Since the best-of-seven format was introduced in 1939, the Maple Leafs have played in 20 Game Sevens. The Leafs have a record of 11-9, 5-8 on the road and 6-1 at home. That's right, we're 6-1 at home in Game Sevens. Tonight, at the ACC, the Leafs and Senators play a Game Seven.
Is there anything in sports as stressful as a Game Seven? Every mistake, every play, every moment is that much more maginified. One team will advance, one team will be finished for the season.
I'll never forget the Game Seven between the Leafs and Red Wings back in 1993. This game went to overtime. A Game Seven that goes to overtime is the ultimate heart stopper. The name Nikolai Borschevsky will forever arouse positive feelings in Leaf fans thanks to his overtime winner eleven years ago.
The spirit of Nikolai Borschevsky will be with us tonight. Go Leafs Go!