May 16, 2014, 7:59 PM EDT
Recent history implies that the Los Angeles Kings might have the advantage in Game 7′s, yet the Anaheim Ducks are the higher seed and hold home-ice advantage in Friday’s decisive contest.
Simply enough, history doesn’t make this game any easier or tougher to win when the puck actually drops, though. One would assume that it will be a tight, tense affair, but we’ll find out soon enough. The game airs on NBCSN and streams via the link below.
There are plenty of captivating storylines beyond the obvious ones that come from Game 7. Will this be Teemu Selanne‘s last NHL contest? Can Justin Williams keep his impressive work in Game 7′s up for a sixth career postseason decisive game?
For more on tonight’s big game, check out these posts:
- Leafs re-sign Reimer — two years, $4.6 million 12
- Gorges still can’t explain falling out of favor in Montreal 9
- Eller, Habs agree to four-year, $14 million contract 10
- Cory Sarich hospitalized following cycling accident, expects ‘full recovery’ 6
- Stamkos shrugs off talk of LeBron-like homecoming to Toronto in 2016 28
- Avs and O’Reilly agree on two-year deal, but questions remain 45
- Rangers and Kreider avoid arbitration, agree on two-year deal 39
- Zuccarello takes Rangers’ one year, $3.5M deal 42
- Advancement? Leafs sign Booth for one year, $1.1M 25
- Leafs hire 28-year-old stats advocate as assistant GM 30
- NBC Sports to air over 100 NHL regular-season games in 2014-15 (69)
- Vanek connected to federal gambling investigation (61)
- Lucic regrets handshake-line actions, but isn’t apologizing (58)
- Report: O’Reilly wants $6.7M deal, Avs counter at $5.5M (58)
- Red Wings unveil plans for new arena, look to open in 2017 (57)