Here is an interesting stat that may speak volumes about how far the Capitals have come in the postseason.
Alex Ovechkin has played in four Game 7s in his seven-year career with the Capitals.
Hes recorded four points in those games, winning one and losing three.
NBC hockey analyst Pierre McGuire is not going to hedge bets on who will win Game 7 between the Capitals and Boston Bruins Wednesday night at TD Garden, but he will say this:
Three times last spring Tim Thomas and the Bruins walked across the hot coals of a Game 7 and came away on the right side of the handshake line.