– Tonight marks the second Game 7 between the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks Hawks, and the first in St. Louis. The other was the 1990 Norris Division Final at Chicago Stadium (CHI W 8-2).
– In team history, the Blues are 24-13 in potential series-clinching games.
Blues Game 7 History
– Tonight will be the 15th Game 7 in Blues franchise history, and the 8th that has come in the first round.
– This will be the 3rd Game 7 at Scottrade Center (1995, 2000, 2016), and the 6th home Game 7 in Blues history, overall.
– Last Game 7 win at home was Apr. 16, 1991 vs. the Detroit Red Wings.
– The Blues are 6-8 all-time in Game 7.
– Five of the Blues’ 14 previous Game 7s have gone to OT – they are 3-2 in those games.
– The Blues’ last Game 7 win was 1999 Western Conf. Quarterfinals vs. the Phoenix Coyotes – the Blues were led by current Hawks Head Coach Joel Quenneville.
Blues Game 7 Performers
– This will be Ken Hitchcock’s 6th career Game 7 as a Head Coach. His teams are 3-2 in his previous five.
– Troy Brouwer will appear in his team-leading 7th career Game 7. Brouwer’s teams have gone to Game 7 in each of his last 7 playoff series.
– Robert Bortuzzo, Kyle Brodziak, Chris Butler, Carl Gunnarssson, Steve Ott, Paul Stastny and Scottie Upshall have all played a Game 7.
– Stastny and Upshall have both scored a Game-7 goal, while Brodziak had 3 assists in his only Game 7.
Game 7 in NHL History
– The home team is 94-67 all-time in Game 7s.
– The team to score first is 119-42 all-time in Game 7s.
– 40 Game 7s have gone to OT – Home and road teams have each won 20 times.
*Statistics courtesy of the NHL*