Several Wizards players cheered on the Capitals in their Game 7 win over the Islanders, and Trotz said the District’s professional teams will build off one another’s success.
Kuznetsov and Ward each scored goals as Washington advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the first time in three seasons, defeating New York, 2-1.
Glencross had missed the previous three games a healthy scratch. He replaces rookie center Michael Latta, who played in Game 1 but sat the next two.
In recent years, the do-or-die scenario has been fatal, as the Capitals have been defeated, occasionally in humiliating fashion, in four of the last five occasions they have hosted the deciding game.
Eight players were handed a total of 24 penalty minutes after a skirmish broke out at the end of the Islanders’ 3-1 victory over the Capitals on Saturday.