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Moore, Rangers staying even keel entering Game 7

by NHL.com Staff / NHL.com

New York Rangers center Dominic Moore joined NHL Live to look ahead to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Second Round against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

The winner advances to the Eastern Conference Final.

The Rangers and Capitals will play a Game 7 for the third time in four years and fourth in the past seven. New York's five straight Game 7 wins are one shy of the NHL record set by the Detroit Red Wings (1949-1964) and Boston Bruins (1983-1994). The Rangers have also won six straight Game 7s on home ice and nine straight games at the Garden when facing elimination, and could be the first NHL team to win a best-of-7 series after trailing 3-1 in consecutive years.

"I think the mood is business like," Moore said. "Everyone is pretty focused on the task at hand and trying to stay even keel about everything."

Moore is one of four Rangers (Henrik Lundqvist, Martin St. Louis, Dan Girardi) to have played in six Game 7s. He is 5-1 with four points in those games, including an assist on the Rangers' first goal of their win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round last year.

"You enjoy these kinds of moments," Moore said. "They don't come that often in your career. When you're a kid playing street hockey you're always making it a Game 7. I think all kids growing up want to be in those moments, so you just try and focus on enjoying them."

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