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Game 7 countdown, 11 a.m.: Bruins look to Pittsburgh for motivation

Posted By Ryan Hannable On June 15, 2011 @ 11:15 am In General | No Comments

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review notes that only three road teams in any North American professional sport have won a Game 7 over the past four decades [1]. Those teams all have come from Pittsburgh.

The Pirates have two Game 7 wins on road. In 1971 they defeated the Orioles, 2-1, in Baltimore. In 1979 the Pirates also faced the Orioles in the World Series [2]. The Pirates also won that series in seven games, with the seventh game being played in Baltimore. The Pirates won by a score of 4-1.

Most recently, the Penguins [3] won Game 7 on the road to capture the 2009 Stanley Cup [4]. They defeated the Red Wings, 2-1. That series went exactly the same way the Bruins-Canucks series has gone so far, with the home team winning every game, until Game 7 when the Penguins finally won on the opposing team’s ice.


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[1] three road teams in any North American professional sport have won a Game 7 over the past four decades: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_742108.html

[2] World Series: http://media.weei.com/baseball/world-series.htm

[3] Penguins: http://media.weei.com/hockey/pittsburgh-penguins.htm

[4] Stanley Cup: http://media.weei.com/hockey/stanley-cup.htm

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