The Boston Bruins are headed into their fourth Game 7 in the past two seasons. The Bruins came out of the 2011 playoffs unscathed by the all-deciding seventh game, but this time they are without the clutch goal-scoring ability of forward Nathan Horton.
The Capitals have put up a great fight over the first six games, with three overtime finishes and each game decided by just one goal. There's been a lot of buzz surrounding Wednesday night's Game 7, and the excitment is only expected to grow as we inch closer to game time.
Washington goalie Braden Holtby has matched Tim Thomas' brilliant netminding so far, and Alex Ovechkin has seemed to raise his level of play, leading the Caps with five points (two goals and three assists) this postseason.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the ice, Rich Peverley has been Boston's most productive offensive player, notching five points (three goals and two assists) in the six games. Peverley is doing a tremendous job filling in for the injured Horton, but the B's will need more from some of their other offensive stars in order to move onto the second round.
Tyler Seguin's game-winning goal in Game 6 looked to have lifted the Bruins offense out of their apparent rut, but it's still to be seen if the B's have truly re-emerged.
Puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, with all the action coming to you live on NESN. But everyone continues to wonder, who will take home the decisive win?