Yes, this Capitals-Bruins series has been historically close
Once the clock reached 0.0 in tonight’s Game 7 between the Boston Bruins-Washington Capitals series to send the deciding game to overtime, many hockey fans probably found it all quite fitting. It’s been a series with a tiny margin of error - in fact, the tiniest in NHL history.
According to various sources, the Capitals and Bruins became the first teams to decide all seven games of their series by a single goal.
That’s impressive stuff. NBC Sports Network flashed an infographic with some other interesting tidbits to chew on about OT in the 2012 playoffs:
- Fifteen out of 46 games have gone to overtime.
- Road teams are 10-4 so far.
- The average length: just 7:34, with the last six games ending within the first six minutes.
- Steve Shields is the last rookie to win a Game 7 in OT (for Buffalo in 1997).
- Tim Thomas is 7-5 in playoff overtime games.