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.
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.
The Washington Capitals' backup goalie, Philipp Grubauer, has had it rough so far this season. However, he landed his first win tonight as the Capitals (13-10-1) defeated the red-hot Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 at Capital One Arena.
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.