After getting past the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round, the Washington Capitals believe they came away from the series with a little more mental toughness.
Lars Eller missed Tuesday's practice for maintenance.
Tom Wilson is fine after leaving practice early on Tuesday, according to coach Barry Trotz.
Karl Alzner (upper body) is questionable for Game 1 of the second round against Pittsburgh.
Braden Holtby led the Capitals into the second round of the playoffs by stopping 37 of 38 shots in a tight Game 6 win over the Maple Leafs on Sunday night.
Marcus Johansson scored a late tying goal and an overtime winner in Game 6 to lead the Capitals to a wild 2-1 overtime win over the Maple Leafs on Sunday evening.
Taylor Chorney and Paul Carey are projected to be scratched for Game 6 against Toronto on Sunday.
Braden Holtby will be in net on Sunday for Game 6 against Toronto.
Alex Ovechkin isn't feeling any lingering effects from Nazem Kadri's low hit.
Karl Alzner will not play in Game 6 Sunday.
When Karl Alzner (upper body) is ready to return to the lineup, the Capitals could go with seven defensemen and 11 forwards.
Alex Ovechkin will suit up in Game 6 against Toronto on Sunday, according to head coach Barry Trotz.
It seems that despite how bad it looked, the hit on Alex Ovechkin by Nazem Kadri Friday night will not be an issue for Ovie going forward.
Justin Williams has seven career game-winning goals in the postseason.
Games 1 and 4 hero Tom Wilson was benched for a part of Game 5 Friday night.