Caps in the Final! The Washington Capitals reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1998 by playing to their strengths and never letting go of their game plan - dismantling the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0.
The Washington Capitals have a habit of bouncing back from bad losses with strong follow-up games, and they'll need one for the Caps to keep their season alive after a frustrating 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5.
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.
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.