A Game 7 primer

What: Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Game 7 Sabres vs. Flyers.

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia. Tuesday night, 7:30 p.m.

What’s at stake: Advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

The History: The clubs have not yet faced each other in a terminal series contest.

The Stats: Philadelphia won its last Game 7, an Eastern Semifinal in Boston, on May 14, 2010, erasing an 0-3 series deficit. The Flyers won their previous seventh game on home ice, in an East semifinal against Toronto, on April 22, 2003.

Buffalo lost its last Game 7, an Eastern Conference Final at Carolina, on June 1, 2006. The Sabres won their last seventh game at home, in an East Semifinal against Ottawa, on April 29, 1997.

All time, the Flyers are 8-6 in Game 7s.

April 18, 1968 – St. Louis 3, Philadelphia 1

May 5, 1974 – Philadelphia 4, NY Rangers 3

May 13, 1975 - Philadelphia 4, NY Islanders 1

April 25, 1976 - Philadelphia 7, Toronto 3

April 26, 1981 – Calgary 4, Philadelphia 1

May 2, 1987 - Philadelphia 5, NY Islanders 1

May 31, 1987 – Edmonton 3, Philadelphia 1

April 16, 1988 - Washington 5, Philadelphia 4 (OT)

April 30, 1989 – Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 1

May 26, 2000 - New Jersey 2, Philadelphia 1

April 22, 2003 – Philadelphia 6, Toronto 1

May 22, 2004 – Tampa Bay 2, Philadelphia 1

April 22, 2008 – Philadelphia 3, Washington 2 (OT)

May 14, 2010 – Philadelphia 4, Boston 3

Boldface indicates home game

Brian Boucher, the Flyers’ starter for Game 7, has participated in just one such game previously in his career, May 26, 2000.

Ryan Miller, the Sabres starter for Game 7, has also played in one previous Game 7, and lost on June 1, 2006.

All time, the Sabres are 1-5 in Game 7s

April 24, 1983 - Boston 3, Buffalo 2 (OT)

May 1, 1992 – Boston 3, Buffalo 2

April 29, 1994 - New Jersey 2, Buffalo 1

April 29, 1997 – Buffalo 3, Ottawa 2 (OT)

May 10, 2001 – Pittsburgh 3, Buffalo 2 (OT)

June 1, 2006 – Carolina 4, Buffalo 2