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Game 7 history an ugly one for Caps

Posted on: April 26, 2010 10:16 pm
Edited on: April 26, 2010 10:18 pm
By Erin Brown

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?
Date Series Opponent Score
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)


Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2010 4:12 pm

Game 7 history an ugly one for Caps

I think that the Habs have surprised most people this year.  I had the Caps losing in the Cup anyways.  To be honest, I would love to watch the Habs win tonight.  I hate Ovechkin that much.  Logically, I should be rooting for the Caps, but I'm going for the "underdog".

Since: Apr 30, 2009
Posted on: April 28, 2010 3:51 pm

Game 7 history an ugly one for Caps

in a one on one battle i gurantee that crosby has no chance against ovechkin and he is a great leader that is why he wears the c on his jersey it is not just there because he is the best player in the nhl

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2010 3:50 pm

Game 7 history an ugly one for Caps

Caps penguins in the next round.

Since: Mar 24, 2010
Posted on: April 28, 2010 12:25 pm

Caps need a leader

When it comes down to game 7s, the Caps need a player who will take the lead and will his team to win. Having one of the best players in the world (Ovechkin) doesn't help if he can't inspire his team to take it to the next level. Matt Cooke and Max Talbot of the Pens are not brilliant players, but no. 87 gives them the push they need to come through when it counts. Myabe when Ovi grows up and learns that it's a team game and that the C on his jersey makes him responsible for the whole team, the Caps will do more than win the President's trophy. As for this year, it won't be enough.

Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: April 28, 2010 12:17 pm

Game 7 history an ugly one for Caps

I've been a huge caps fan since the 80's and I definitely want them to move on to the second round. However, if they do get will be to a great Montreal team and I will pull for them from there on out. They are mentally tough, scrappy, and Halak can be amazing. The Habs have a new fan no matter how it turns out!

Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: April 28, 2010 11:55 am

Game 7 history an ugly one for Caps

Halak will come back down to earth just like Lundquist did last year for the Rangers.  The Caps will win this game and send the pesky Habs packing.

Since: Dec 16, 2007
Posted on: April 27, 2010 12:49 pm

Game 7 history an ugly one for Caps

Couldn't have said it better.Go Habs

Since: Jan 19, 2010
Posted on: April 27, 2010 12:31 am
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Since: Jan 19, 2010
Posted on: April 27, 2010 12:31 am

Mike Green: Hard words and a soft game...

Mr. Mike Green.
Telling the media that Montreal "doesn't have much" may not have been too smart.  Especially when the guy saying it (Green) is the weakest, softest player in the tournament.  Opposing forwards stand in the Caps crease while Green wonders if he forgot to put a mint on their pillow.  Leave the rocket science work to Joe Juneau, just shaddup and stop embarassing yourself.    And Ovechkin may have been trashing Halak saying "he was shaking" from the nerves earlier in the series.. well he was shaking tonight and no OV, it wasn't nerves, it was because the whole Bell Center was rockin' - 54 SAVES!   

Not sure where OV gets to talk trash either - what exactly has he won?!  The St. Petersburg Southeastern regional consolation bubble hockey championship?!
The Smurf-sized Habs are booking your tea time.  A cucumber sandwich Mr. Green?  Why yes, how lovely!
ps.  too bad Semin missed this entire series with that severe upper and lower body injury (no heart, no balls)

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