Sure, lots of fun if you don’t really care about the teams involved. For those lucky or unlucky enough to be involved in, however, ‘agonizing’ doesn’t even begin to describe it. It’s a two and a half hour teetering between heaven and hell. Fans of the Boston Bruins have experienced both at a rate unlike anybody else in NHL history.
For the Bruins, Sunday’s Game 7 will be the 30th in the franchise’s nearly 100-year century. That’s an NHL record. It’s also a staggering four-Game 7 edge on the next-closest team (the Maple Leafs, with 26). The Bruins have experienced Game 7 heaven on 15 times in their franchise history, and have gone to hell 14 times.
Where the Bruins are going by 9:00 p.m. on Sunday night all depends on who you talk to and their level of optimism or pessimism with the hometown club. There’s argument to be made for both feelings.
Here’s seven thoughts on what awaits the Bruins at TD Garden on Sunday night. (Nervous pregame pacing not included…)
Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for 985TheSportsHub.com. He has been covering the Bruins since 2010, and has been a member of the Boston chapter of the PHWA since 2013. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.