May 16, 2014, 7:59 PM EST
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:
- Burgled: Sens’ Hammond shuts out Kings 2
- Wild get important win vs. Preds (and some luck, too) 16
- Trading baggage: Blue Jackets grab Clarkson, send Horton’s contract to Leafs 58
- Panthers acquire Jagr from Devils 28
- Trotz doesn’t see a ‘big, sexy, difference-maker guy’ on the market 16
- What’s up with the reports of problems in the Blackhawks’ room? 40
- Petrovic: Chicago will ‘probably seek revenge’ for Kane injury tonight 81
- Lombardi happy to get ‘one of the better defenseman on the market’ in Sekera 3
- NHL on NBCSN: Wild need two points from NHL-leading Preds 21
- Video: Potential No. 1 overall pick Connor McDavid goes end-to-end, top shelf 9
- Leafs’ Rielly apologizes for insensitive remarks (86)
- Petrovic: Chicago will ‘probably seek revenge’ for Kane injury tonight (81)
- Chiarelli understands scrutiny on GM and coach, but says, ‘It’s unfortunate that we’re under review for one year’ (69)
- ‘I don’t know why we’re so comfortable,’ says Toews after loss to Avalanche (69)
- Report: Alex Petrovic avoids discipline after injuring Patrick Kane (65)