By denying the New Jersey Devils a point in game 82 (and by virtue of Nashville’s win over Columbus tonight), the Washington Capitals have earned the right to play the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. This will be the first time these franchises have met in the postseason.
— NHL (@NHL) April 8, 2018
The Caps won three of four games against the Jackets this season, splitting goals evenly 12 apiece.
WSH vs CBJ during 5v5 play this season pic.twitter.com/v5R0uFicB7
— Good Tweet Pete 🌮 (@peterhassett) April 8, 2018
Here’s how they stack up.
|Record||45-30-7 (15th)||49-26-7 (6th)|
|Shot Attempt %||51.6% (11th)||48.2% (24th)|
|PDO||100.3 (14th)||101.5 (4th)|
|Power Play||17.3% (24th)||22.7% (7th)|
|Penalty Kill||76.5% (25th)||80.2% (16th)|
We’ll let you know when the schedule is available, but the series will likely begin on Wednesday.
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