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Caps Look To Pull Off Another Game 7 Upset
Regardless of what the final chapter of the 2012 second round series between the Rangers and Capitals reads, everybody should respect the resilience and competitive spirit displayed by Washington. After losing a heart-breaking game in triple overtime, the Capitals bounced right back to earn a hard fought victory. Later in the series, with the team literally up with seconds to go, the Capitals gave up a game-tying goal only to once again lose in overtime. How did the Capitals respond? By going back to Washington, picking their heads up and forcing a winner-take-all Game 7 set to be played at Madison Square Garden later this weekend. With the exciting match-up between the two popular NHL franchises set to take place only a few days from now, the GPS tracking and sports experts at GPS Tracker Shop are ready to make their prediction on who will win Game 7.
New York Rangers Ready For Action
The reason why Game 7 is being played in Madison Square Garden is because the Rangers had the better regular season. Technically, they were the better team heading into the playoffs, and their body of work all season long has left them with this one advantage against Washington. The Rangers had one of the best goaltenders all season long, and he continues to play extremely well in the postseason. By playing a defensive-minded game, the Rangers are comfortable in low-scoring, tightly contested battles. This is part of the reason every game in this series has been decided by a single goal. New York a solid team that has performed well all throughout the series, but they are going to need to be more efficient on the attack if they want to move into the Conference Finals.
Washington Playing On House Money
This year's Capitals are not the offensive powerhouse, goal-scoring, choking dogs that most hockey fans are probably used to seeing, and it is because of their grit and grinding that they even have the opportunity to play in a Game 7. After shocking the defending champion Bruins in Boston, the Capitals will have to dig deep once again to try and pull off another upset on foreign ice. But can they really do it again? This sports writer believes they can, and here is why.
Washington has been playing a different type of game this postseason, one that has been centered around the stellar goal-tending of a player by the name of Braden Holtby. Holtby was a totally unknown in the hockey world up until only a couple weeks ago, but now he is leading the Capitals into a deep postseason run. If he can keep the Capitals in the game long enough for Alex Ovechkin and the offensive to play with steady aggression, the Capitals can beat a New York team that has not played all that well on home ice in these playoffs. Washington has already won on New York ice and has been very close to winning on a couple other occasions. If Ottawa can push the Rangers to 7 then the Capitals can win in 7.
All of the games played between these two teams have been close, therefore it is silly to believe that Game 7 would be any different. Expect great defense and low number of shots on goal in this game. However, when the final horn is blown, this sports writer believes that the Cinderella Capitals will move on to the next round.
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