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Blog: Game 7s at a glance

by Brad Boron / Chicago Blackhawks

With their stirring 4-3 win Monday night, the Blackhawks forced a Game 7 against the rival Detroit Red Wings, which will take place Wednesday at the United Center. Before that game gets underway, the Blackhawks Blog uncovered some facts and figures from Game 7s past.

> In their history, the Blackhawks have played in 10 series that went to a decisive seventh game; the team is 5-5 in those games, most recently falling 2-1 in overtime to the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on April 26, 2011.

> Of those 10 matchups, Chicago has hosted a total of six Game 7s, going 4-2 all-time. The Blackhawks have not lost a Game 7 at home since the infamous 1971 Stanley Cup Final against Montreal, where the Blackhawks gave up a two-goal lead, eventually losing the title on a goal by Henri Richard in the third period.

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