After losing two straight to the Blue Jackets, the Washington Capitals found their footing and won four straight to close out their first-round series in six games.
The Capitals outscored the Blue Jackets 17-9 in those victories and scored power-play goals in every game of the series.
Barry Trotz is feeling the Capitals vibe and will not make any changes headed into Round Two against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Via the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan:
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) April 25, 2018
The only news of note is that TJ Oshie is still too banged up to practice. It appears he will continue his routine of only taking the ice for games.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 25, 2018
The Caps-Pens matchup is the eleventh time the two teams have faced each other in the postseason – a franchise record for Washington. Game One begins at 7 PM on Thursday.
Here are some more Round One notes from the Capitals PR.
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