Sunday night, the Edmonton Oilers demolished (seriously, this isn’t an exaggeration at all) the Anaheim Ducks and forced the first Game Seven of the 2016-17 postseason. Monday night, the Washington Capitals have the chance to be the second team in the 2016-17 postseason to do so. All they have to do is win tonight in Pittsburgh. Simple.
The Capitals will need to play some impeccable hockey tonight against not only the disadvantage of being on the road, but also against the return of the HBK line.
Penguins lead the series 3-2.
Puck drop is at 7:30 PM on NBCSN. We’ll see you then.
|Team||Record||SA%||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|Washington Capitals||55-19-8||53.2%||102.7||23.1% (4th)||83.8% (7th)|
|Pittsburgh Penguins||50-21-11||50.7%||101.6||23.1% (3rd)||79.8% (20th)|
You know exactly what’s goin’ on. An Ovi on the third and a 7 D.
The good boys:
Burakovsky – Backstrom – Oshie
Johansson – Kuznetsov – Williams
Ovechkin – Eller – Wilson
Winnik – Beagle – Carey
Orlov – Niskanen
Orpik – Carlson
Schmidt – Shattenkirk
The baddest boys:
Sheary – Crosby – Hornqvist
Guentzel – Malkin– Rust
Hagelin – Bonino– Kessel
Kunitz – Cullen– Kuhnhackl/Wilson
Dumoulin – Hainsey
Maatta – Ruhwedel (?)
Cole – Schultz
This guy. Firing off inspirational quotes and takin’ a peek at what the other guys are up to juuuuust in case.
Barry Trotz on Game 6: “There’s no room for anybody not to be at their best. All it’s going to take is all we have.”
— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) May 7, 2017
Barry Trotz on Caps playoffs narrative: “The past is what it is. We can’t change it but we can change our future.”
— Katie Brown (@katiebhockey) May 8, 2017
Barry Trotz gets a peek at Penguins morning skate pic.twitter.com/MjhIYvb0u3
— Jonathan Bombulie (@BombulieTrib) May 8, 2017
The Capitals are 13-15 all-time in Game 6s, 9-10 on the road and 6-7 when trailing 3-2.
— Ted Starkey (@TedStarkey) May 8, 2017
After Kyle Turris scored the game winning goal for the Ottawa Senators against the New York Rangers, he raced to a ballroom of 300 of his friends to join the Capital City Condors at their end of season banquet. Turris and his wife regularly attend Condors’ practices and events during the year. Turris joined the team as honorary captain back in 2012. The Capital City Condors are a family of ice hockey teams for those who are unable to play on any other hockey team due to a developmental disability.
Headline photo: Nick Wass
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