The Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings will play the ultimate lose-or-go-home game seven on Friday night in Hockeytown USA. It marks the 15th time that a Final has gone the distance since the NHL switched to the seven-game format in 1939.
The Stanley Cup Final is always an intense and exciting series, but when the two teams are close enough, and the series is pushed to the brink, the seventh game is bound to stay with fans forever.
It's the one game where no matter who you cheer for, who you want to win, or what you had planned the night of the game, you simply cannot miss it. The one bounce, the lucky break, or the game-changing save—one small play is all it takes for a team to become a champion.
Game sevens are where heroes are born and players are forever remembered for how they performed in the game that mattered most. One team is crowned the champion, the other goes home with nothing but a memory of how close they came to winning the ultimate prize.
From Wayne Gretzky to Ray Bourque, some of the game's greatest players have laced them up for battle in the ultimate game seven.
This year's game in Detroit is bound to produce some memorable moments, of which you surely cannot miss.
Here are the best of the past Stanley Cup Final Game Sevens.