Does it get any bigger than this? In what has become "the" series for puckheads and casual sports fans tonight, it will all come to a head tonight when the star-laden Capitals meet the hated Pittsburgh Penguins for a colossal Game 7 at the Phone Booth. Washington, which has won seven of eight win-or-go-home games under Gabby, is less concerned with the big picture and more focused on reaching the Eastern Conference finals.
And we all know about the lack of luck the Caps have had against the ice fowl in playoffs past. The Caps are seeking to beat Pittsburgh in a playoff series for just the second time in eight attempts. In three of the previous series that the Penguins have won the Capitals held a two-game series lead at some point (either 2-0 or 3-1). Hockey Mom says history be damned as these are so not your Grandpa's Caps (speaking of Grandpa - am thinking that Uncle Ted should have flown the boys' grandpa in and put him up in a box to root for Pittsburgh for Game 7. Told you he was bad luck for the Pens)!
The way the series has gone, HM predicts a tight game either way. Please no OT - or the Washington area hospitals will probably see a large increase in the number of calls to their cardiac lines due to playoff-induced panic attacks! As it's been said before, the boys need to play simple and safe (especially with knucklehead Bill McCreary reffing this game, oy vey).
So to kill the afternoon hours as we all work and go about our daily business with heart palpitations and palms sweatier than pinning on that first corsage, here are Ovechkin's musings on the pending mega-event:
Go Caps! Rock the Red! You CAN DO IT!