Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Milbury, Jones pick Capitals to beat Penguins in Game 7


On Monday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins captain had another scary moment on the ice when crashed head first into the boards during the first period of Game 6 against the Washington Capitals.

"All it's going to take is all we have", Trotz said Sunday.

Holding two-goal leads in the postseason has been a tenuous proposition at best, with 13 times teams letting them away so far in the postseason. Crawford came up woozy and clearly needed to undergo post-concussion protocol, but he stayed in the game after a brief check from a trainer. "The last two games they have dominated". I think that's up to you guys to understand all that different stuff. As per NBC, that's the most-watched early-round Stanley Cup Playoff game in people meter history, which dates back to 1993.

Whether it was Marc-Andre Fleury stopping Ovechkin on a breakaway in 2009, Jaroslav Halak stopping 41 of 42 shots in 2010, losing by one goal to the New York Rangers in 2012, getting shut out by the Rangers in 2013 or losing in overtime at the Rangers in 2015, Game 7 just hasnt been kind to the Capitals. "We just have to worry about winning one game".

Fleury had stopped 133 of 142 shots through four games, making a mockery out of the core fundamental of hockey that having the puck more and putting it on net leads to success.

The Penguins will start by shaking the lines up for Game 7. I'd say it's more foolish to pass up the best team in the National Hockey League as an underdog in their most important spot of the season. "If you're looking for a test when you're coming back that's a good one".

A 5-4 overtime loss Saturday - after the Senators scored the tying goal with 1:26 left in the third period on a shot that bounced off three Rangers before trickling across the goal line - put NY on the brink of elimination.

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EDMONTON, Alberta - Leon Draisaitl had three goals and two assists, Mark Letestu added two goals and two assists, and Edmonton cruised past Anaheim to force a decisive Game 7 in their Western Conference semifinal series.

The current Capitals have been bolstered since the move of star Ovechkin from the first line to the third line before Game 5. The NHL did this because players are obstinate and stubborn and singularly focused on playing the game.

"The last three games weren't our best, but the best part about it is we have a Game 7 and we have another opportunity to close out the series". If it was administered between periods, that's a failure of the system; players aren't supposed to be sent back out onto the ice until they're cleared.

"If they go through the protocol then I usually get notified by our medical staff, that's the process", Sullivan said. "That's a game we thought we probably should have had". "We know that's not going to be the exact same story".

For a Game 7 of this magnitude, there's no telling what product each team will put on the ice. These post-concussion tests may not be ideal - National Football League players have admitted to cheating to beat the tests, so that's possible in hockey, too - but having so many loopholes shows it's little more than window dressing in the end. Washington scored in every period, scored twice on the power play, was ideal on the penalty kill, and needed just 26 shots on goal to score five times.

In the span of 80 minutes - from the third period of Game 5 through a one-sided Washington victory in Game 6 Monday - whatever open ice Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the rest of the defending Stanley Cup champions enjoyed while building a 3-1 series lead effectively disappeared.

Consider that the shaky goalie was once Washington's Braden Holtby, yanked after two periods of the second game.

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