A decade after they made their first abbreviated kick at playing for Lord Stanley's Cup, Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom and their teammates made it to the final with a flourish on Wednesday night in Tampa. The Caps laid a 4-0 whitewashing on the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final series, advancing to the Stanley Cup final for the first time in 20 years.
Twenty years after their only previous trip to the Stanley Cup final series, the Capitals are finally heading back. Washington blanked the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final series on Wednesday in Tampa, sending the Caps to the Cup final to face the nascent Vegas Golden Knights.
It's one game, one game for the right to keep playing for one more round, the round that matters most. The Caps play their 101st game of the season tonight in Tampa when they face the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final series. The winner of Wednesday's game moves on to the Stanley Cup final to face the Vegas Golden Knights beginning on Monday.
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Monday night's Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final series brought the best out of the Capitals. Facing elimination from the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time this spring, the Caps put together an outstanding performance in every facet of the game in a 3-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Facing elimination from the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time this spring, the Caps turned a do or die into do and fly with a 3-0 win over the Lightning in Monday night's Game 6 at Capital One Arena. Washington's win squares the series at three games each, and the Caps will fly to Florida for a decisive Game 7 in Tampa on Wednesday night.
The winner of that Game 7 earns a date with the Vegas Golden Knights in the Cup final series.
Washington opened its 2017-18 pursuit of the Stanley Cup on Oct. 5 against the Senators in Ottawa. Tonight, the Caps will play their 100th game of the season - including regular season and playoffs - and they must win it if they're to play in a 101st game on Wednesday night in Tampa.