According to ESPN Stats & Information, Saturday will be the first time since Apr. On Saturday, April 30, 2014, there will be three Game 7s. It will also mark the first occasion in NHL history that two Game 7s have been hosted simultaneously by Canadian teams.
Are you looking to win? Boston Bruins–Carolina Hurricanes (4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN), Tampa Bay Lightning–Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m. ET, TNT Los Angeles Kings–Edmonton Oilers (10 p.m. ET, ESPN)?
What can we expect for grand finales? These are the plays that will be performed on the big day
Boston Bruins(+115) Carolina Hurricanes (-135), Total: 6
4:35 ET on ESPN
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The Bruins' win in Game 6 in Boston was one the most predictable results of this NHL postseason. They are powered by their home crowd and receive the matchups they desire. Brad MarchandThe line was able to produce in ways that it didn't on the road. The Bruins won all three Boston games. These are also the reasons they lost all three of their games in Raleigh. Canes fans feel like a hurricane in the sails. To get the last change, you must be a Canes fan. Jordan StaalThe Marchand's check line is stapled to the Marchand Patrice BergeronWhile taking the Bruins' top-line away from, Sebastian Aho‘s unit. They have outscored the Bruins by 15-4 at home. Raleigh is a completely different place. Even more important, the Bruins are a different team.
The Pick: Hurricanes ML (-135)
Tampa Bay Lightning(+105) Toronto Maple Leafs (-125), Total: 6.5
In this series, the over has been scored in five of six games. Only Game 1 was below the total. We're going with the under here, of course. We are focusing on the bigger picture rather than the specifics of this series. The Leafs are looking for their first playoff series victory since 2004, after they lost Game 6. Andrei VasilevskiyThis series, he was a.885 goalie. We can't forget his five shutouts in series-clinching games against the Lightning. Perhaps the Leafs will win. The Lightning might keep the road to the triple-peat open. We think it will be a more grindy and close game than what the 6.5 goals total would suggest.
The Pick: Below 6.5
Los Angeles Kings(+180) Edmonton Oilers (-220), Total: 6.5
10:05 ET on ESPN
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This is the most difficult game between these two teams to predict. Except for one, every game has seen six or more goals. In four of six Oilers games, they were more than their 3.5 team total. However, they were also shut out. Jonathan QuickIn Game 4. In Game 4. Connor McDavidYou can score at your will. Instead, we will focus on the first half. In the first six games, the total fell in all but one of them. This includes two consecutive games. For Game 7, we'll assume the same trend.
The Pick: Below 1.5 goals in the 1st period (+125).