Posted by stevegm
Generally agree here, Steve, especially about the Caps being the more physical team in the corners, owning the boards, etc.
However, it's also true that the B's have persevered to this point while also being pretty snakebit/or the Caps getting lucky themselves i.e. a great number of hit posts and crossbars (3 alone for Boston in Game 5) that arguably could have ended the series by now in the B's favor. I think the Caps have been on the end of a few of those as well and that just speaks to the overall even-ness of this series.
I'm not at all cocky about game 7, and not saying the B's are a lock by a long shot...however, I do feel that having expected them to lose in game 6, and with the Caps having all the momentum on their side--at home, tying up the game 3 separate time including late and forcing OT, sensing blood in the water, and NOT being able to finish the deal--has to play in the Bruins' favor heading into game 7.
The extra rest til Wed. should also help players like Bergeron and Krejci (he was affected by that glass falling on him; don;'t care what the "official" word was) get healthier...and now the pressure is more on Washington than on the B's. They had the Bruins exactly where they wanted them and couldn't finish. That doesn't mean they definitely lose game 7, but it does look better for Boston going in.
(Not to mention that OT winner by Seguin may just be the breakthrough he needed to start scoring almost at will.)