The Washington Capitals have staved off utter humiliation with an effort that they should be proud of. The 3-2 victory ensures that this first-round series will at least have to go five games.
The Caps outshot the Isles 29 to 26 and out-attempted them at five-on-five 48 to 27.
29 teams in NHL history have overcome 3-1 holes in a playoff series.
Most recent: SJS over VGK (2019)
Caps have been involved in the most of any team with seven of those. Three since 2009.
2009: WSH (4) – NYR (3)
2010: MTL (4) – WSH (3)
2015: NYR (4) – WSH (3)
— Chris Cerullo (@CJC_95) August 19, 2020
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