Game 7 offers chance at history for Penguins and Senators

Now comes Game 7 against the feisty Senators. So do those who know him best.

As for Game 7, it never gets old.

Let's go over a few of the keys to the game for what the Penguins must do to win and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals for the second consecutive year. Who steps up, though, is anyone's guess.

Now, he and his teammates are one win away from a fourth round, a shot at taking on the Nashville Predators to win everything. That includes going Under in four straight Game 7's, with an average of 2.25 goals per game scored in those contests.

For Pittsburgh, Game 7's are nothing new, especially in the Sidney Crosby era. No other Penguin has tested Craig Anderson or the Ottawa defense as much.

"When you look at the offensive-zone time, the possession time, the shots we had, the traffic in front and the amount of scoring chances we generated, it's hard to not like a lot of that".

Game 7 is Thursday night in Pittsburgh, with the victor advancing to face the Nashville Predators for the championship. At least a half-dozen, right? Game 7s are always really special. It wasn't a one-off, though.

"I believe in the group we have and I know when we play our game and if we're on we can beat any team in the league and if we're off, you can have an off night", Senators forward Clarke MacArthur said, via CBC Sports. It was the game-winner.

Just before that, Penguins defenceman Trevor Daley had a goal called back after he stuffed the puck underneath Anderson. We work every practice to score and to help the team to win.

Kessel remains somewhat underrated as a playoff performer. He bounced back nicely at home, although this will be a much bigger challenge for him.

Finally, however, the Penguins caught a break. However, in the two games that went Over there were only five goals scored in each, but it was the age of 4.5 totals. There were times earlier in these playoffs that Guentzel picked up the offense as Crosby was getting beaten and battered. "(Game 6) wasn't any different", he said. The Pittsburgh Penguins have allowed two or less goals in six of their last seven games. They significantly outshot the Senators 46 to 30 in Game 6. "But I wouldn't say it was anything out of the ordinary", he said after the Game 6 loss. The Senators can absolutely win this game, and this series. I was driving back talking to Dion (Phaneuf), and he was like, 'We're going to get this series.' And I was thinking the same thing.

Nobody can predict what will happen in a victor takes all game, but the Senators have already professed that their plan will be to bore the crowd out of the building. However, when Ottawa has been able to slow the game down and force the Penguins to make bad turnovers, they have come out on top.

Pittsburgh would have obviously loved to close out the series and avoid this elimination game with a win in Game 6, but the Penguins aren't likely to be discouraged after playing such a strong game.

Thursday will be the seventh Game 7 of Cullen's career.

Like the rest of the Senators, Karlsson's history with Game 7s isn't all that long.

Pittsburgh had four shots with the man advantage, but Anderson stopped them all. There on the winning side was Kelly, whose Bruins edged the Lightning 1-0 before ultimately topping Burrows and the Vancouver Canucks for the Cup. The Penguins have to rise above it and pepper Anderson with goals that count. It isn't the first time, but it needs to be the last time in this series.

  • Julie Sanders