One thing is certain about the Capitals’ chances to finally break free of the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in the Ovechkin era: they need to stay out of the penalty box.
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.
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.
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