The Washington Capitals have to be getting frustrated by the New York Rangers by now. After back-to-back series losses, both in seven games to New York back in 2012 and 2013, the Caps had the Rangers on the ropes in this year's series, leading 3-1 in the series. The Caps have allowed the President's Trophy winners to creep back in the series, having tied Game 5 late and winning in overtime, then holding on for a 4-3 win in Game 6.
Washington is trying to win their second in this year's playoffs. Ovechkin's career record in Game 7 is 3-5, but the gr8 is showing confidence going into Wednesday's game:
“We’re going to come back and win the series,” said Ovechkin. "We have to play better. We have chances, but we have to make one or two steps," Ovechkin said. "It starts with myself. I have to create more opportunities in front of the net, use the body and try to get the shot through."
Ovechkin had a great start to the series, beating Henrik Lundqvist with a bullet shot, and was caught mic'd up saying, "all series baby, all series." Ovechkin has failed to score since and Washington's power play is 0 for their last 10, after carrying the best power play in the regular season.
The Capitals have let 3-1 series leads slip to a Game 7 four times in franchise history and have lost all four times. Ovechkin's guarantee will have to come true for that trend to end. Game 7 is Wednesday night from Madison Square Garden.