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.
Alex Ovechkin's prediction that his team would go to Columbus and win two straight games was realized as the Capitals destroyed the Blue Jackets 4-1 to tie the Stanley Cup playoff series at 2-2. The teams head back to Washington.
For a team that's had trouble with lesser opposition, the just-finished road trip is a sign that the Washington Capitals are moving in the right direction.