Ep.165: Win Or Go Home

Jon Press joins the show to discuss how the Capitals have managed to claw back into their series and force a Game7 against the Penguins, the importance of game planning for your opponent and optimal lineup management come the postseason, and the ramifications the result of the upcoming do-or-die contest could have on what the Capitals look like moving forward.

The topics covered include:

1:00 Washington’s dominant Game 6 performance
3:24 Adapting stylistically to your opponent
7:54 How this postseason differs from past ones
10:03 The impact of coaching in the playoffs
14:49 Barry Trotz’s adjustments
18:19 Splitting up Ovechkin and Backstrom
23:19 Andre Burakovsky entering the spotlight
26:08 The window to win with this particular team
30:17 The emotional rollercoaster of a Game 7

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