Facing a 3-1 deficit, it looked like the Caps were done. Two wins later, however, and the series is tied heading into Washington and the Caps have all the momentum. After two dominating wins the Caps-Penguins series will all come down to a decisive Game 7 on Wednesday and it seems like everyone is jumping back on the Washington bandwagon and picking them to win the series. Well, almost everyone.

Now with both teams facing elimination, the Caps should expect their biggest challenge from Pittsburgh yet. The Penguins now share in the same desperation that has fueled the Caps. But if Nicklas Backstrom continues to lead Washington and the Caps continue to do the things that have made them successful the past two games, they will finally be able to get past Pittsburgh and the second round.

RELATED: CAPITALS vs. PENGUINS PLAYOFF PREVIEW

CAPITALS VS. PENGUINS GAME 7 HOW TO WATCH

Who: Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
What: Game 7 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Eastern Conference Second Round
When: 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 10
Where: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
Online Stream: NBCSN's live stream page. Watch Caps GameTime at 6:30 p.m. and Caps Extra following the game with CSN's live stream page here.
TV Channel: NBCSN
Radio: 1500 AM (Capitals Radio Network)

 

RELATED: STANLEY CUP POWER RANKINGS

WHEN IS CAPITALS-PENGUINS GAME 7?

The Capitals and Penguins square off in Game 7 of their 2017 second-round playoff series on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

WHAT CHANNEL IS CAPITALS-PENGUINS GAME 7 ON?

Game 7 of the Capitals-Penguins series will be broadcast on NBCSN and CBC in Canada.

WHERE CAN I STREAM CAPITALS-PENGUINS GAME 7?

Capitals-Penguins Game 7 is available to stream live here through NBCSN's live stream page. Caps GameTime and Caps Extra pre and postgame shows are available to stream live here through CSN's live stream page.

WHAT ARE THE LINES FOR CAPITALS-PENGUINS GAME 7?

Here are the projected lines for Capitals-Penguins Game 7:

CAPITALS

Forwards
Andre Burakovsky - Nicklas Backstrom - T.J. Oshie
Marcus Johansson - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Justin Williams
Alex Ovechkin - Lars Eller - Tom Wilson
Daniel Winnik - Jay Beagle

Defense
Dmitry Orlov - Matt Niskanen
Brooks Orpik - John Carlson
Nate Schmidt - Kevin Shattenkirk
Karl Alzner

Goalies
Braden Holtby starts with Philipp Grubauer as backup

Scratches
Brett Connolly, Paul Carey, Taylor Chorney

PENGUINS

Forwards
Jake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Bryan Rust
Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - Phil Kessel
Conor Sheary - Nick Bonino - Patric Hornqvist
Carl Hagelin - Matt Cullen - Carter Rowney

Defense
Ian Cole - Justin Schultz
Brian Dumoulin - Ron Hainsey
Olli Maatta - Chad Ruhwedel

Goalies
Marc-Andre Fleury starts with Tristan Jarry as backup

Scratches
Scott Wilson, Tom Kuhnhackl, Mark Streit, Trevor Daley, Matt Murray

RELATED: 2017 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS

CAPITALS-PENGUINS GAME 7 BETTING LINES

Stanley Cup Odds: Capitals 7/2 (+350), Penguins 17/4 (+425)
Game 7 Spread: Capitals -1.5
Game 7 Over/Under: 5.5 goals
Game 7 Money Line: Capitals (-180), Penguins (+160)

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