‘Tonight is the night’: Alex Ovechkin guarantees Caps’ first home victory in Eastern Conference Final
Alex Ovechkin, whose playoff beard is starting to make him resemble a Russian Jesus, had an opinion he wanted to share after the Capitals morning skate.
“Tonight is the night” the Caps are going to win their first home game of the Eastern Conference Final, Ovechkin said. It’s the second guarantee Ovechkin has made in the 2018 postseason. The Capitals are 7-2 on the road and just 3-5 at home.
The Capitals won Games One and Two on the road to take a commanding 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Final, but have since lost three straight games to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Monday night, they face elimination for the first time in this year’s playoff run.
“It’s two steps and you’re in the Stanley Cup Final,” Ovechkin said. “You just have to play your best. We can’t lose. They have advantage right now, but we have to win and go back to play a Game Seven in Tampa.”