November 17, 2019

Washington Capitals Game 7 Re-Cap: So close, yet so far away

In the end, in Game 7, the Washington Capitals just didn’t play very well.

It was a one-goal game, as everyone should have expected. But it really wasn’t all that close. The New York Rangers scored just 1:32 into the game and controlled much of the play the rest of the way, beating the Caps 2-1 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

The Rangers will go on to face the New Jersey Devils in the conference finals, and the Capitals go on to face uncertainty and questions about their immediate and long-term future.

In every game this series, the team that scored first won, and Game 7 was no different. The Caps fell behind and never really righted themselves, though the shots on goal were even through the first frame. But as the game wore on, the Rangers continued to frustrate the Caps. [Read more…]

Washington Capitals Game Seven Re-Cap: Caps Survive, Advance; Joel Ward Hero

Incredible.

There’s no other way to describe the feeling of the Washington Capitals knocking off the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins, in overtime of Game Seven, on their home ice.

Joel Ward? He’ll never have to pay for a drink in the city again, living up to his reputation earned last season as a playoff hero. He joins his coach, Dale Hunter, and Sergei Fedorov as the only players to score a Game Seven game-winning goal in Washington Capitals history.

Hunter becomes the only man in NHL history to score an overtime Game Seven winner and coach one. [Read more…]

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