BRUINS TO HOST MAPLE LEAFS IN GAME 7 TONIGHT The First Round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs will come to a dramatic close on Wednesday when the Bruins host the Maple Leafs in Game 7 at TD Garden in Boston – the lone remaining game of the opening round.
* The winner of Wednesday's showdown will advance to the Second Round and face the Lightning, the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
* The Bruins hold an all-time record of 13-12 in Game 7s, including a 12-8 mark on home ice. This will mark Boston’s 26th appearance in a Game 7, breaking a tie with Detroit (25) for the most in NHL history. The Maple Leafs own an all-time record of 12-10 in Game 7s, including a 5-9 mark on the road.
* Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara will be making his 12th career Game 7 appearance, the most among active players and one behind all-time leaders Patrick Roy and Scott Stevens (13).
GAME 7 QUICK HITS
Of the 169 all-time Game 7s in the Stanley Cup Playoffs:
* The team that scores first is 126-43 (.746).
* Home teams own a 99-70 (.586) advantage.
* Forty-one have required overtime (24.2%). Home teams have a 21-20 edge.