For the third year in a row, the Washington Capitals will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Washington lost the last two series, but this year feels different.
After Monday night's thrilling 6-3 win, the Washington Capitals have clinched their series against the Columbus Blue Jackets and secured their spot in the second round against - who else? The Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Washington Capitals find themselves down 2-0 in their NHL Stanley Cup playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets - but the Caps can only blame themselves for the predicament they have found themselves in.