Two game sevens on the NHL schedule for Tuesday, April 22nd. What a treat!
On the east coast the Caps and Flyers face off, just one day after Washington forced the deciding game. Game six saw Alexander Ovechkin break free and score two third period goals, including the game winner. Now Ovechkin has another chance to play hero as the Capitals come home for game 7. Meanwhile the Flyers will be searching for game seven mentality, something they certainly lacked in game 6.
The underdog Calgary Flames are looking to deep-six history, as general consensus has San Jose as 4:1 favorites. Some are wondering if Jarome Iginla will drop the gloves, a bit of a game 7 tradition for him. Meanwhile I'm sure Mike Keenan is hoping somehow Kristian Huselius' horse can win another million dollar race, as the Swede had his best game of the playoffs in game 6. San Jose will likely dress veteran Jeremy Roenick. The battle tested warrior was a surprise scratch for game 6, a game which San Jose could have really used his sense of urgency, wasting an opportunity to extinguish the Flames.
I originally picked Washington and San Jose to win these series', but I was also on record saying that Calgary and Philadelphia were the most likely upset winners of round one. I guess I should stay with my original predictions, but I'm really tempted to select at least Philadelphia to move on.