Two of the three game sevens in the Eastern Conference take place on Thursday evening in the first round of the 2012 NHL Playoffs. The one with the most intrigue is probably the battle between the No. 1 and No. 8 seeds in the conference.
No one expected this series to be as tight as it is. Sure, the Ottawa Senators came in on a hot streak, but the New York Rangers are far superior to the Sens on paper ,and most thought they would run away with the series and skate away with a series sweep.
Instead, puck drop on Thursday will be sudden death. One team will move on, and one will take their game to the golf course.
In the end, we believe the Rangers will take this one, with home ice being a big reason why. The Garden is going to be going off tomorrow night in the Big Apple.