NHL Playoffs: Look out, Ovie’s mad

  • Alexander Ovechkin is so riled he may not sleep until Wednesday. First the no-goal call and then the chirping that got him tossed. It’s bad news for the Canes — Ovie the horse becomes Ovie the beast when he’s mad.
  • Justin William’s world-class tip in the third was just a tease for Game 7. Wednesday will be his ninth Game 7. In the other eight, he has seven goals and 14 points. And who said there’s no such thing as clutch?

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NHL Caps on the Brink of History

  • Hero to goat. Marc-Andre Fleury used to be a Conn Smythe shoe-in. Now, he’s the reason the Knights are one loss from their season ending. Crazy. He’s still the one and only reason Vegas is playing in the Final.
  • The Golden Knights have no answer for the Caps’ three franchise players — Evgeni Kuznetsov (four helpers), Alexander Ovechkin (one helper) and Nicklas Backstrom (three helpers).

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Best of Five for Lord Stanley

  • Are the Caps screwed if Evgeny Kuznetsov’s wrist is as broken as it looks? Let me rephrase that — HOW SCREWED are the Caps if that wing is busted?
  • Holy Holtby. Marc-Andre Fleury will win the Conn Smythe, win or lose, but Wednesday’s MVP was big bad Braden. That sprawling paddle save late in the third on that five-on-three PK was SportsCenter worthy.

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