Stanley Cup Playoffs: Monday's Need To Know

The first leg of the Stanley Cup marathon features a pair of Game 7 sprints tonight between the Bruins and Maple Leafs, and the Capitals and Rangers. Here's what you need to know before the puck drops.

Get up to speed before the puck drops on both Game 7s

Tuukka Rask, Phil Kessel, Alex Ovechkin, and Henrik Lundqvist will be counted on for some Game 7 heroics tonight. (Photos courtesy Getty Images)

The path to the Stanley Cup is a marathon, not a sprint.

The Bruins, Maple Leafs, Capitals and Rangers are well aware of this, but they'll need a stupendous kick to finish off the first leg of that journey in their Game 7 matchups on Monday night.

Ahead of those do-or-die scenarios, here's a list of things you need to know, which we'll update throughout the day: