Nicklas Backstrom is leading the Capitals with six goals and 13 points, but it has been the depth players doing the most damage lately. As for the Caps, they are a much stronger team when they are patient with the puck.
The heavier Capitals seem to be wearing down the Penguins, who lost defenseman Kris Letang and goalie Matt Murray before the series.
It goes without saying, but the Penguins (or any hockey team for that matter) can not win without shooting the puck. Not that it bothers the Capitals. "Two, I've never been past the second round".
I dont know if theres any hump to get over, said Trotz, who is 1-1 with the Capitals in two Game 7 opportunities in 2015. The Penguins won 5-2 and then took Game 7 at home to advance to the Stanley Cup final. If they want to have the chance to defend their Stanley Cup championship, they need to get back to what they do best.
Even when they trailed 3-1 in the series, the Capitals didn't feel defeated.
GONE IN A NEW YORK MINUTE: Less than two minutes from closing out the New York Rangers in Game 5 in 2015, the Capitals allowed New York's Chris Kreider to tie it late in regulation.
- Marc-Andre Fleury has a.901 save percentage in five Game 7 appearances in his career, but that number is hurt by one performance.
A hit involving Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is throwing the NHL's concussion protocol under a microscope during the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Pittsburgh Coach Mike Sullivan tinkered with his lines after Game 5, reuniting Carl Hagelin, Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel, who played an instrumental part in the team's Cup run last spring. Guentzel had a plus three Corsi-differential - although his goal came off a pass from Crosby - while Malkin's differential was plus four.
None of it worked as Washington pushed the Penguins around.
Penguins star? Sidney Crosby again took a nasty hit, this time going headfirst into the boards near the end of the first period. On the bench he was in obvious distress and the PPG Paints Arena turned into the world's largest waiting room, 18,000-plus waiting to see if Crosby would take that long walk down to the dressing room for examination by the medical staff. By then the Capitals already had a 1-0 lead on Oshie's fourth of the playoffs.
This time, there would be no response by the Penguins. Even if he's an MVP-caliber player with a history of concussions. Caps coach Barry Trotz pushed all the right buttons in this series after the Game 4 loss.
He didn't. His teammates noticed and the Capitals responded with back-to-back wins, extending the best-of-7 series. Washington needs to go into Game 7 with the mentality that matching minors are as risky as giving up a power play and avoid it at all costs. The Capitals have forced the Pittsburgh Penguins into a victor take all showdown on Wednesday in Verizon.
Remember their ability? Appearing Monday, for maybe the first time since the postseason began, was the best team in hockey over the course of 82 games. "Early in the series a few breakdowns hurt us and they capitalized on them".
"We were sort of stuck in that two- and three-goal area and in a very important moment in the third period obviously in an important game, our guys delivered against him, so I think that gives us a boost of confidence".
NEXT GAME: The Capitals will look for their first Game 7 victory over the Penguins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Chad Ruhwedel filled in. But in order for Washington to guarantee a spot in the conference final, its best player will need to find the back of the net.
Next global cyber-attack likely on Monday
German rail operator Deutsche Bahn said some electronic signs at stations announcing arrivals and departures were infected. The interior ministry said on its website that around 1,000 computers had been infected but it had localized the virus.
It had been that way since Monday, Garcia said. "I try to be as genuine as I can be and as honest as possible". Ballesteros, who won the Masters twice and took three British Opens, was Garcia's boyhood idol.
Jon Rahm of Spain, the best newcomer on the PGA Tour, was five shots behind when he started and missed the 54-hole cut with an 82. The adulation between the player and golf community may never be as strongly felt as here at the Sawgrass Country Club.
Cadena Sandoval le menciona que el gobernador (Miguel Ángel Yunes) quiere que se apruebe un presupuesto, del que no da más detalles; sin embargo, asegura que Morena no lo aprobará, pues: "nosotros no aprobamos nada".
Since its launching, the Belt and Road Initiative has received warm responses and support from the worldwide community. Other leaders at the gathering included Premier Paolo Gentiloni of Italy and President Michelle Bachelet of Chile.
The Crown relied partly on encrypted messages it said were exchanged by the men in the months leading up to the shooting. Court heard how Nero, Caputo and Alkhalil conspired and often chatted by email about their intention to kill Raposo.
Another WHO spokesman, Eric Kabambi, said: "The case is in a very remote zone, very forested, so we are a little lucky". A wider outbreak occurred in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in 2014-2015, killing more than 11,000 people.
Kendall, meanwhile, seemed to be the center of attention, with her bare butt making the rounds on Bella Hadid's Instagram Story. Kylie Jenner didn't forget to take an "annual bathroom selfie" when attending the 2017 Met Gala on Monday night, May 1.
Beal, who started the game 0-7 from three-point range knocked down his first of the game late in the fourth to cut into the lead. While that series probably needed to go seven games, this one between budding rivals in the Celtics and Wizards absolutely did.
En este juego de vuelta , los 'Rayados' no pudieron acortar la desventaja de 4-1 que sufrieron en la ida. Con el triunfo, el Tigres, campeón vigente, se apuntó como el primer semifinalista del torneo mexicano.
Wenger: Arsenal do not compare ourselves to Spurs
Arsene Wenger said Arsenal have higher ambitions than to compare themselves to Spurs following defeat in the North London derby. Spurs defeated Arsenal 2-0 on Sunday and closed the gap between themselves and Premier League leaders Chelsea to four points.
Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Hit-Run Driver In Wilmington
Anyone with information is asked to contact Delaware State Police at 1-800-TIP-3333, online or by texting "DSP" to 274637. Police say they don't know if alcohol or drug use on behalf of the man walking on the highway was a factor in the crash.
Nations fight cyberattack; UK focuses on hospitals
The hunt was on for the culprits behind the assault, which was being described as the biggest-ever cyber ransom attack. It initially said 16 NHS organizations had reported being hit, and more reports came in as the day went on.
Europol: Ransomware attack is of unprecedented level
According to Director General of Police N Sambasiva Rao, systems using the Windows operating system were hit by the cyber attack. Elsewhere in Europe, the attack hit companies including Spain's Telefonica, a global broadband and telecommunications company.
Otra vez niegan amparo a Belinda
Hace unos meses, un juez federal le negó un amparo a la cantante, en el que solicitaba cancelar una audiencia en la Procuraduría General de la República .
Tlaxcala, otro equipo de grupo Pachuca al Ascenso MX
Asimismo, una de las figuras más destacadas de este conjunto es Sebastián Fassi, hijo del directivo de los Tuzos, Andrés Fassi . A mitad de semana, los Coyotes, dirigidos por Silvio Rudman hicieron valer la localía y se habían adelantado en la serie, 3-0.