The Boston Bruins kick off a trio of Game 7s to be played throughout the hockey world over the next few days.
The excitement surrounding the do-or-die scenario, along with the imminent start of the NBA playoffs, has started up some chatter about which sport boasts the most exciting series finales.
The NFL is obviously eliminated from the equation, as each game is an elimination game when it comes to playoff football. But among the other three sports, hockey, basketball and baseball, there can certainly be plenty of excitement and drama.
The Bruins are clearly the freshest instance from the NHL playoffs, as their 2011 run to the Stanley Cup was filled with three win-or-go-home situations. The B's ultimately came out on top in each scenario, but the drama encapsulated in each series clincher may have been responsible for many heart attacks throughout the Boston area.
The last real heart-stopping Game 7 in the NBA may go back to the 2010 season, when the Boston Celtics took the Lakers to the brink in a series for the ages. Kobe Bryant ultimately led the Lakers to another championship, but it wasn't without intense emotions from both sides and interest that spread nationwide.
It wasn't but a few months ago now, when baseball saw its last drama-filled Game 7. After David Freese emerged as the unexpected hero for St. Louis in Game 6 of the World Series, Game 7 added some great dramatic moments of its own before the Rangers fell 6-2 to the Cardinals.
There's been many more dramatic and exciting Game 7s in each sport over the years. But which one do you think poses the most excitement?