The Washington Capitals, with their 2-1 win over the New York Rangers Wednesday night, force a seventh game on Saturday. I didn’t see this big game 6 because I was at work.
But I saw the highlights.
I thought the Caps showed good intestinal fortitude by coming back with a win after experiencing a game five when they did what the Montreal Canadiens perfected last season - getting scored on with just seconds left and then losing in overtime. But they rebounded in game six, held their ground, and it seems Ovechkin has picked it up a notch. It’s about time.
So a big game seven coming up. Of course I have to work.
In other news…….
Bob Gainey is returning to whence he came, to the Dallas Stars, as an adviser to GM Joe Nieuwendyk. Gainey spent 9 years in Dallas before joining the Habs in 2003.
Maybe acquiring Scott Gomez clouds the issue somewhat, but as an executive, Bob was a fine player.
Regardless, good luck to Gainey. He played a huge role as a great Montreal Canadien defensive forward in the seventies and eighties, and we’ll always appreciate it.