Think the momentum is on the Capitals’ side after winning two straight games to force Game 7? Think again says Evgeni Malkin.

After what was dominating loss on Monday, Malkin was defiant going so far as to say Washington would not win Game 7.

“They think they won an easy game tonight,” Malkin said following Monday’s game. “They think they can win Game 7. I say, ‘No.’

Mark Messier, he is not.

"We have a great team,” Malkin continued. “I believe in my team. We need to understand that we’ve been in Game 7 before. We need to play the same. First period is really important. Be ready.”

You can of course file this one under the “what is he supposed to say” category, but with Game 7 on the horizon it may prove to be some good bulletin board material for Washington.

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