks – Blues series at 2-2 11
- Stars chase Andersen, tie series with Ducks 2-2 12
- Penguins blow three-goal lead, Columbus evens series 66
- NHL suspends Matt Cooke for seven games 89
- Ducks’ Getzlaf (upper body) isn’t available for Game 4 (Updated) 3
- Two years after winning the Cup, the Kings’ ‘mix’ comes into question 39
- Duck drama: Selanne to sit as healthy scratch in Game 4 15
- MacKinnon, Johnson and Palat named Calder Trophy finalists 12
- Sharks beat Kings in OT, take 3-0 stranglehold on series 43
- Rangers chase Emery, top Flyers for 2-1 series lead 56
- Video: Seabrook ejected for charging Backes; will face hearing (update) (153)
- Bad luck strikes twice: Lightning goal waved off, Stamkos takes knee to head (136)
- Keith doesn’t remember if he taunted Backes after Seabrook hit (125)
- Video: Lucic spears DeKeyser from behind (118)
- Flyers want to ‘punish’ McDonagh (113)