In Game 6's the Washington Capitals have a perfect record since the lockout. They have also had a perfect record in game 6 on the road. When things seem to be at their worst, the Capitals play at their best. For a third post season series in a row, they will have to once again climb out of a three games to two hole.
The difference between the first two series would be that in this series they are playing the Eastern Conference Champions of a season ago. A team that has faced down teams for elimination and got the job done. And the Pittsburgh Penguins know what is coming for game six.
"This is a position for both teams where our desperation has to be there to finish it," Sidney Crosby talked to reporters. "For them, they want to stay alive. I'm sure you'll see two desperate teams. For us, we have to make sure we're matching it."
"You have two teams that really want to win," Bruce Boudreau said. "The will is there in both teams and I think the want is there in both teams. Whoever executes the best is going to win."
"It's not over yet," vowed Alex Ovechkin. "If somebody thinks it's over, it's not over. We're gonna come back here again Game 7. That's our goal."