Doc Emrick to call 45th NHL Game 7 of illustrious career tonight in Bruins-Blues Stanley Cup Final


USA TODAY Sports’ Kevin Allen breaks down who will have the biggest impact as the Bruins and Blues prepare for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final.

BOSTON — When it comes to broadcasting Game 7s, Mike “Doc” Emrick is Justin Williams and then some.

Carolina Hurricanes forward Williams is called “Mr. Game 7” because he has played nine of them and won eight while registering seven goals and 15 points. There’s no nickname for the six-time Emmy-winning Emrick, who will broadcast his 45th NHL Game 7 tonight in Boston when the Bruins take on the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Final (8 p.m. ET, NBC).

“When it comes to memories of those games, there are just a flood of them,” Emrick told USA TODAY Sports. “They are all significant and wonderful and I just count myself lucky to have gotten in free to watch them.”

Emrick, 72, doesn’t rank his Game 7s, but he can offer a list of some of his favorites with the level of rich detail that fans expect from the man whose nickname comes from the fact that he holds a Ph.D. in broadcast communications from Bowling Green University.

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