Well, here we are. Game 7 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals. You'll hear plenty of people say "it had to end like this." Those people are cardiologists in the two cities, looking at new vacation homes based on the business they'll do on Thursday.
For the Pens and Caps fans, it's a "chewing fingernails down to the wrist" night of nerves. If you want to see how we got here, check out the game-by-game look at Sidney Crosby(notes) vs. Alexander Ovechkin(notes) we published this morning.
We'll be live-blogging this bad boy beginning at 7 p.m. EST, featuring Wyshynski at the arena, Leahy at wit's end and introducing (at least to the PD audience) Mr. Matt Sussman, a nomadic minstrel who occasionally bathes and can be seen at Deadspin, Blogcritics, and the Toledo Free Press.
Let's hope for a proper finish. Game on!