Why do you think Baseball has more famous Game 6s, and Hockey has more Game 7s?
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10-22-2013, 04:39 PM
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I'm not sure the correlation is all that strong. Brett Hull's skate-in-crease goal was a game 6. Bob Nystrom's iconic goal was a game 6. Theo Fleury slid across the ice in game 6. Gretzky's non-high-stick was in a game 6. Bob Baun scored on a broken leg in game 6. The Hawks rallied in 17 seconds in game 6.
I think the really memorable ones are simply the decisive games. Hockey series really are a war, and the sudden-death aspect of overtime brings that stress to a boil. Most legendary hockey goals are in OT, regardless of which game.
That's true, there are lots of Game 6 moments in hockey, no doubt. But in the ones you mentioned, the Fleury goal was followed up by a come from behind Game 7 from the Oilers, and Tikannen's overtime winner. Gretzky's high stick was followed up with a legendary hat trick. The others are true.
But if we mentioned the classic Game 7 moments in hockey we'd need another page. But in Baseball Game 6 is often the crown jewel.
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