L.A. Kings, Minnesota Wild and NHL Teams with the Most Game 7 Road Wins
Do you know how hard it is to win Game 7 on the road in the Stanley Cup Playoffs?
Pretty hard. Not impossible, but tough to come by. Even the best of the best have only done it five times.
We’re talking over 80 years of best-of-seven series. The NHL introduced that format (for at least one round of the playoffs) back in the 1930’s.
So, hat’s off to the Los Angeles Kings and Minnesota Wild who both just won their Game 7’s on the road in the 2014 Western Conference Quarter-Finals. What’s crazier, the Kings just became only the fourth team in NHL history and the fifth American sports team ever to come back from being down 3-0 and win Game 7.
Both the Kings and Wild have won Game 7 on the road twice before. In 2003, the Wild did it twice in one postseason, in back-to-back rounds, before getting swept 4-0 in the Western Conference Finals by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Oh well.Follow @VinGetz
|TEAM||GAME 7 WINS ON THE ROAD|
|1.||Toronto Maple Leafs||5|
|4.||New Jersey Devils||4|
|5.||Detroit Red Wings||3|
|5.||Los Angeles Kings||3|
|5.||New York Islanders||3|
|5.||St. Louis Blues||3|
|5.||San Jose Sharks||3|
|14.||Minnesota North Stars||2|
|18.||Chicago Black Hawks (1965)||1|
|18.||Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2006)||1|
|18.||New York Rangers||1|
|18.||Tampa Bay Lightning||1|
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