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Of course, the Bruins are too, and they get the home-ice advantage. But as Ovechkin noted, each Game 7 for the Caps since 2008 was played at Verizon Center.

Going on the road could help, but the captain doesn’t think it’s substantially less pressure.

“It’s pressure all the time when it’s the seventh game,” Ovechkin said. “I think pressure for us … is probably the same. Because if you lose, you go home.”