Any kind of comeback now starts with Game 4 in New York. Three teams have recovered from an 0-3 hole to win an NHL series.
It was one of the more unusual goals you’ll see during these NHL Playoffs, but it’s the goal that has the Boston Bruins up 3-0 on the New York Rangers and just one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals.
Silverman: The Rangers have an opportunity in Game 1 to set the tone of the series. The Bruins are still in the clouds after their seventh-game miracle comeback vs. Toronto.
“I am not saying there was a phone call from [the league], but someone just wanted Game 7,” Alex Ovechkin told a reporter after the Caps’ Game 7 defeat, seemingly blaming the league for his team even being in an elimination game. But was officiating really Washington’s biggest issue?
What would playoff hockey be without the Rangers playing the Capitals?
The Capitals overcame adversity throughout the regular season, a trend which has followed them into the playoffs. They’re staring down the barrel of a Game 7 with a team that finished 17 points ahead of them in the regular season standings, but if previous records have any say in the process, the Caps shouldn’t have come this far anyways.