Caps banish history to force Game 7

Updated: May 10, 2012, 9:19 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

WASHINGTON -- Maybe history is just stuff that happened the other day; something you have to kick to the side to get on with more important matters.

In the case of the Washington Capitals, the more important stuff turned out to be forcing a Game 7 on Saturday in Manhattan by virtue of a 2-1 victory in Game 6 against the New York Rangers.

And getting there meant confronting a rather nasty piece of recent history along the way.

One of the main storylines heading into Game 6 was ...

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