Alexander Ovechkin Assuring a Game Seven

Chris MillerCorrespondent IMay 11, 2009

WASHINGTON - MAY 09:  Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals wins the affection of his fans during the pregame warm ups against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 9, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington,  DC.  (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)

Things haven't been going well for the Washington Capitals lately.

Alexander Ovechkin believes their early success in the series is bound to return, and according to him, it will.

"We're going to come back here (Washington) again, Game Seven."

Sounds like a guarantee doesn't it?

We've seen and heard of too many guarantees over the last few years, players blurting out the words of undoubted victory that is surely to occur.

But this is Ovechkin.  People listen.

The Penguins go into Game Six with the mindset that hasn't changed since Game One—stop Ovechkin.

They've succeeded, and they've failed.  Keeping a superstar sniper in the dark over the course of a seven game series is impossible.  The Penguins don't expect perfection.  They've failed to achieve it more often than not.

Ovechkin has zoomed in on the cross-hairs seven times thus far in the series.  For the Penguins to close the series out, they'll have to stop Ovechkin one more time.

It won't be easy.

Ovechkin will have his team more focused for this game than any other in the series to date.  Additionally, the supporting cast of the Capitals have been nonexistent so far. 

Someone is bound to break out, but the clock is ticking.

Remember, Washington trailed the New York Rangers 3-1.  They've had their backs against the wall before.

But this is a Pittsburgh Penguins team, not a New York Rangers squad.

For Ovechkin and the Capitals, it won't be easy.

For a list of reasons of how Washington created their deficit, jump to 5 Reasons Why Pittsburgh Took Control of The Series.