The Washington Capitals needed the win Tuesday night in order to stay alive in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The Caps and Penguins met for game six at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The game started off rough for Washington as they were down 3-0 late into the second period. In order to keep the seven game series going, the Capitals had to make a comeback. The Penguins only needed one more W to advance to the Eastern Conference Final. Feeling the importance and urgency of it all, the Capitals finally turned it on more than halfway through the game.Right wing T.J. Oshie scored goal number one for the Caps during the power play.

Their second goal came way of 34-year-old Right Winger Justin Williams. The goal that tied it all up before the buzzer was courtesy of number 74,John Carlson.

Overtime yet again

This was the third OT game that these two teams played during this series. In game 1, the Caps got the 4-3 win in OT and in game 4, the Penguins won in overtime, 3-2. But it was last nights game, game six, that the Capitals needed to win in order to keep the series going. Unfortunately for the Caps, Penguins Center Nick Bonino scored 6:32 into overtime to give the Pens the game, and series, win.

Eastern Conference Finals

After last nights win, Pittsburgh advances to play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final.

That seven game series kicks off on Friday, May 13 in Pittsburgh. Tampa Bay advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals after winning four straight games against the New York Islanders. The first game of the series against the Islanders and Lightning went to the Islanders with a 5-3 win. After that, the Lightning dominated the ice with four consecutive wins, winning 4-1 in game two, 5-4 in OT in game three, 2-1 in game 4, and a huge, shutout win of 4-0 in game five.

The rest of the schedules for the Eastern Conference Final and Western Conference Finalwill be released on May 11 after the completion of game seven of the Second Round series between the St. Louis Blues and the Dallas Stars.

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