The Eastern Conference finals between the Ottawa Senators and the Pittsburgh Penguins has come down to a single game Thursday night. The winner advances to face the Nashville Predators for the Stanley Cup. Which team has what it takes to win the big game?
This may seem very strange coming from a statistician, but the intangibles are likely to be the deciding factors in Game 7. Despite being slightly out of the "intangible" element, let's dive into the numbers behind each of these four X factors to gain some insight into which team might have the overall edge.