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When given the opportunity to succumb to their grisly Game 7 history, the Capitals stuck to their game plan and finished off the Islanders.
The Lightning refused to deviate from the plan, utilizing their skill and speed to force a winner-takes-all Game 7 against the Red Wings.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Washington Capitals exorcised some significant playoff demons by edging the plucky New York Islanders 2-1 in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference first-round series on Monday night.
Tyler Johnson scored twice and the Lightning survive another day by forcing a Game 7 against the Red Wings.
The Kings' Drew Doughty, the Sens' Erik Karlsson and the Habs' P.K. Subban are finalists for the Norris Trophy, awarded to the top defenseman.
1. Tonight’s game marks the first Game 7 between the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals since the 1987 Patrick Division Semifinals on April 18, 1987.
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings look to pull off the upset and close out the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 at Joe Louis Arena on Monday night, while the Bolts aim to force a Game 7 and send the series back to home ice.
WASHINGTON -- Game 7s: They never get old.Unless, of course, you rarely win one, which has been the problem for the Washington Capitals, who host the New York Islanders on Monday night in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
The history that the Isles and Caps have been chasing won't matter when one team forges a new narrative in Game 7.
The Red Wings are suceeding because they're smothering Steven Stamkos and the Lightning.
Carey Price decided to put the breaks on another Senators fairy tale and booked the Canadiens' ticket to the second round.
The Wild are not satisfied with just eliminating the Blues. They believe this is the start of something special.
The Canadiens survived a gutsy Senators squad to advance to the second round, ending a magical run by Ottawa.
The Chicago Blackhawks will play the Minnesota Wild in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.The Wild clinched their berth to the second round Sunday by eliminating the St.
Here are five keys for the Chicago Blackhawks to defeat the Minnesota Wild in their upcoming second-round series.