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by Paul on 05/09/12 at 02:05 PM ET
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
Teams of destiny create their own. It’s time for the Rangers to do that tonight. It’s time for the Rangers to lay down a Game 6 hammer on the Capitals and put an end to this conference semifinal.
This isn’t as much about creating breathing space before the Eastern finals as it is about playing with authority, not allowing a vulnerable opponent to get off the mat and, ultimately, showing the finish required of champions.
from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,
No matter what they’ve faced throughout these playoffs, the Capitals’ mood in practices or pregame skates has been light and loose. Even before Game 7 against Boston in the first round, the dressing room was loud with players cracking jokes among themselves and chirping reporters.
Following Wednesday’s morning skate, though, the Capitals had a more serious and reserved demeanor heading into Game 6 and facing elimination against New York.
“You don’t want season to start over for next year and you don’t want season be ended tonight,” Alex Ovechkin said. It is “gonna be do or die. Right now everybody knows and everybody understands we just can’t go home right now.”
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