The Washington Capitals have overcome a 3-1 series deficit against the Pittsburgh Penguins to force a decisive Game 7 at the Verizon Center on Wednesday. They've looked very lethargic over their past two games, which is very concerning. His team has won all of those games. These were the highlights of Crosby's game until he picked up an assist on Jake Guentzel's goal with less than four minutes left to snap Braden Holtby's shutout.
The speedy Swedish winger hasn't often hit the scoresheet in Game 7, posting just two assists, but he's played a lot of them - eight in all. Memories of past game sevens against Pittsburgh come up like acid reflux.
The Capitals appeared on the verge of another exit at the hands of the Penguins going into the third period of Game 5. In a second-round series in 2012, Hagelin assisted on both Rangers goals in a 2-1 victory over Washington.
As Ovechkin enters a phase in his career when he isn't quite the dominant player he was then, he has a chance to tell a different story, a story of how he accepted his move to the third line with grace and dignity, how he put the team first and, in doing so, helped it reach new heights.
For one thing, even with good management, they'll likely lose a chunk of their talent surplus. "You have to be the enforcer". An 8-year-old at the time, he was already hooked on the game and the guys in the red, white and blue sweaters. We know that we're going to have to play probably our best game of the series to beat them in the seventh game at home. Cullen assisted on Carolina's first two goals in a 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
This was before the 2013 first round seventh game 5-0 loss to the Rangers at home. We've dealt with it in the past.
So let's not miss an opportunity to stick our thumb on the wound just one more time. It's one of those things in the playoffs where you can't dwell on them long. "We're here to get result and we're here to get successful as a team, not individual. We need to get to it and we know that". Game 7 will be far and away the most important game of the Alex Ovechkin era and maybe the most important in franchise history.
Pittsburgh went to Tampa Bay in last year's Eastern Conference final behind 3-2 in the series.
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The Caps have thrived on adversity throughout the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs, and they've played some of their best hockey of the postseason in these last two games while their backs were to the wall and they were staring down the prospect of elimination. Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was busier, stopping 21 of 26 Washington shots. That's when the Penguins truly realized they could win a Stanley Cup.
Fleury has allowed nine goals on 58 shots the past two games after nine on 142 shots the first four games against the Capitals. Before that goal had even been announced, Andre Burakovsky scored his second goal of the game to give the Capitals a five-goal cushion.
Through six games, the Capitals have out-shot Pittsburgh 200-134. That being said, it's hard to blame Fleury for the losses, especially since the Capitals have outshot the Penguins in every game so far. The win tied the series.
A year ago, Washington trailed Pittsburgh 3-1 in the second round, won Game 5 at home only to fall in overtime of Game 6.
When: Wednesday, May 10 at 4:30 p.m.
Nearly everything broke the Penguins way during the first four games of the series but now it is the Capitals who are enjoying the bounces and having all the fun as the teams head for a decisive Game 7. "I think we can do a better job in front of him". "If we keep just pounding pucks. he's going to get exhausted".
With the season on the line, Trotz wanted it all from his team.
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