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NHL Game Day Preview: Canadiens-Bruins, Lightning-Penguins gear up for Game 7

Montreal and Boston will faceoff in Massachusetts for Game 7 Wednesday night. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Montreal and Boston will faceoff in Massachusetts for Game 7 Wednesday night. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

MONTREAL CANADIENS AT BOSTON BRUINS

Game 1: 2-0 Canadiens

Game 2: 3-1 Canadiens

Game 3: 4-2 Bruins

Game 4:
5-4 Bruins (OT)

Game 5: 2-1 Bruins (OT)

Game 6: 2-1 Canadiens

Game 7: 7:00 Wednesday

Notes: The Bruins have had 19 power play opportunities in this series, but have yet to score with the man advantage… Both Montreal goals in Game 6 came on separate 5-on-3 advantages… Milan Lucic was given a five-minute boarding penalty and was tossed out of Game 6, but is not expected to be suspended… Jaroslav Spacek was injured on the play, but returned to the game… Mike Cammalleri is tied with Philadelphia’s Claude Giroux atop the NHL with nine playoff points… Lars Eller, Roman Hamrlik and Yannik Weber are Montreal’s only plus players.

Quote worthy:
"It's Game 7, everything's thrown out the window. It doesn't matter what has happened in the series so far. It's whoever prepares best. You've got to enjoy the win now, but also figure out why you got the win and channel that." - Montreal’s Brian Gionta.

THN’s THREE STARS OF THE SERIES (our total game night star points in parenthesis)
1. Carey Price (10)
2. Tim Thomas (6)
3. Brian Gionta (5)

What they’re saying in Montreal:
Red Fisher of the Montreal Gazette writes this series is an example of what makes hockey beautiful.

What they’re saying in Boston:
Tony Massarotti of the Boston Globe writes this Game 7 is a defining moment for the Bruins.

Poll:
Who will win Game 7?

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

Game 1: 3-0 Penguins

Game 2: 5-1 Lightning

Game 3: 3-2 Penguins

Game 4: 3-2 Penguins (2OT)

Game 5: 8-2 Lightning

Game 6: 4-2 Lightning

Game 7: 8:00 Wednesday

Notes: In the past two games the Lightning have scored 12 goals after posting just nine in the first four games… The Penguins are 2-5 all-time in Game 7s… Tampa Bay’s top two scorers are Martin St-Louis and Simon Gagne; Pittsburgh’s are Arron Asham and Maxime Talbot… This is the closest series in terms of faceoff winning percentage; the Penguins have won 50.1 percent, the Lightning 49.9 percent… Dwayne Roloson’s save percentage is 51 points higher than Marc-Andre Fleury’s…  Roloson has faced 220 shots, the most of any goalie still in the playoffs… Pittsburgh has had 30 power play opportunities, but have only scored on one of them; Tampa Bay is 8-for-25.

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Quote worthy: "We've been playing Game 7 hockey for the past two games and we're not about to change our attitude." - Tampa Bay coach Guy Boucher.

THN’s STARS OF THE SERIES
1. Marc-Andre Fleury (6)
2. Martin St-Louis (6)
3. Kris Letang (4)

What they’re saying in Tampa Bay: Damian Cristodero writes the Lightning are ready for Game 7, because it’s basically the third one they’ve been involved in this series.

What they’re saying in Pittsburgh: Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune writes the Penguins are erasing their memory of the past two games and looking forward to Game 7.

Poll: Who will win Game 7?

THN Puck Panel - Game Day Preview


PRODUCER: Ted Cooper

 

The NHL Game Day Preview will appear each day throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs to prepare you for the action ahead.

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