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Ryan Callahan #24 of the Tampa Bay Lightning tries to control a rebound against goalie Petr Mrazek #34 and Riley Sheahan #15 of the Detroit Red Wings in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 29, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Lightning Blank Red Wings 2-0 In Game 7

The Tampa Bay Lightning are moving on in the NHL playoffs. The Detroit Red Wings are headed home.

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DETROIT, MI - APRIL 27:  Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his first period goal with teammates Ondrej Palat #18 and Nikita Kucherov #86 next to Petr Mrazek #34 and Danny DeKeyser #65 of the Detroit Red Wings during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on April 27, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. Tampa Bay won the game 5-2 to tie the series 3-3. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Which Team Scores First, How Mrazek Plays Could Be Key Factors In Game 7 For Red Wings

“Scoring first is always a plus,” Babcock said after Game 6 on Monday. “It just seems to get you more relaxed and under control.”

CBS Detroit–04/29/2015

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Want To Go If Stanley Cup Reaches Game 7? Got $300K?

What would a ticket to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final be worth? You might need to remortgage your house if you want to get in to see the Blackhawks play the Bruins at the United Center, should the series go that far.


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Spoelstra Overcomes It All To Become A Champ Again

He’s never won NBA Coach of the Year, but Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has had the last laugh as the leader of the back-to-back champions.


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Role Players Swing Game For Heat

Coming into the deciding Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals, everyone knew what to expect from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, but it was the role players who would help swing the game for the Heat.


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Wade Etches Name Into NBA History

The Miami Heat are NBA Champions for the third time in seven years and the one constant through all of that time has been superstar guard Dwyane Wade.



Miami Completes The Heat-Peat, 95-88

How do you follow up one of the greatest NBA Finals games in history? The Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs did just that Thursday night with the greatest spectacle in sports, a Game 7, winner-take-all game at the AmericanAirlines Arena.


MIAMI, FL - MARCH 22: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat reacts to a play during a game against the Detroit Pistons at American Airlines Arena on March 22, 2013 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Game 7s In NBA Finals Are A Rare Treat

It all comes down to this.

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History Favors Home Team In Game 7s

The Miami Heat put together one of the best regular seasons in recent memory thanks in large part to a 27-game winning streak. But it also secured home-court advantage throughout the playoffs and that could be a deciding factor on where the Larry O’Brien trophy stays for the next year.


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Heat & Spurs Battle For Legacies In Game 7

And then there was one. One game to decide the value of a year’s worth of work trying to become NBA champion. For one team, it’s one last shot at glory as the window is nearly closed on a historic run and for the other, immortality winning back-to-back championships.