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Bruins-Capitals, By The Numbers

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Bruins center Tyler Seguin celebrates his Game 6-winning goal against the Capitals Sunday. It's his one goal in the series. (AP)
Bruins center Tyler Seguin celebrates his Game 6-winning goal against the Capitals Sunday. It's his one goal in the series. (AP)

The Bruins were put to the brink of playoff elimination Saturday, before winning Game 6 some 24 hours later on Sunday. As we wait for Wednesday's Game 7 in this very even, thoroughly nail-biting series, here's a little by-the-numbers look at Bruins-Capitals:


0 - The goal differential between the two teams, after six games

6 - The number of one-goal games in this series

3 - The number of games that have gone to overtime

2 - The Bruins' power play goals, out of 20 chances (But, as ESPN Boston notes, the B's last year had the worst-ever power play for a Cup champion.)

3 - The Capitals' power play goals, out of 18 chances

2.18 - Bruins goalie Tim Thomas' goals-against average this series

2.17 - Capitals goalie Braden Holtby's goals-against average this series

36 - The Bruins' overall shot advantage, through six games

37 - The number of Bruins forward and assistant captain Patrice Bergeron, who missed practice Tuesday but will play Wednesday

3 - The number of Game 7s the Bruins won last year in their Stanley Cup-winning playoff run

What numbers have caught your eye this series? What are your thoughts about Game 7?

This program aired on April 24, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

Benjamin Swasey Twitter Digital Manager
Ben is WBUR's digital news manager.

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