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Blues lean on 'cool customer' Binnington in G7 win

Rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington started the season in the minor leagues and finished it hoisting the Stanley Cup, capping an unlikely path to the first title in Blues franchise history.

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Canadiens send P.K. Subban to Predators for Shea Weber in blockbuster trade - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators have completed a blockbuster trade of superstar defensemen. The Habs have dealt P.K . Last week, Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin had constantly said he had no desire to trade Subban,

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Penguins capture Stanley Cup with Game 6 win over Sharks | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Penguins and Sharks played an intense, brilliant Game 6 right to the end.

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Gordie Howe, an NHL icon known as 'Mr. Hockey,' dies at 88 - CBSSports.com

'Mr. Hockey' will be remembered as one of the greatest players who ever lived

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Penguins defeat Sharks in OT, take 2-0 Stanley Cup Final lead

Conor Sheary scored his second goal of the Final, propelling the Penguins to a 2-1 overtime victory. They remained too fast and too tenacious defensively for the San Jose Sharks; and now, they’re two wins away from hoisting hockey’s Holy Grail.

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Bonino scores late, role guys star again as Pens take Game 1 – ProHockeyTalk

Nick Bonino's late goal helped Pittsburgh defeat San Jose 3-2 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

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Pavelski, Ward carry Sharks within a win of finals - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: (The Sports Xchange) - Joe Pavelski scored his second goal of the game 16 seconds into the third period as the San Jose Sharks beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Monday to put them one win away from their first Stanley Cup finals. Leading

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Burns, Sharks burn Blues, tie series 1-1 – ProHockeyTalk

The San Jose Sharks handled the St. Louis Blues in just about every way to tie the Western Conference Final 1-1.

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Darryl Sutter and Kings agree to terms on new contract - LA Times

Weeks of rumors, gossip and speculation about his future will officially end Friday when the Kings announce a contract extension for Coach Darryl Sutter .

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NHL Playoffs Takeaways: Stars, Predators each force a Game 7

Here are the key takeaways from Monday night's playoff games.

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NHL Playoffs Takeaways: Lightning bounce Isles, get back to East finals - CBSSports.com

The Lightning are headed back to the Eastern Conference finals after dispatching the Islanders in five games.

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Pavelski's 2 goals lead Sharks past Predators in Game 5

Joe Pavelski scored two goals and the San Jose Sharks bounced back from a triple-overtime loss to beat the Nashville Predators 5-1 on Saturday night to take a 3-2 series lead.

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Conn Smythe Watch: Who's leading the NHL playoff MVP race?

Here’s how we see the field through Thursday night’s games. Please keep in mind that for the Conn Smythe Watch, we weigh candidates more if their teams appear headed to advancement.

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Series tied 2-2 as Predators beat Sharks 4-3 in triple OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Fisher ended his own personal playoff drought with his first overtime goal in 12 years, giving the exhausted Nashville Predators plenty to celebrate. Fisher scored his second goal at 11:12…

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Jack Capuano unhappy with hit that led to Lightning OT winner | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Jack Capuano’s frustration was evident following the New York Islanders’ Game 3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Capitals' Orpik suspended three games for 'excessively late' hit

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has been suspended for three games for a hit on Saturday night.

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WATCH: Blues win Game 2 in OT after costly Stars penalty - CBSSports.com

Antoine Roussel's penalty in overtime gave David Backes an opportunity to score the game winning goal for the St. Louis Blues.

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NHL Playoff Takeaways: Murray shines as Penguins tie Capitals - CBSSports.com

Matt Murray came through again for the Pittsburgh Penguins as they tied their series with the Washington Capitals. The Tampa Bay Lightning also had a huge game from Jonathan Drouin as they did the same against the New York Islanders. Here are your playoff

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Dallas Stars speed away from St. Louis Blues to take Game 1 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Stars started the game hot and continued to pour it on, outshooting the Blues 14-6 in the first period and then 17-11 in the second period.

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T.J. Oshie finishes hat trick in OT, gives Capitals Game 1 win | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: T.J. Oshie completed his hat trick to help give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory in Game 1 of their divisional semifinal against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Predators force franchise's 1st Game 7, beat Ducks 3-1 - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: By treating their elimination game like a Game 7, the Nashville Predators finally have pushed a playoff series to a seventh game. Now they want to go back to Anaheim and finish off the Ducks. James Neal scored the winning goal late in t

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NHL Playoffs Takeaways: Capitals, Stars and Islanders move on - CBSSports.com

Here are the key takeaways from all of Sunday's action in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Blackhawks come back, beat Blues in epic Game 6: 5 key moments

The Blackhawks defeated the Blues in one of the most dramatic games of the postseason to date. Here are the key moments that made it such an entertaining game:

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Henrik Lundqvist pulled again, Penguins eliminate Rangers in Game 5 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Henrik Lundqvist was pulled in back-to-back playoff games. That’s pretty much all you’d need to know about how the New York Rangers fared against the Pittsburgh Penguins in their divisional semifinal playoff series.

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Sharks eliminate LA Kings with Game 5 win | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Kings and Sharks played one another in Game 5 of their series at Staples Center on Friday.

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Why Joe Thornton is running wild on LA Kings (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: At some point you have to accept that even at his age, Joe Thornton is going to be able to push most teams around.

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Stayin’ alive: Kane beats Blues in double OT, forces Game 6 – ProHockeyTalk

It took Patrick Kane a while to make his mark on this series. But when he did, he made it count. Kane scored the double-OT winner against the Blues on Thursday night, giving the 'Hawks a 4-3 win while staving off elimination, forcing a Game 6 back in Chic

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WATCH: Lightning F Alex Killorn's late goal eliminates Red Wings - CBSSports.com

Alex Killorn sent the Tampa Bay Lightning to the second round of the playoffs and eliminated the Detroit Red Wings.

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NHL Playoffs takeaways: Blackhawks, Red Wings pushed to brink - CBSSports.com

Here are some of the big takeaways from Tuesday night's action in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Lightning ‘never gave up’ on Jonathan Drouin, Game 4 hero | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: "I'm unbelievably proud of the way he's handled himself with our team, our staff," said Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper, via Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times.

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King's Pearson nets OT winner to beat Sharks

Dustin Brown helped set up a Kings win by launching Sharks forward Joonas Donskoi.

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Brian Elliott, late power play give Blues Game 3 win over Hawks | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Blues forward Jaden Schwartz fired the game-winner at the 13:22 mark of the third period.

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Johnson strikes again as Lightning take 2-0 lead

Tyler Johnson scored a pair of third-period goals Friday to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 to even their first-round playoff series at 1-1.

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Rapid Reaction: San Jose Sharks 2, Los Angeles Kings 1

The visiting San Jose Sharks are headed home with two victories in the bag after duplicating another solid road effort in Saturday night's 2-1 win over the frustrated Los Angeles Kings.

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Johnson scores twice, Lightning beat Red Wings 5-2 - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Tyler Johnson is giving the Detroit Red Wings fits again. The Tampa Bay center, whose playmaking ability was one of the keys to the Lightning's run to last year's Stanley Cup Final, scored two third-period goals and also had a pair of a

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Jaromir Jagr passes Gordie Howe for third in NHL points (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: It was Jagr’s 1,851st point of his NHL career in his 1,613th career game. Howe reached 1,850 points in 1,767 games. Jagr’s assist was his 49th point of the season, which leads the Panthers.

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MVP John Scott and his fans overwhelm oblivious NHL, again | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Said Jaromir Jagr: “If somebody’s very unwanted, he becomes [a] hero. That’s why I love it. There was the story. The guy was unwanted from the NHL and I think from the NHL, whatever happened today I think it’s probably [one of]

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Chicago Blackhawks trade Patrick Sharp to Dallas Stars | For The Win

You knew it was coming. Patrick Sharp is no longer a Chicago Blackhawk. The team announced via press release on social media that Sharp, 33, who has been an integral part of the Blackhawks' three Stanley Cup wins in the last six seasons, has been traded t

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Justin Williams wants to help Washington Capitals find Stanley Cup Playoffs success - NHL Free Agency 2015

Justin Williams' family was happy with his decision to sign with the Washington Capitals; now Williams will try to get them over the playoff hump.

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Los Angeles Kings terminate contract of Mike Richards

The Los Angeles Kings, citing a "material breach," have terminated the contract of two-time Stanley Cup champion Mike Richards on Monday.

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LA Kings, Tyler Toffoli agree to terms on two-year contract | FOX Sports

Two more years of Tyler Toffoli with the LA Kings, the team announced on Friday.

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NHL Draft Los Angeles Kings acquire Milan Lucic from Boston Bruins | FOX Sports

The Los Angeles Kings are moving and shaking in advance of Friday night's NHL Draft. General manager Dean Lombardi announced Friday that the Kings have acquired forward Milan Lucic from the Boston Bruins in exchange for goalie Martin Jones, defenseman Col

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Blackhawks win Stanley Cup at home for first time in 77 years

Star winger Patrick Kane had a goal, his first of the Stanley Cup Final, and an assist on defenseman Duncan Keith's goal to fuel the victory.

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Conn Smythe Watch: Duncan Keith vs. everyone else | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Welcome our Conn Smythe Watch. This one is a just a glimpse at the current picture. Last list's ranking is next to each name. Who are the current favorites for playoff MVP? Glad you asked.

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Blackhawks one win from Stanley Cup after Game 5 victory over Lightning

The Blackhawks are one win away from their third Stanley Cup since 2010 and a chance at a modern-day NHL salary cap era dynasty.

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Brandon Saad, Jonathan Toews come up clutch for Blackhawks in Game 4 win

The Lightning was without starting goaltender Ben Bishop, who was scratched in favor of 20-year-old rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy.

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Lightning's secondary scoring coming through at the right time | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: CHICAGO — You don’t win championships without depth. While the Tampa Bay Lightning were carried through three rounds thanks to their top two lines, the rest of the pack are showing up at the right time, which is why they hold a 2-1

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Despite mystery ailment, Bishop steals win for Tampa Bay - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Ben Bishop's long white goalie pads were laid face down in front of his empty locker, a skate left splayed behind each one. To say it looked like the Tampa Bay netminder was in a hurry to escape the scene of a crime would hardly be an e

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Young Lightning learn from mistakes, zap Blackhawks in Game 2 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final took place Saturday night in Tampa, Florida.

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Blackhawks overcome Tampa's hot start in Game 1 Cup Final win

Tampa walloped Chicago early using its speed game to jump out to an early lead. But the Blackhawks never let the Lightning get too far ahead. Chicago never lost its composure and eventually regained the lead with a third period comeback to take Game 1, 2-

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The Wysh List - Reasons the Blackhawks will win the Cup | Watch the video - Yahoo Sports

Watch the video The Wysh List - Reasons the Blackhawks will win the Cup on Yahoo Sports . Yahoo Sports' Greg Wyshynski gives his reasons why he thinks Chicago is destined for a dynasty.

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Blackhawks vs. Lightning: How much do you love this Stanley Cup Final matchup?

The Lightning are at peak swagger right now. They’ve gone through the two best goalies currently drawing oxygen on this planet. With due respect to Corey Crawford’s strong play in the conference final, they’re going to look down the ice and mutter,

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Blackhawks advance to Stanley Cup Final, Toews leads Game 7 win

Simply put: The Blackhawks stars were the difference in the last two games of the series.

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Ben Bishop sends Tampa to Stanley Cup Final with Game 7 shutout | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: It’s time to bring back that “Stanley Needs a Tan” slogan from Tampa’s 2004 Cup run. The Lightning is headed back to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since it won it all that season after winning the NHL's Eastern Confer

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Stanley Cup Final schedule released; Game 7 set for June 17

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final will take place on Wednesday, June 3, with a potential Game 7 taking place on Wednesday, June 17.

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Duncan Keith, Chicago Blackhawks force Game 7 with powerful performance

The war of attrition in the Western Conference Final has been a battle of two different types of strengths: Anaheim’s depth versus Chicago’s skill and survivalist instinct.

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NY Rangers rout Lightning, chase Bishop in Game 6 to avoid elimination

he New York Rangers faced elimination in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final on Tuesday night, so they did what they do best in the playoffs: Force a Game 7.

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Beleskey scores in OT, Ducks beat Chicago 5-4 in wild Game 5 - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Monday night in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. Chicago captain Jonathan Toews scored two stunning goals

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Lightning shock Rangers in Game 5, one win away from Cup Final

NEW YORK – The Tampa Bay Lightning finally shut down the New York Rangers’ offense, got another star performance from Steven Stamkos and are now one win away from playing for the Stanley Cup.

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Antoine Vermette plays hero as Blackhawks beat Ducks in double-OT | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Antoine Vermette went from a healthy scratch in Game 3 to the double-overtime hero of Game 4 of the Western Conference Final.

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Rick Nash scores twice as Rangers even series with Lightning

A pair of second period goals from Chris Kreider and Keith Yandle 1:48 apart propelled the New York Rangers to 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4.

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Andersen stops 27, Ducks take 2-1 lead

Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau knew the answer without having to ask the question. ''Nobody mentioned anything,'' Boudreau said after the Ducks' 2-1 victory over the Blackhawks on Thursday night, ''because they all wanted

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Nikita Kucherov's OT goal gives Lightning wild 6-5 victory over Rangers

An overtime goal from Nikita Kucherov helped give the Tampa Bay Lightning a wild 6-5 win over the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final. Tampa now leads the series 2-1 with Game 3 on Friday at Amalie Arena.

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Marcus Kruger daggers Ducks in triple OT thriller

Game 2 of the Western Conference Final was a physical and spirited affair between the Anaheim Ducks and Chicago Blackhawks

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Tyler Johnson hat trick fuels Lightning’s Game 2 rout of Rangers

The Tampa Bay Lightning emphatically thumped the New York Rangers in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Final, using a Tyler Johnson hat trick and three special teams goals in a 6-2 victory to even their series at 1-1.

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Ducks beat Blackhawks 4-1 in West opener

Hampus Lindholm, Nate Thompson and Jakob Silfverberg each had a goal and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks opened the Western Conference finals with a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. Frederik Andersen made 32 saves and Kyle Palmieri also

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NY Rangers win Game 1 of East Final, top Lightning on late goal

With the score tied 1-1 on Saturday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Rangers forward Kevin Hayes fought through a check by former Ranger Ryan Callahan, and then sent a pass that deflected off of former Lightning forward Dominic Moore for a 2-1 l

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Rangers eliminate Capitals with thrilling Game 7 OT win

Thus ended another Rangers vs. Capitals series in Game 7. It was the fourth time in five series between the teams since 2009 that went seven. The Rangers had won the last two, in the 2012 semifinals and the 2013 quarterfinals.

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Lightning close out Canadiens in Game 6, advance to Eastern Conference Final

It took a couple of games more than they wanted, but the Tampa Bay Lightning finally eliminated the Montreal Canadiens to move on to the Eastern Conference.

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Ducks eliminate Flames: What you need to know about Game 5

Everything you need to know about the Anaheim Ducks Game 5 win over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night. With the win, the Ducks will move on to face the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Final.

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Kreider scores 2, Rangers hold off Caps 4-3 to force Game 7 - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Once merely 101 seconds from having their season end, then forced to hold off a furious Game 6 rally, Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers are now one victory away from returning to the Eastern Conference finals. Kreider scored 40 sec

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Rangers vs. Capitals recap: What you need to know about Game 6 - CBSSports.com

Everything you need to know about the New York Rangers' Game 6 win on Sunday night against the Washington Capitals to force a Game 7.