Yep, those five words can provide chills up any hockey fan's spine. And it's happening tonight. So, as a service, I thought that I'd showcase the OTHER Game 7s in Stanley Cup History, in as much detail as I can find by perusing the internet for 15 minutes. Enjoy!
Best of 7 Format instituted in 1939.
SERIES THAT WENT TO SEVEN (and who won) 1942: Toronto Maple Leafs def. Detroit Red Wings 1945: Toronto Maple Leafs def. Detroit Red Wings 1950: Detroit Red Wings def. New York Rangers 1954: Detroit Red Wings def. Montreal Canadiens 1955: Detroit Red Wings def. Montreal Canadiens 1964: Toronto Maple Leafs def. Detroit Red Wings 1965: Montreal Canadiens def. Chicago Blackhawks 1971: Montreal Canadiens def. Chicago Blackhawks 1987: Edmonton Oilers def. Philadelphia Flyers 1994: New York Rangers def. Vancouver Canucks 2001: Colorado Avalanche def. New Jersey Devils
This is the third game seven not to involve an Original Six team.
Quest for Lord Stanley's Cup The Final Four New Jersey Devils vs. Ottawa Senators Minnesota Wild vs. Anaheim Mighty Ducks
God, I hate New Jersey. Even more than I hate Texas. And I've been to Texas multiple times. Oh well, hooray for... uh... the 2001 Colorado Avalanche! Yay!
Roxanne from The Real Cancun on being famous: "I'd rather be known for [dancing topless with my twin sister] instead of being smart or something. There's a million people who are smart. There's only 16 of us who were in Cancun together."
Giguere deserved the Conn Smythe, but the Devils fans need to get a clue. Why do you boo this guy who deserved it (it's awarded for the entire playoffs) when you have the Cup right there to cheer for. Cretin fans.
He's Rolie Polie Olie - and in his world of curves and curls, he's the swellest kid around.
Congratulations to the Devils. Both teams played real well throughout the playoffs.
By the way, not to defend the Jersey fans, but it should be noted that they're very attached to Martin Brodeur, and they start getting all pissy if someone even suggests that any other goalie might almost be as good of a goalie as he is. Therefore, they felt threatened when Giguerre started getting so much attention during the playoffs. Still, I agree it was a less than classy act on their parts to boo Giguerre.
You realize that the NHL USED to be this way, only instead of seven or eight teams per/division/conference/group/collection/assortment/clique there were only FIVE (except the Patrick Division, which had six teams).