NHL teams play hard throughout the regular season in hope of securing home ice advantage for the playoffs. Home ice advantage can be a deciding factor in a tight playoff series.
Home ice gives a team many advantages including last line change, last one to put their stick down for the faceoff and of course, momentum from the hometown crowd.
In Stanley Cup Final history, the home team boasts a 12-3 record in the decisive Game 7's.
As we approach the playoffs this year, let's take a look at each teams' success on home ice.