Hello, darkness, my old friend. I’ve come to play game seven again.
The Washington Capitals were designed by the Enemy to make your life unbearable. They get dominated by the Rangers, the fall in a three-goal hole, they mount a comeback, they almost do it but fall late.
Chris Krieder scored the first and second goals of the game in the first and last minute of the first period. Jason Chimera cleaned up a rebound to get the Caps in it in the second, but Rick Nash and Dan Boyle scored early in the third to put us in blowout territory, but hold on.
Joel Ward forced a turnover and Evgeny Kuznetsov sunk it to restore some vitality to Verizon Center, then Ward did it solo– crashing the net to make it a one-goal game. A huge push late yielded nothing except stress.
Caps lose. To game seven, good ol’ gay sev, we go once more.
Well, that was a ride. I need some time to digest this, but here’s the one thing I know now: Wednesday is game seven. Every second between now and then will be punishing.
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