Perhaps Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich thinks that saying something makes it so. Or maybe he's a believer in the power of positive thinking.
Laich used the phrase ''keep moving forward'' over and over again - five times in all - on Tuesday while discussing how he and his teammates need to recover and regroup from a potentially devastating loss to the New York Rangers if the Capitals are going to avoid elimination in Game 6 on Wednesday night.
The top-seeded Rangers lead the series 3-2, one victory from reaching the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 1997, when a certain guy by the name of Wayne Gretzky was on the team.
''We want to close it out and get this over with. It's a lot easier said than done,'' Rangers forward Brad Richards said. ''We want to be as desperate as they are.''
With No. 7-seeded Washington on the verge of taking control of the semifinal series Monday night, Richards tied Game 5 with less than 10 seconds left, and Marc Staal won it a...