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Key statistics for Senators-Penguins Game 7

Ottawa is 0-5 since joining NHL in 1992; Pittsburgh is 9-7 overall, 3-7 at home

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK -- The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators will face off in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final Thursday at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh (8 p.m., ET, NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

The winner of Thursday's showdown will advance to the Stanley Cup Final and have home-ice advantage against the Western Conference champion Nashville Predators.

The Penguins are skating in a Game 7 for the second consecutive series, having eliminated the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference Second Round with a 2-0 win at Verizon Center on May 10. Pittsburgh is playing host to Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Final for the second consecutive season, having defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on May 26, 2016, en route to capturing the Stanley Cup. Overall, the Penguins are 9-7 in Game 7s: 3-7 at home and 6-0 on the road.

Penguins forward Carl Hagelin is 7-1 in eight career Game 7s, while teammate Matt Cullen is 6-0. Forward Bryan Rust has provided heroics in each of Pittsburgh's past two Game 7s, scoring both goals in Pittsburgh's 2-1 win over Tampa Bay last season and notching the game-opening goal -- the ultimate winner -- two weeks ago at Washington.

The Senators are in quest of their first Game 7 win in franchise history (0-5). This marks the club's first Game 7 appearance since the 2012 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Five players on the current Ottawa roster remain from the lineup that was edged 2-1 by the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden five years ago: goaltender Craig Anderson; defenseman Erik Karlsson; and forwards Chris Neil, Zack Smith and Kyle Turris.

Senators head coach Guy Boucher already has a Game 7 victory at Pittsburgh on his résumé, having directed the Lightning to a 1-0 decision over the Penguins in the 2011 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in his rookie NHL campaign behind the bench.

 

Game 7 Trends

* Home teams are 98-70 (.583) all-time in Game 7s in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including a 1-1 mark in 2017.

* The team that scores first is 125-43 all-time (.744), including a 1-1 mark in 2017.

* Forty Game 7s have required overtime (40-of-168, 23.8%). Home and road teams each have 20 wins.

 

Individual Game 7 Statistics

Pittsburgh, GP, W-L, G, A, Pts.

Nick Bonino, 4, 2-2, 0, 1, 1
Ian Cole, 2, 2-0, 0, 0, 0
Sidney Crosby, 6, 4-2, 2, 2, 4
Matt Cullen, 6, 6-0, 0, 3, 3
Trevor Daley, 1, 0-1, 0, 0, 0
Brian Dumoulin, 2, 2-0, 0, 0, 0
Jake Guentzel, 1, 1-0, 0, 1, 1
Carl Hagelin, 8, 7-1, 0, 2, 2
Ron Hainsey, 1, 1-0, 0, 0, 0
Patric Hornqvist, 2, 2-0, 1, 0, 1
Phil Kessel, 5, 2-3, 1, 2, 3
Tom Kuhnhackl, 1, 1-0, 0, 0, 0
Chris Kunitz, 8, 5-3, 1, 2, 3
Kris Letang, 6, 3-3, 1, 1, 2
Olli Maatta, 3, 2-1, 0, 1, 1
Evgeni Malkin, 6, 4-2, 0, 6, 6
Carter Rowney, 1, 1-0, 0, 0, 0
Chad Ruhwedel, 1, 1-0, 0, 0, 0
Bryan Rust, 2, 2-0, 3, 0, 3
Justin Schultz, 2, 2-0, 0, 1, 1
Conor Sheary, 2, 2-0, 0, 0, 0
Mark Streit, 2, 1-1, 1, 0, 1
Scott Wilson, 1, 1-0, 0, 0, 0

GP, Mins, W-L, GAA, SO, Sv%
M-A Fleury, 6, 322, 3-3, 1.86, 1, .923
Matt Murray, 1, 60, 1-0, 1.00, 0, .941

Marc-Andre Fleury

Date, Score, Dec., Shots
5/10/17, PIT 2 at WSH 0, Win, 29
5/13/14, NYR 2 at PIT 1, Loss, 20
4/27/11, TBL 1 at PIT 0, Loss, 23
5/12/10, MTL 5 at PIT 2, Loss, 13
6/12/09, PIT 2 at DET 1, Win, 24
5/13/09, PIT 6 at WSH 2, Win, 21

Matt Murray

Date, Score, Dec., Shots
5/26/16, TBL 1 at PIT 2, Win, 17

Pittsburgh Head Coach

Mike Sullivan (2-1)

Date, Score, Dec.
5/10/17, PIT 2 at WSH 0, Win
5/26/16, TBL 1 at PIT 2, Win
4/19/04, MTL 2 at BOS 0, Loss
 
Ottawa, GP, W-L, G, A, Pts.
Derick Brassard, 5, 4-1, 0, 3, 3
Alex Burrows, 3, 2-1, 2, 0, 2
Erik Karlsson, 1, 0-1, 0, 0, 0
Chris Kelly, 5, 4-1, 1, 0, 1
Clarke MacArthur, 1, 0-1, 0, 1, 1
Chris Neil, 3, 0-3, 0, 0, 0
Dion Phaneuf, 3, 0-3, 0, 2, 2
Tom Pyatt, 3, 2-1, 0, 0, 0
Bobby Ryan, 2, 0-2, 1, 0, 1
Zack Smith, 1, 0-1, 0, 0, 0
Viktor Stalberg, 2, 1-1, 0, 0, 0
Kyle Turris, 1, 0-1, 0, 0, 0
Tommy Wingels, 3, 1-2, 0, 0, 0


GP, Mins, W-L, GAA, SO, Sv%
Craig Anderson, 1, 60, 0-1, 2.02, 0, .931

Date, Score, Dec., Shots
4/26/12, OTT 1 at NYR 2, Loss, 29


Ottawa Head Coach

Guy Boucher (1-1)

Date, Score, Dec.
5/27/11, TBL 0 at BOS 1, Loss
4/27/11, TBL 1 at PIT 0, Win

 

Team Game 7 Results

Pittsburgh Penguins (9-7)

5/10/17, Eastern Conference Second Round vs. Washington (PIT 2 at WSH 0)
5/26/16, Eastern Conference Final vs. Tampa Bay (TBL 1 at PIT 2)
5/13/14, Eastern Conference Second Round vs. NY Rangers (NYR 2 at PIT 1)
4/27/11, Eastern Conference QF vs. Tampa Bay (TBL 1 at PIT 0)
5/12/10, Eastern Conference SF vs. Montreal (MTL 5 at PIT 2)
6/12/09, Stanley Cup Final vs. Detroit (PIT 2 at DET 1)
5/13/09, Eastern Conference SF vs. Washington (PIT 6 at WSH 2)
5/10/01, Eastern Conference SF vs. Buffalo (PIT 3 at BUF 2, OT)
5/4/99, Eastern Conference QF vs. New Jersey (PIT 4 at NJD 2)
6/1/96, Eastern Conference Final vs. Florida (FLA 3 at PIT 1)
5/18/95, Eastern Conference QF vs. Washington (WSH 0 at PIT 3)
5/14/93, Patrick Division Final vs. NY Islanders (NYI 4 at PIT 3, OT)
5/1/92, Patrick Division SF vs. Washington (PIT 3 at WSH 1)
4/15/91, Patrick Division SF vs. New Jersey (NJD 0 at PIT 4)
4/29/89, Patrick Division Final vs. Philadelphia (PHI 4 at PIT 1)
4/26/75, Quarterfinal vs. NY Islanders (NYI 1 at PIT 0)

Ottawa Senators (0-5)

4/26/12, Eastern Conference QF vs. NY Rangers (OTT 1 at NYR 2)
4/20/04, Eastern Conference QF vs. Toronto (OTT 1 at TOR 4)
5/23/03, Eastern Conference Final vs. New Jersey (N.J. 3 at OTT 2)
5/14/02, Eastern Conference SF vs. Toronto (OTT 0 at TOR 3)
4/29/97, Eastern Conference QF vs. Buffalo (OTT 2 at BUF 3, OT)

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