The Dallas Stars defeated the St Louis Blues 3-2 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Second Round at Scottrade Center on Monday to force Game 7 at American Airlines Center on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVA Sports).
It will be the 12th Game 7 in Stars history, and the 16th for the Blues.
Between Minnesota and Dallas, the Stars franchise is 5-6 (3-2 at home) in Game 7, including 1-2 against the Blues; the North Stars were defeated by the Blues 2-1 in the second overtime in 1968 and 2-1 in overtime in 1972. Minnesota exacted some revenge in 1984, defeating the Blues 4-3 in overtime to advance to the Campbell Conference Final.
The Stars defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final in 1999 and went on to win the Stanley Cup in six games against the Buffalo Sabres. Dallas played Colorado again in the 2000 conference final, winning another Game 7 with a 3-2 victory. But the Stars did not repeat as Stanley Cup champions, losing in six games to the New Jersey Devils.
The Blues are 7-8 (3-6 on the road) all-time in Game 7.
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Before the 2016 playoffs, the Blues last played a Game 7 on April 22, 2003, a 4-1 loss at the Vancouver Canucks in the first round.
The Stars will play their first Game 7 since April 23, 2007, coincidentally, a 4-1 loss at the Canucks in the first round.
The Blues won their first Game 7 in the 2016 playoffs. Forward Troy Brouwer scored the winning goal at 8:31 of the third period, and the Blues defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on April 25.
The Blues have won more than one Game 7 in a single postseason once. After their inaugural season in 1967-68, they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 in the West Division Semifinals and North Stars 2-1 in double overtime in the West Division Finals before being swept by the Montreal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup Final.