Capitals Punishment: Tonight’s Capitals-Bruins game is the 141st Game 7 in NHL history. Washington has been less than stellar in these situations, posting a 2-7 record. Of the 22 all-time NHL franchises with at least five Game 7 appearances, only the Sabres (1-6) and Coyotes (0-5) are worse.
No Doubting Thomas: If Tim Thomas can hold the Capitals off the scoreboard, he will become the first goalie in NHL history to record three Game 7 shutouts. Only two other goalies have registered two such shutouts (Patrick Roy and Curtis Joseph). Thomas shut out the Lightning and Canucks in Game 7s last season.