The NBA and Stanley Cup playoffs will offer record action over the weekend

The NBA and Stanley Cup playoffs will offer record action over the weekend

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the playoffs.

In most cases, nothing beats a Game 7 streak for sports fans, players, and coaches.

The NBA and Stanley Cup playoffs are expected to offer a record number of games this weekend with seven win-win matchups on the schedule.

Five was the previous record, which occurred the weekend of May 3, 2014, with five NBA Game 7s.

This time around, the NHL joins the action with five games, while the NBA has a two-game slate.

Viewers at home may want to have multiple televisions, especially ones that support Dallas teams. With the Mavericks and Stars playing at the same time, this will be the first time that two teams residing in the same city will play in Game 7 on the same day, according to Elias Sports Bureau research.

Here’s a look at the weekend’s matches:

Saturday May 14

Result of Game 6: 5-2, Bruins

A three-goal third period helped the Bruins push their streak with the Hurricanes to Game 7. They hope to make history on Saturday as a win would give them an NHL record 16 wins in Game 7, breaking a tie with the Montreal Canadiens.

Game 6 result: 4-3, Lightning

Brayden Point was the hero of Game 6, scoring an overtime goal to propel Tampa Bay to a 4-3 victory. Going into Game 7 on Saturday, experience is on Lighting’s side. They are tied with the Stars and Oilers for the most active roster players with Game 7 experience (18).

Result of Game 6: 4-2, Oilers

The Oilers avoided elimination Thursday thanks to two goals from Evander Kane. Game 7 could come down to who scores first, as the team that scored the first goal has won all six games in this series.

Sunday May 15

Result of Game 6: 108-95, Celtics

Led by 46 points from Jayson Tatum, the Celtics forced the series back to Boston, despite a 44-point, 20-rebound performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo in Game 6.

Match 6 result: 5-3, Rangers

An injury caused Sidney Crosby to miss his first playoff game in five years, and his absence proved too much for the Penguins to overcome. However, history is on Pittsburgh’s side as he enters the game with an unblemished all-time record (6-0) for 7 games on the road.

Result of Game 6: 113-86, Mavericks

Mavs star Luka Doncic picked up his first win in a knockout game to extend the streak, but the trend is in Phoenix’s favor as the home team have come out on top in every game so far.

Match 6 result: 4-2, stars

Miro Heiskanen’s first goal of the series was also the Game 6 goal that sent the series back to Canada for its final.

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