The Capitals are no stranger to Game 7s in the Alex Ovechkin era. Winning them? That's not as easy.
Things got chippy at the end of Capitals-Islanders on Saturday afternoon. Will that carry over to Game 7? Jill Sorenson and Chuck Gormley discuss.
When the Capitals look back on Saturday’s 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders, they will remember missed opportunities.

Team talk


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      4/20E. FehrUpper-body injury (day-to-day)
      10/22J. ErskineNeck surgery (IR)
      10/7D. OrlovWrist (IR)
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      Sat, Apr 25
      NY Islanders1023
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      Final Boxscore
      Series tied 3-3
      Three Stars
      1: Nikolay Kulemin, NYI (1G)
      2: John Tavares, NYI (1G, 1A)
      3: Cal Clutterbuck, NYI (1G)
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      4/25NYIL 1-3
      4/23vs. NYIW 5-1
      4/21NYIW 2-1
      4/19NYIL 1-2
      4/17vs. NYIW 4-3
      4/15vs. NYIL 1-4
      4/11vs. NYRL 2-4
      4/8vs. BosW 3-0
      4/5DetW 2-1
      4/4OttL 3-4
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      Capitals - Team News
      Braden Holtby - G
      The Washington Capitals cannot blame Braden Holtby for a 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders in... Holtby was sharp in defeat, stopping 35 out of 37 shots. The game-winner was probably a defensive lapse more than anything, but the series goes to a decisive Game 7...
      Apr 25 6:27PM Read More
      Alex Ovechkin - W
      Alex Ovechkin made his presence felt in Game 6, yet the Washington Capitals failed in putting... Ovechkin grabbed an assist on Washington's only goal. He also avoided a penalty despite a highly questionable check on John Tavares, which backfired as Nikolay Kulemin...
      Apr 25 6:23PM Read More
      Jay Beagle - W
      Jay Beagle had two assists in Washington's 5-1 win against the New York Islanders in Game 5 on... Beagle has three assists in five playoff contests. That represents a career high for him as he was previously limited to a point over seven games in Washington's 2013...
      Apr 24 11:46AM Read More
      Marcus Johansson - W
      Marcus Johansson had two assists in Washington's 5-1 victory on Thursday. Johansson was also credited with four hits in 15:30 minutes of ice time. He now has three points in five playoff contests in 2015.
      Apr 24 11:44AM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby was sharp with 22 saves on 23 shots on Thursday night to lead the Caps to a 5-1... Holtby allowed three goals in a Game 1 loss and missed Game 2 because he was sick, but the 25-year-old has been excellent since then. Holtby has led the Caps to two straight...
      Apr 23 10:06PM Read More
      Evgeny Kuznetsov - C
      Evgeny Kuznetsov led the way for Washington in Game 5, scoring a goal and two assists to help... The 22-year-old speedster was shut out the first four games of the series with a minus-three rating, so Thursday's performance certainly boosted Kuznetsov's stock. Kuznetsov...
      Apr 23 9:53PM Read More
      Curtis Glencross - W
      Forward Curtis Glencross and goalie Justin Peters will be scratched for Thursday's Game Five... This will be Glencross' second straight benching of the series, suggesting that he may have to get comfortable in Coach Trotz' doghouse as 20 year old rookie Andre...
      Apr 23 6:01PM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby will get the start in Game Five against the New York Islanders on Thursday night. Holtby has turned away 99 of 105 shots sent his way through the three games he's played, which includes a pair of Quality Starts as well. However the Capitals are 1-2 with...
      Apr 23 5:53PM Read More
      Philipp Grubauer - G
      Philipp Grubauer served as Braden Holby's understudy for Games 3 and 4 after he played in Game... Coach Barry Trotz decided to go with Grubauer instead of Justin Peters when Holtby was ill and all three of them will stick with the Capitals for the rest of the series. ...
      Apr 23 4:04PM Read More
      Alex Ovechkin - W
      Alex Ovechkin found the back of the net and registered an assist in the Capitals' 2-1 overtime... The Islanders held Ovechkin to three shots on goal in Game 3, but they couldn't contain him Tuesday night. Ovechkin now has three points in four playoff contests. The...
      Apr 22 11:44AM Read More
      Braden Holtby - G
      Braden Holtby was superb on Tuesday as he blocked 36 of 37 shots en route to a 2-1 overtime... After he struggled in Game 1 of the series and missed the second contest due to illness, Holtby has now posted back-to-back solid efforts and has helped the Capitals tie the...
      Apr 21 11:18PM Read More
      Nicklas Backstrom - C
      Nicklas Backstrom lifted the Capitals to a 2-1 overtime victory against the Islanders Tuesday... Backstrom registered a goal and an assist in the pivotal Game Four effort, as did his linemate Alex Ovechkin. The clutch performance evens the series at 2-2 with Game Five...
      Apr 21 11:15PM Read More
      Andre Burakovsky - W
      Andre Burakovsky will skate on the third line in Tuesday's Game Four against the New York... Burakovsky will play to the left of Jay Beagle and Troy Brouwer, as he tags in for the injured Eric Fehr. The young rookie Burakovsky has had a good opening campaign,...
      Apr 21 7:19PM Read More
      Curtis Glencross - W
      Curtis Glencross will be a late scratch for Tuesday's Game Four against the New York Islanders... A surprising turn of events as the Capitals acquired Glencross at the trade deadline. A closer look at his numbers shows that the veteran winger has posted just seven points...
      Apr 21 7:13PM Read More
      Michael Latta - C
      Michael Latta will tag in for Curtis Glencross and center the fourth line against the NY... Unfortunately, Latta does not have much fantasy value as he has put up just 10 points, 80 PIMs, and 105 hits in 70 career games over the last two regular seasons. However...
      Apr 21 6:04PM Read More

      Team Stats

      Washington Capitals Regular Season Stats
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      Skater Stats
      LWAlex Ovechkin81532881
      CNicklas Backstrom82186078
      DJohn Carlson82124355
      CMarcus Johansson82202747
      DMike Green72103545
      RWTroy Brouwer82212243
      CEvgeny Kuznetsov80112637
      LWCurtis Glencross71132235
      RWJoel Ward82191534
      RWEric Fehr75191433
      Goaltender Stats
      Braden Holtby7342472.22412010
      Justin Peters126463.25361
      * = Rookie Player
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