- There have been 15 Stanley Cup Game Sevens
- The home team has won 12 of those 15 games (VAN +1)
- Vancouver has lost its only game 7 in 1994 to the Rangers (BOS +1)
- Tim Thomas has all but wrapped up the Conn Smythe Trophy for the Stanley Cup playoff's Most Valuable Player.
- The team that possesses the Conn Smythe Trophy Winner is 14-1 in game sevens (BOS +1)
- Vancouver is without at least two of its top six defencemen (Dan Hamhuis - injury and Aaron Rome - Suspension) and possibly a third with Alex Edler's game seven status still a mystery. (VAN -2.5)
- Boston will be without its offensive MVP Nathan Horton despite Horton Traveling with the team. (BOS -1.5)
- ...However Vancouver's spark plug, Mayson Raymond, received a compression fracture on his spine on an awkward, unpunished hit by Johnny Boychuk. The "Win one for Mason" campaign is on! (VAN +0.5)
Totals = Vancouver -1 Boston +0.5
What this means: Due to the low totals of both teams, game seven will not be game with end-to-end, odd-man-rush after odd-man-rush extravaganza, and the Bruins will benefit the most from that style because the game will be played mostly five-on-five, and no team is better than Boston at five-on-five hockey.
Prediction: BOSTON 2 VANCOUVER 1 with Boston adding an empty netter to make the FINAL SCORE BOSTON 3 VANCOUVER 1
I apologize to Boston fans in advance for raising their hopes because my predictions are backed by the strength of aluminum foil.