Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals is tonight at 8 p.m. ET at Capital One Arena. The Tampa Bay Lightning have a 3-2 series advantage and will try to advance to the Stanley Cup Final by eliminating the Washington Capitals.
The Caps are not only trying to extend their season but also trying to avoid making the wrong kind of history. Washington jumped out to a 2-0 series lead before losing the past three games. Since 1974-75, only two teams out of 41 have won the first two games of a conference final or league semifinal and failed to advance to the next round per ESPN.