While the current iteration of the Jets will be playing in their first Game 7, the Preds are 1-1 all-time in playoffs deciders, both of which came in 2016 (a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks in the first round and a 5-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks in the second round.) For what it's worth, the former edition of the Jets was 0-2 in Game 7s.
The home team is 100-70 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Defensively, the Jets are yielding 2.6 goals and 81.8 penalty kill percentage per game.
Maurice said it's no secret both arenas are "emotional" and hard to play in for the away team, though he says he thinks the road team has had it "simpler than maybe the home team" during this round.
That's why they play the games. They came out strong and poured shots on Jets netminder Connor Hellebuyck and couldn't seem to put one past the Vezina finalist. "So it's very important to get off to a good start". Pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with "NHL Live".
The trading of road wins is only one of the patterns in this series, however.
"We have a good group in here, one that realizes there are going to be some momentum swings" Hellebuyck said.
But, if I'm being honest, I was selfishly happy when the Predators won Monday night because it guarantees us one more game of this series that has been so fun.
You've got to go all the way back to Jets 1.0 in 1992 when they were defeated 5-0 in a seventh game of a Smythe Division semifinal by the Canucks. So much on the line. "It's going to be a tight one". The Nashville Predators have allowed four or more goals in six of their last 11 games. "This is one of those games where I think the crowd can have an impact on the outcome". "Obviously, there's a balance between attacking and playing defensive".
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This series has featured many lineup changes for the Predators.
Nashville stayed alive with a 4-0 victory at Winnipeg in Game 6 on Tuesday.
"It's really gone back and forth throughout the whole series with teams forgetting the last game", Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba said. "So we're looking forward to the challenge there".
The Predators defense has to be on point tonight if they want to win this game.
Winnipeg had made an earlier push coming out of the first intermission, with Paul Stastny's shot just wide of Rinne's net the best of the bunch after Mathieu Perreault's dump in hit the linesman and caromed into the slot.
The speedy, youthful Jets have looked unstoppable at times only to be brought back to earth by the battle-tested Predators each time they've nosed in front.
"We need to play our game, we need to play the way we have all year, and when we can do that we win games", he added.
Maurice is a ideal 2-0 in Game 7s - both came on the road if Jets fans are looking for a good omen - but he also knows these winner-take-all affairs will test both coach and player.