The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals played Game 7 Wednesday Night in the nation’s capital. Marc-Andre Fleury would start for the Penguins. Braden Holtby would start for the Capitals. David Warsofsky, Trevor Daley, Kevin Porter, Garrett Wilson, Frank Corrado, Cameron Gaunce, Tom Sestito, Mark Streit, Tom Kuhnhackl, Jean-Sebastien Dea, Oskar Sundqvist, Daniel Sprong, Josh Archibald, Dominik Simon, Derrick Pouliot, Carl Hagelin, Sean Maguire, and Tristan Jarry would be the scratches for the Penguins. Taylor Chorney, Brett Connolly, and Paul Carey would be the scratches for the Capitals.
Evgeni Malkin would get called for tripping at 5:47 of the first. Tom Wilson would get called for tripping at 16:06. The Penguins would have 10 shots to the Capitals 8 in the 1st.
Bryan Rust would score 8:49 into the second to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Jake Guentzel and Sidney Crosby would get the assists. Patric Hornqvist would get called for high stick at 10:37. The Capitals would have 15 shots to the Penguins 7 in the 2nd.
Patric Hornqvist would score at 4:14 of the third to make it 2-0. Justin Schultz would get the lone assist. John Carlson would get called for slashing at 6:50. Scott Wilson and Brooks Orpik would get 5 for fighting at 9:33. Holtby would go to the bench at 17:45 to give the caps an extra attacker. The Penguins would have 11 shots to the Capitals 6 in the 3rd.
The Penguins would go 0 for 2 on the powerplay and kill both penalties. Marc-Andre would make 29 saves in a shutout. Bryan Rust and Patric Hornqvist would each have a goal. Jake Guentzel, Sidney Crosby, and Justin Schultz would each have and assist. The Penguins win the series 4 games to 3 and will play the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Ottawa Senators in Pittsburgh.