After taking a 3-1 lead in their second round series against the Rangers, the Caps lost game six 4-3 in front of their home fans on Sunday night and now must play in another excruciating game seven on Wednesday.
Despite the Caps’ history of choking in the playoffs– they have blown 3-1 series leads four times, the most in NHL history– Alex Ovechkin believes this Caps team is different. Despite winning only three of their last 14 series-clinching games, he believes they can return to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 1998. And he’s not considering any other friggin’ result.
Check out what he said after the game tonight.
Ovechkin: "We almost tie the game and the character of this group, it shows a lot. We’re going to come back and win the series."
— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) May 11, 2015
Strong final words from Alex Ovechkin: "We’re gonna play our game and we’re gonna come back and we’re gonna play Montreal or Tampa…"
— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) May 11, 2015
That’s our captain: thinking and saying the right things.
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