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Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference (21) celebrates his goal with David Krejci (46), during the third period of Game 6.

Nick Wass/Associated Press

Here's the last in our series on the historical odds of winning certain games: Game 7s.

We have three series going the distance in the first round this season, including the Bruins and Capitals (Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.), the Rangers and Senators (Thursday at 7 p.m.) and the Panthers and Devils (Thursday at 7:30 p.m.).

According to, the home team is 85-55 all-time in Game 7 in the NHL, a 60.7 win percentage that reflects mainly that the favourite would have home ice in Game 7.

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In the first round, that number drops slightly to 58.5 per cent (31-22).

Seven game series have only been played in all four rounds since 1987 and in three rounds since the league expanded to 12 teams in 1967-68.

Here are a few other tidbits about Game 7 in the NHL playoffs:

Game 7 record since 1987 for teams in action Boston: 8-4 Florida: 1-0 New Jersey: 6-7 NY Rangers: 3-1 Ottawa: 0-4 Washington: 2-7

Series going to Game 7 since 1987: 99 of 368 (26.9%) Series going to Game 7 since lockout: 27 of 98 (27.6%)

Team with most Game 7 wins since 1987: Boston (8) Team with most Game 7 losses since 1987: Tie, New Jersey and Washington (7)

Average number of Game 7s in a season: Four

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Record when team has won Games 1, 3, 6 of series Like Boston: 6-10 (.375) Record when team has won Games 2, 4, 5 of series Like Ottawa: 10-6 (.625) Record when team has won Games 2, 3, 5 of series Like Florida: 10-4 (.714)

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