The resolution of the NHL lockout in 2005 signaled the transition into a new era for the NHL. As before the work stoppage, however, there have been several lengthy and exciting series that have culminated in a decisive game 7. In total, there have been twenty-four of these series-deciders in the past six years. In this slideshow I'll rank the top ten Game 7s based on two criteria:
1. The quality of the game, and
2. The importance/context of the game.
This means that a Conference Final or Stanley Cup Final Game 7 carries more weight than a first-round encounter. Games that are especially exciting, particularly overtime games, also tend to be ranked higher. Without further ado, here are the top ten Game 7s since the NHL lockout.