Record number of games 7 to be played between the NBA and NHL this weekend

Record number of games 7 to be played between the NBA and NHL this weekend

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With both the NBA and NHL playoffs advancing through mid-May, stakes are rising sharply in both basketball and hockey alike. And this weekend, the league ambitions of the teams in both leagues are on the line in a way they have never been before.

This weekend, a total of seven games are played between the NBA playoffs and the Stanley Cup playoffs in the NHL, setting a new record for the combined 7 games in a single weekend. The NHL dominates this total, as five games in Game 7 – Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Edmonton Oilers Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers Vs. Pittsburgh Penguins and Dallas Stars vs. Calgary Flames – will be played between Saturday and Sunday. Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns in Game 7 of the NBA.

This weekend, a total of seven Game 7s beat the previous record of five, which was set in the first weekend of May 2014. That year, all five Game 7s were in the NBA.

The abundance of Game 7 in the NHL will determine the look of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Currently, only one clash in the second round has been settled, as the Colorado Avalanche will play St. Louis. Louis Blues. The Florida Panthers also advanced to the second round and will play with the winner of Game 7 between Lightning and Maple Leafs.

Meanwhile, a trip to the conference finals is in the balance for the two NBA games. The winner of Stars and Mavs 7 will play the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, while anyone between the Bucks and the Bruins will play the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Interestingly, both Stanley Cup defending champion Lightning and NBA champion Bucks play in Game 7 to avoid elimination and to continue their efforts to repeat their titles.

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