Record number of Game 7s to be played between NBA, NHL this weekend

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With both the NBA and NHL playoffs advancing into mid-May, the stakes are being raised significantly in both basketball and hockey alike. And this weekend, the champion aspirations of groups in both leagues are on the line in a manner they never ever have actually been in the past.

This weekend, an overall of 7 Game sevens are being objected to in between the NBA playoffs and the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs, setting a brand-new record for combined Game sevens in a single weekend. The NHL controls that overall, as 5 Game sevens — the Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers vs. Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, and Dallas Stars vs. Calgary Flames — will be objected to in between Saturday and Sunday. Sunday will likewise see the Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns in NBA Game sevens.

This weekend’s overall of 7 Game sevens breaks the previous record of 5, which was set on the very first weekend of May in 2014. That year, all 5 Game sevens remained in the NBA.

The abundance of Game sevens in the NHL will identify the appearance of the 2nd round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Presently, just one 2nd round match has actually been figured out, as the Colorado Avalanche will play the St. Louis Blues. The Florida Panthers have actually likewise advanced to the 2nd round, and will play the winner of Game 7 in between the Lightning and Maple Leafs.

Meanwhile, a journey to the Conference Finals hangs in the balance for the NBA’s 2 Game sevens. The winner of the Stars and Mavs Game 7 will play the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, while whoever emerges in between the Bucks and Bruins will play the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Interestingly, both the protecting Stanley Cup champ Lightning and protecting NBA champ Bucks are playing in Game sevens to prevent removal and continue their quotes to duplicate their titles.

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