Rangers-penguins Further Proof That Best Of Seven Is Perfect Length
Rangers-Penguins Game 7 is Further Proof That Best of Seven is Perfect Length
Time and again, the best-of-7 playoff format has proven to be a winning formula. In fact, the latest Rangers-Penguins series proved it yet again. The Rangers won the series for the first time since 2017, and will face the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round. The Penguins lost the first round series, and will likely lose some key players to free agency.
Game 7 was pivotal, and the New York Rangers were able take advantage of it. Despite being down three goals in the series, they scored three goals to tie the series and force a Game 7. This is only the third time in the history of NHL playoffs that a team has scored three goals to tie a series.
The first three periods were intense with both teams trading goals. The Rangers held the lead early on, but the Penguins scored a late goal to win the game. The Penguins’ fourth line was stellar and took multiple shots from the goal.
While the Penguins are an aging team, they are still a perennial playoff team. The Rangers cannot underestimate the value of Sidney Crosby in the playoffs. He is a special player and can make his team better than its parts.
Game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs will be played in Pittsburgh on Sunday. The winner will move on to face the Carolina Hurricanes in the second round. Game 6 was won by the Boston Bruins, while Game 7 was won by the Rangers, 2-1.
The ideal length for a playoff series’ seventh game is 7. The first round of a playoff series should be one that is not too short, but a bit long. It’s best to play for six periods. This will ensure a balanced series, and help the Penguins advance. The Penguins will advance to round four if they win four games. They’ll be eliminated if they lose Game 7.
Two teams with a strong playoff record are the Rangers and Penguins. Both teams have the potential to win the series. Only three times have two teams won the Stanley Cup Finals in Game 7. Five times the Rangers won, and three times the Penguins won.
The Rangers finished the regular season with 110 points and have home ice advantage in the conference finals. The Penguins finished with 103 points. Both teams have a chance of winning the Cup this year. With so many high-profile players on both sides, the best-of-seven series will be a good test of their playoff potential.