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The Caps will face the Rangers tonight for all the first-round marbles. Here is a collection of the best words uttered about Game 7.

“I kind of thought that right from the beginning of the series that it was going to be a long one. The fact that we went up 2-0, I thought that was great, but I knew that wasn’t the case. Game 7 against this team is kind of normal now, so we’re ready for it.” – Karl Alzner

“What frustration? We [didn’t] lose the series.” – Alex Ovechkin

“If you lose two in overtime, you’re close. It’s just a bounce and you win it, so we know we can do it.” – Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist

“We’re not carrying the momentum in the series right now, obviously, but we’re going back to our rink. We’re going to have our fans behind us. We’re going to be at home. All those details will add up. These other situations are when you’ve got to look at the regular season and what you did to put yourself in this spot.” – Matt Hendricks

“The margin of error is very slim. You want to minimize it as much as possible. Hopefully we’ll start off a little bit better [Monday] and draw blood first.” – Adam Oates

“Caps Game 7. Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm duh ill be there.” – Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, on Twitter