Who is the X factor for Capitals-Lightning Game 7? Which team will win?
The Washington Capitals bested the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-0, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final, setting up Game 7 in Tampa on Wednesday night.
You’ve got to wear them down, Smith-Pelly said. Every game, if guys are going to be playing 25, 30 minutes, it’s tough when you’re getting hit every single shift. We’ve been on the body all game and all series. If it shows up in Game 7 where guys are starting to get tired, then it was all worth it.
Game 7 is Wednesday night at Tampa Bay. The winner faces the Vegas Golden Knights, who are in the Stanley Cup Final in their first season.
Alex Ovechkin, Tom Wilson and Brooks Orpik led the charge in the grueling Game 6, throwing their bodies around all night like human wrecking balls. Orpik separated Cedric Paquette from the puck twice on one shift, Ovechkin leveled rookie Yanni Gourde and Wilson was his usual self, dishing out a handful of crushing body checks.
Authentic Womens Thon Maker Jersey The Capitals outhit the Lightning 39-19 and outshot them 34-24, bruising and battering them all over the ice.
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Lamoriello, 75, was most recently the general manager for the Toronto Maple Leafs after resigning from the Devils in July 2015. It was announced April 30 that he would move to a senior adviser role with the Leafs, making way for 32-year-old assistant general manager Kyle Dubas to take over the team.
As soon as that happened, there was speculation that Lamoriello would move to the Islanders in Calle Jarnkrok Authentic Jersey some capacity. His son, Chris, is an assistant general manager with the team, having previously been a senior VP of hockey operations for the Devils. This swift move from organization to organization was expected, too; it took Lamoriello less than three months to leave the Devils after they hired Ray Shero as general manager and kicked the veteran executive upstairs. Sportsnet reported May 11 that talks were underway between Lamoriello and the Islanders.
Snow reportedly has a contract from previous owner Charles Wang with a considerable financial compensation trigger if he is removed from his job, which made removing him financially disadvantageous in previous seasons. But this season saw a significant uptick in criticism for the executive, as Snow Must Go! appeared in chants during Islanders home games and on billboards purchased by fans around Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Beyond the makeup of the front office, the biggest question mark surrounding Lamoriello’s takeover of the Islanders is what it means for star center John Tavares, who is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.