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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) scores on Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) during the first period of Game 5 in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J.Puskar)

Ottawa edges Pittsburgh to force deciding Game 7

May 23, 2017 | WNST Staff

Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third to give the Senators a 2-1 victory.

Nashville Predators players including defenseman P.K. Subban, right, celebrate with goalie Pekka Rinne, of Finland, left, after winning Game 6 of the Western Conference final against the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Monday, May 22, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Nashville reaches first Stanley Cup Final, ousts Anaheim in six

May 22, 2017 | WNST Staff

The Predators will play either defending champion Pittsburgh or Ottawa for the Stanley Cup.

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) scores on Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (41) during the first period of Game 5 in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J.Puskar)

Pittsburgh strikes early, routs Ottawa 7-0 to take 3-2 lead

May 21, 2017 | WNST Staff

The Penguins are one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final.

FILE - In this April 8, 2017, file photo, Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin skates during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins, in Boston. With Ovechkin's ice time and Braden Holtby's workload down, the  Capitals are well-positioned for a Stanley Cup run. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson, File)

Ovechkin played through hamstring, knee injuries in playoffs

May 12, 2017 | WNST Staff

The 31-year-old captain had eight points in 13 playoff games as Washington was eliminated before the conference finals for the ninth time in as many chances.

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8) backhands a pass with Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) behind him during the period of Game 6 in an NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal hockey game in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Ovechkin finished playoffs with lower-body injury

May 11, 2017 | WNST Staff

Ovechkin finished the playoffs dealing with a lower-body injury that required pain-numbing injections, the Russian Hockey Federation said.

Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Conor Sheary (43) and right wing Patric Hornqvist (72), from Sweden, celebrate with center Nick Bonino (13) after Hornqvist's goal during the third period of Game 7 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinal against the Washington Capitals, Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Washington. The Penguins won 2-0. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Penguins 2, Capitals 0 final box score

May 11, 2017 | WNST Staff

Washington again came up short in a Game 7.

ovechkin

Caps shut out by Pittsburgh in Game 7 to end season

May 11, 2017 | WNST Staff

“Plenty of chances to score. Just didn’t do it. Made a couple mistakes, and it cost us.”

Ovi Pens

Do or Die: Caps, Pittsburgh gear up for Game 7 on Wednesday night

May 10, 2017 | WNST Staff

“It’s right where we want it right now.”

Burkie Game 6

Caps Dominate Game Six To Even Up The Series

May 09, 2017 | Ed Frankovic

The Caps race out to a 5-0 lead in game six in Pittsburgh. They have now rallied from three games to one down to force a game 7 on Wednesday night.

Jojo Rebound

Caps, Pittsburgh hit reset for pivotal Game 6

May 08, 2017 | WNST Staff

“We can’t think about Game 7. We just focus on Game 6 right now.”