When it comes to high-stakes situations in the NHL, few coaches have proven to be as successful as Paul Maurice in clinching crucial Game 7 wins. With a perfect 4-0 record in these decisive matchups, Maurice has displayed an uncanny ability to coach his team to winning these crucial and decisive games.
Maurice’s illustrious coaching career began in 1995, and he has since helmed various NHL franchises, including the Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, and most recently, the Florida Panthers. Although Maurice has yet to capture a Stanley Cup, his perfect Game 7 record is a testament to his coaching prowess.
In the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Maurice’s Florida Panthers faced off against the Boston Bruins in a thrilling Game 7 showdown. The Panthers managed to tie the game with less than a minute left in the third period, thanks to a goal from defenseman Brandon Montour. The winning moment came in overtime when forward Carter Verhaeghe scored the decisive goal, securing the Panthers’ spot in the second round against the Toronto Maple Leafs.