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.
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.
Lars Eller scored his second goal in as many games, Evgeny Kuznetsov added an insurance marker, and Philipp Grubauer made 37 saves as the Capitals took care of business with a 3-1 win over the Canucks on Tuesday night.
Spurred on by the reunion of Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on the Capitals' top line, Washington is looking to string two solid wins in a row against the on-fire Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday evening.