Stanley Cup Finals: The Statistics Favour the Vancouver Canucks for Game 7
VANCOUVER - Maybe the President's Trophy as the top regular season team wasn't just a shiny bauble after all.
Winning the President's Trophy guaranteed the Vancouver Canucks home ice advantage over the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals.
And the Canucks might need to take advantage of that home ice advantage to prevail in Game 7.
In the first six games of the Stanley Cup Finals, the home team has scored first, and then gone on to win the game.
The home team has also out hit the visiting team in each game as well.
The Canucks have won their last six games at Roger's Arena in Vancouver.
The Bruins have lost their last five road games, including the last three in Vancouver.
Only twice in the 15 years of the Stanley Cup being awarded in a seven game series has the road team won in a Game 7 after the first six were won by the home team. The 1971 Montreal Canadiens did it, and so did the 2009 Pittsburgh Penguins.
Of course, the historical statistics won't win the game for the Canucks. But they may explain why the Vancouver fans feel confident going into Game 7.
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