The Rangers took care of business in their first round series, dispatching the Penguins in only five games.
The stakes are high in Game 6, not just because of the series but because it could very well be the last game ever at Nassau Coliseum. The Capitals are OK with that.
Each of the Capitals' last three playoff series has gone seven games. They want this one to end in six.
Barry Trotz knows better than to fix something that isn’t broken and that’s why, following Thursday night’s convincing 5-1 win over the New York Islanders, the Capitals practiced with the exact same line combinations at Nassau Coliseum on Friday afternoon.
The Caps will have the chance Saturday to close the door forever on Nassau Coliseum, but the historical implications of Game 6 remain far from the team's mind.