The return of Joel Ward could prove big for the Capitals while they will need big time efforts from Nicklas Backstrom and Troy Brouwer this go around with the Rangers. This series is a lot less predictable than the previous matchups of these clubs and could go either way. This series could wind up being a sweep for either team, or could go the distance, with either team winning. In his seventh season, this is Ovechkin's time to dominate. After failing to lead his team to a Game seven victory against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden last year, expect the Great 8 to come out on fire Thursday night in The District in front of a raucous crowd.