May 9, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals defenseman Roman Hamrlik (44) and New York Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) battle for the puck during the first period in game six in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
The Washington Capitals and New York Rangers face off in the conference semfinals' only Game 7.
The Washington Capitals dropped Game 5 of their series against the New York Rangers in heartbreaking fashion, giving up game-tying and game-winning goals less than two minutes apart on a major penalty power play. They bounced back in Game 6, with Brayden Holtby putting together a great performance in a 2-1 win that forced Game 7. On Saturday night, the two teams meet at Madison Square Garden, where they will play for the right to play the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference finals.
The home team has won each of the last two games in the series, but home ice advantage doesn't seem to matter much in this series. Both teams got road splits in the first four games, and the Capitals led until the final seven seconds of their last game at MSG.
No. 7 Washington Capitals at No. 1 New York Rangers
7:30 p.m. ET -- Game 7, Eastern Conference Semifinals | Series tied 3-3
National TV: NBC Sports Network, CBC, RDS
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