In his three years as Washington Capitals coach, there is one thing Bruce Boudreau has not figured out: how to get his squad to close out a playoff series before Game 7.
Washington will face a Game 7 for the fourth time in as many playoff series on Wednesday. The Capitals are 1-2 in that span. Overall, Washington is 2-6 all-time in Game 7s, with both wins coming on home ice.
However, when the Capitals have entered Game 6 with a 3-2 lead and lost, they have never gone on to win Game 7. This has occurrred three times in Capitals history -- once against the New York Islanders in 1987, and twice against the Pittsburgh Penguins, in 1992 and 1995.
|Unlucky No. 7?|
|April 28, 2010||Conf. Quarterfinal||Montreal||?|
|May 13 2009||Conf. Semifinal||Pittsburgh||L, 6-2|
|April 28, 2009||Conf. Quarterfinal||N.Y. Rangers||W, 2-1|
|April 22, 2008||Conf. Quarterfinal||Philadelphia||L, 3-2 (OT)|