Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/25/12 at 11:48 AM ET
from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
The Washington Capitals have done well in their first-round series against the reigning Stanley Cup champion Bruins, and they’ve proven the wise guys wrong by playing hard-nosed, playoff-style hockey.
The Caps and Bruins have battled through six one-goal games with the seventh and deciding matchup on tap Wednesday night – the first time in Stanley Cup playoff history that two teams have played six consecutive one-goal games. But Game 7 is what separates the men from the boys, and it’s something the B’s excelled at last year.
Boston players like Zdeno Chara and Tim Thomas had previously struggled in Game 7, but flipped that on its head last season as the Bruins became the only team in NHL history to post three Game 7 victories en route to winning the Cup.
There’s no secret to Game 7 success, as the Bruin players tell anybody who’ll listen. It simply comes down to confidence, poise and self-control under the greatest pressure cooker the NHL can concoct.
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