Another elimination game. Nothing new for this team.
There was no question in my mind the Caps would win game 6. None. Tonight’s game? It’ll be a toss up. A lucky bounce, a crappy goal, an own goal — any of those could be the difference. A bad penalty, a fluky tip – unfortunately, Caps have been victimized by those….
It’s the playoffs. The stars have to score — see Alex and Sid this series. Or prevent scores — see great goalie play by Varly and yes, Fleury. But it comes down to the role players stepping up. The goal from Poti in the Rangers series. And of course, Steckel and his timely goals — this series and last.
Which is why when the chips are down, I’m still going with the Caps to advance to the next round.