The Washington Capitals and New Jersey Devils met in both team’s last regular season game. In a tilt that still featured major playoff match up implications, the Caps were victorious and now know that they will be playing either the Columbus Blue Jackets or Philadelphia Flyers in the first round. Last recap of the 82-game regular season and you all got stuck with me!
Alex Ovechkin opened the scoring with his league leading 48th goal of the season. Nico Hischier tied things up for the Devils. Nicklas Backstrom restored the lead and Michal Kempny then added to it. Miles Wood scored to end the second and Patrick Maroon tied the game once more.
Ovi added one more. His 49th. Andre Burakovsky scored the Caps fifth.
Caps beat Devils 5-3!
I cannot imagine what these parents are going through, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy, in the Humboldt community and beyond. https://t.co/2cIn2CTy08
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 7, 2018
— Scott Drenkard (@ScottDrenkard) April 8, 2018
— Rob Carlin (@RobCarlinNBCS) April 7, 2018
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) April 7, 2018
The next time we see the Caps they will be playing in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Get ready for more extreme jubilation and devastating heartbreak.
Headline photo: Patrick McDermott
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