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Game Seven history

Good omen for the Sabres: Home teams are just 2-8 in Game Seven the last two seasons -- and they went 0-4 last season as Washington fell to Montreal, Phoenix fell to Detroit, Pittsburgh fell to Montreal and Boston fell to Philadelphia.

Bad omen for the Sabres: They have a much poorer Game Seven record in their history than the Flyers. Check out the Game Seven results:

Sabres in Game Seven (1-5 overall/1-1 home, 0-4 road)

1983: L at Boston, 3-2 OT
1992: L at Boston, 3-2
1994: L at New Jersey, 2-1
1997: d. Ottawa, 3-2 (OT)
2001: L to Pittsburgh, 3-2 (OT)
2006: L. at Carolina, 4-2 

Here's a YouTube I found of the Derek Plante overtime goal that beat Ottawa

Flyers in Game Seven (8-6 overall, 5-3 home, 3-3 road)
1968: Lost to St. Louis, 3-1
1974: d. NY Rangers, 4-3
1975: d. NY Islanders, 4-1
1976: d. Toronto, 7-3
1981: Lost to Calgary, 4-1
1987: d. NY Islanders, 5-1
1987: Lost at Edmonton, 3-1
1988: Lost at Washington, 5-4 (OT)
1989: d. at Pittsburgh, 4-1
2000: Lost to New Jersey, 2-1
2003: d. Toronto, 6-1
2004: Lost at Tampa Bay, 2-1
2008: d. at Washington, 3-2 (OT)
2010 d. at Boston, 4-3

---Mike Harrington


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Mike Harrington

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Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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