Numbers Don’t Lie: Game 7 Edition

ESPN’s Stats & Info takes a closer look at the key facts that take place during Game 7s. There have already been 140 Game 7s played in NHL’s history.

The team trailing 3-2 after five games has gone on to win the series 67 times (or 47.9 percent of the time). The Devils were down 3-2, but managed to even out the series after last night’s 3-2 overtime win.

The Devils are playing in a Game 7 for the first time since 2009 and the 14th time overall. It’s the first time they’ve played on the road in Game 7 since 2003, when they won at Ottawa en route to winning the Stanley Cup, writes ESPN.

Home teams are 85-55 all-time in Game 7s. The Devils, of course, will be the away team in Game 7.

The team scoring the first goal in Game 7 has won 102 of the 140 games (72.9 percent), including 71 of the last 90 (79.0). The Devils scored first in four of the six games so far played.