Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Joel Ward #29 of the Nashville Predators looks on during warm-up prior to their NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center on November 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Predators defeated the Kings 3-1. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
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...
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