ECSF Game 7: Caps @ Rangers. 7:30pm. MSG. 5.12.2012 (Grab Your Sack Edition)
Radio: 1500AM, 820AM, XM and Caps Radio Network
Pre-Game: Two-Man Advantage at 3 p.m., John Walton’s one-on-one audio with Dale Hunter at 3 p.m. on washingtoncaps.com.
Washington Capitals (42-32-8), 92 points
New York Rangers (51-24-7), 109 points
Game 7, Eastern Conference semifinal series (Series is even, 3-3)
It has been exactly two weeks since the Capitals and New York Rangers started their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series. On Saturday in New York, the Caps and Blueshirts will play the deciding Game 7 of their series, determining which of them goes on to meet the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference final.
The Caps opened their 2012 pursuit of the Stanley Cup exactly a month ago in Boston. Washington navigated its way through that series, winning Game 7 on the road in overtime to move on to their second-round series with the Rangers.
Having that positive Game 7 road experience against the Bruins on their résumé is an asset for the Capitals. This time around, Washington is facing a New York team that won Game 7 in its own building in the first round of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.