Apr 30, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Minnesota Wild team members react to the win over the Colorado Avalanche in a overtime period in game seven of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Okay, your team did make the playoffs. But then this happens. Your team loses the playoff series in Game 7. The worst possible way is obviously to win the Stanley Cup Finals in Game 7. When you can already smell the Cup’s metal polish through your team’s body odor, as you walk out onto the ice — and fall short in the last second. Unfortunately, that happens.
The Arizona Coyotes and Ottawa Senators have never won a Game 7. Poor guys. They have only been in five Game 7s each, but that’s enough to be completely devastated and to roll on the floor, crying. The Blue Jackets, Blues and Senators have actually never even been to a Game 7. At least they don’t know what losing one feels like.
Our Colorado Avalanche has never been great in games that decided everything (cough, 2014, cough), but it could be worse. Since 1967, they have won seven Game 7s while losing five. It’s alright, but not great — 10th in the NHL.