Theodore had a Game 7 shutout for Montreal over Boston in 2004. Defenseman Ed Jovanovski, whose playoff beard is flecked with gray now, was a rookie in Florida's other one in 1996. Florida center John Madden played in a half-dozen of these for New Jersey, including a 2009 loss that was his last game with the Devils. And everyone in the room has seen plenty of them, like forward Kris Versteeg, who said his favorite Game 7 memory was watching Colorado's Joe Sakic opt not to raise the Stanley Cup first in 2001 — a captain's tradition — and instead hand it off to the legendary Raymond Bourque, who spent 22 years chasing his title.
By the way, who lost that game Versteeg referenced? That would be the Devils.
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