NHL playoff predictions: Who wins Game 7 between Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs?
The Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs square off Monday night (7 p.m. ET, CNBC) in the first Game 7 between the historic rivals since the 1964 playoffs.
Of course, just a few days ago it seemed unlikely the series would get to this point. The Leafs led the series 3-1 entering Game 5 in Toronto … and then the Habs won in overtime, despite blowing a 3-0 lead in regulation.
And then the Canadiens won Game 6 in overtime in Montreal, in front of fans for the first time since March 2020, after blowing a 2-0 lead in regulation.
So here we are, Game 7 in Toronto with all the pressure firmly on the home side.
The Maple Leafs have not won a playoff series in 17 years and after Saturday night's setback are now 0-7 with a chance to advance in the playoffs since 2004. They have lost winner-take-all games each of the prior three seasons.
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