If the Caps want to beat the New York Islanders in Game Seven and move on to the next round, a fast start would go a long way.
The Capitals do not believe a Game 7 stage is too big for them.
New coach, new year, same result. Through six games, the Capitals and the New York Islanders are deadlocked at three wins apiece and will need Game 7 to decide the victor.
Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals have made a habit of playing in Game Sevens. They have not, however, made a habit of winning them.