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Senators, Penguins to play Game 7 of Eastern Final on Thursday

Pittsburgh 3-7 at home in this situation; Ottawa has never won one

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators will play Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

 

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The Senators tied the best-of-7 series with a 2-1 win at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday. Craig Anderson made 45 saves for the victory.

The Penguins are 9-7 in Game 7, but 3-7 at home. This is their second Game 7 of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs; they defeated the Washington Capitals 2-0 on May 10 to advance to the conference final. Pittsburgh won Games 2, 4 and 5 of this series.

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The Senators are 0-5 in Game 7, 0-4 on the road. This is their first Game 7 since the 2012 Eastern Conference Quarterfinal, when they lost 2-1 at the New York Rangers. Ottawa won Games 1, 3 and 6 of this series.

The winner will host the Nashville Predators in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday. The Predators advanced to the Cup Final for the first time with a 6-3 victory against the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Monday.

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