Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates said there may be one change to his lineup for Game 7 Monday night at Verizon Center, but he did not disclose what it would be. "We're waiting to see," Oates said. However, Oates did confirm that injured forwards Brooks Laich and Martin Erat will not play. He also said Mike Green, who was roughed up in the scrum after the final buzzer in Game 6 Sunday, is fine. The Capitals are confident having Game 7 in their own building, where they are 3-0 in this series and 10-1 against the New York Rangers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since Game 5 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. "We're going to talk about trying to control our emotions," Oates said. "It's our building, our crowd, it's going to be exciting and you know what, you've gotta be able to try and take that energy in and just control yourself." The Capitals also have to have short memories. They were steaming after Game 6, a 1-0 loss, because of perceived missed calls by the officials, including accusations that Derek Dorsett slew-footed Mike Green late in the third period. Green instead was called for a retaliatory cross-checking penalty. Washington did not have a single power play in Game 6. The Rangers were 0-for-5.
Laich, Erat will not play for Capitals in Game 7
NHL.com | May 13