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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Game 7 history

Thanks to stat guru Greg Innis, here are a few Detroit Game 7 facts ...

Eleven Red Wings have played in a Game 7, led by Chris Chelios and Nicklas Lidstrom with five games of experience each.
1. Chris Chelios (5) '85, '86 & '87 with Montreal, '95 with Chicago & '02 with Detroit.
1. Nicklas Lidstrom (5) '92, '93, '94, '96 & '02. All with Detroit.
3. Kris Draper (3) '94, '96 & '02. All with Detroit.
3. Marian Hossa (3) '02 '03 & '04. All with Ottawa.
3. Chris Osgood (3) '94 with Detroit, '02 with N.Y. Islanders & '03 with St. Louis.
3. Brian Rafalski (3) '00, '01 & '03. All with New Jersey.
7. Brad Stuart (2) '00 & '02. Both with San Jose.
8. Tomas Holmstrom (1) '02 with Detroit.
8. Andreas Lilja (1) '02 with Los Angeles.
8. Kirk Maltby (1) '02 with Detroit.
8. Pavel Datsyuk (1) '02 with Detroit.

Odds are that Lidstrom will pass Chelios in this department.

Other nifties from Greg ...

-- This will be the 19th time the Red Wings have been involved in a Game 7. Their record is 11-7. In Game 7s they are 10-4 at home and 1-3 on the road. This will be the sixth consecutive Game 7 the team has played at home. Their last road Game 7 was in 1991 when they lost to St. Louis 3-2.

-- Of their 18 Game 7s, five have gone to overtime. The Wings are 4-1 in those OT games. They are the only team to win a Stanley Cup in overtime of a Game 7. It happened twice: 1950 and 1954.

5 Comments:

Anonymous mike canada said...

interesting stuff!

May 13, 2009 at 6:21 PM 
Anonymous Ryan said...

Only team to win a Cup in game 7 OT? Now that's just cool.

May 13, 2009 at 8:31 PM 
Anonymous DetCapC19 said...

Osgood played (and won) Game 7 against Stl in 1996.

May 14, 2009 at 10:40 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Innis made an error. Osgood has a fourth game 7 under his belt. That was in 1996 against the Blues, a game that Yzerman ended in double OT with a slapper almost from the blueline, beating Casey.

Osgood is 1 - 3 in his four game 7's.

May 14, 2009 at 12:46 PM 
Blogger Chris Moore said...

And what about Datsyuk? Didn't he play in one in 2002?

May 14, 2009 at 2:16 PM 

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