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Number of Game 7s played in the NHL playoffs dating back to 1939, the first year the best-of-seven format was used. Roughly 24 per cent of series have gone to Game 7 since then. (The most common outcome is a six-game series, which happens about one-third of the time.)


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Winning percentage of the home team in Game 7, with an overall record of 80-51. Home-ice advantage, however, hasn't been as helpful in the quarter-finals, where the home team has only a 20-19 record in Game 7.


The Montreal Canadiens' all-time record in Game 7s heading into Wednesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Montreal has a three-game winning streak in Game 7s, with its last loss coming in the first round against the Boston Bruins in 1994.


The Penguins' all-time record in Game 7s heading into Wednesday night's game. Pittsburgh has a four-game winning streak in Game 7s and hasn't lost one since 1996 when the "rat trick" Florida Panthers team beat them in the semi-finals.


Record in Game 7s for Canadiens centre Scott Gomez, who has played in more of them than any other player in Wednesday's matchup. Penguins wingers Bill Guerin and Matt Cooke have played in six apiece.

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Record of Canadian-based NHL teams in Game 7.

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