The Washington Capitals came into Sunday's Game 6 against the Boston Bruins with a chance to wrap up their first round series and advance to the next round of the Playoffs. They lost 4-3 in overtime and now they must head back to Boston for Game 7 on Wednesday. Our Capitals blog Japers' Rink is already looking ahead to that game.
The Bruins are battle tested, at home, and will be confident. The Caps... have broken hearts time and again when it comes down to game 7 situations. Through this series the Caps have proven that they can certainly play with the Bruins, now they just need to go out there and prove it again. Hopefully they can also show he fans that playoff history doesn't matter.
It would have been nice for the Caps to win this game and not worry about a decisive game in hostile territory, but they are lucky that they have another opportunity to close out the defending Stanley Cup Champions. Nobody thought it would be easy, but the Capitals still have a chance, and that's really all that matters.
We'll have plenty more on these games and the rest of the 2012 NHL Playoffs on SB Nation D.C., so keep it locked to this StoryStream for all the latest news and updates. For more news, analysis, and discussion on Capitals hockey, please head over to Japers' Rink. For the opponent's perspective all series, check out Stanley Cup of Chowder. You can also head over to the SB Nation NHL hub page for more on hockey news as the playoffs begin.