Tonight’s Game Seven marks one of the most important games in the history of the Washington Capitals, and comes a year to the day since the Caps were eliminated in Game Six at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tonight the Capitals have a shot at redemption, again facing Pittsburgh in the second round with a chance to move on in this winner-take-all showdown.
After falling behind in the series three games to one, Washington rallied in Games Five and Six with nine combined goals to force a seventh game at home. With a victory tonight, the Caps will move on to the Conference Finals, becoming the first DC sports team to do so since 1998. After years of disappointing playoff exits, the Capitals have the chance tonight to reserve the narrative of second round collapses and take a major stride in their journey toward the ultimate goal: The Stanley Cup.
Reader Caitlyn Johannes made a Capitals hype video to mark this critical Wednesday-night matchup. Take a look, and GET PUMPED.