The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals are going into overtime in Game 7. Here’s another chance to stream the action, which is also airing on NBCSN:
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OK, with that out of the way, things were starting to get pretty nasty in the third period. Brooks Orpik’s huge hit on Dan Boyle had a lot to do with it. These are hockey players, though, so they’re more accustomed to pulling out their own teeth than they likely are with Game 7 pressure.
Kevin Hayes has had quite a game, scoring the 1-1 goal and practicing some self dentistry:
Are we sure that big kid’s a rookie?
Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has a reputation for landing bone-rattling hits. He did so against New York Rangers blueliner Dan Boyle during the third period of Game 7.
More than a few people believe Orpik should have received an elbowing or roughing penalty for the huge check, but there was no whistle:
Here’s the hit in GIF form:
It’s been a tough series for Boyle, who was shaken up by a Nicklas Backstrom hit just moments before the Capitals beat the buzzer to win Game 1:
Apparently Rick Nash isn’t happy about that hit:
The Washington Capitals kept taking penalties until the New York Rangers finally burned them for their mistakes in the second period of Game 7.
Washington took three straight penalties, including two back-to-back infractions by Mike Green, but Braden Holtby kept them in it despite some strong Rangers chances. Finally, J.T. Miller’s beautiful setup opened the door for arguably the biggest goal of big forward Kevin Hayes’ career:
With that, the score is 1-1 and the plot thickens.