The Capitals are in Columbus tonight to play against the Blue Jackets. Quick healthy scratch change is the only thing to note below.
Puck drop is at 7 PM. Here’s your injury report.
The Capitals are still on the road and are making a stop in Columbus to face off against the Blue Jackets. If this feels familiar, it’s because this matchup literally just happened last week. The last game between these two ended up with a 5-2 Jackets win, snapping the Capitals’ six game win streak. Here’s hoping for another road win for the Capitals and the beginning of a new streak!
We’re stickin’ with the usual 7PM puck drop and Peter will have your recap.
After a nice run on the road, the Washington Capitals had a bit of a letdown game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and they did it during our anniversary party, which was rude frankly.
Cam Atkinson scored first for the Blue Jackets, beating Braden Holtby on the near post. Ryan Murray was the beneficiary of Nick Jensen getting beat to make it 2-0 in the second period. Alex Ovechkin got a nasty backhander to crack the shutout in the third, but Columbus responded with two more goals — Nash and Bjorkstrand — to earn a 4-1 lead. Nicklas Backstrom in his big return, but Atkinson got the empty netter.
Caps lose 5-2.
The Caps are back at home and hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets. Hopefully the boys in red can extend their winning streak to seven games. We’ll be in DC for our 10th anniversary party and you should be too.
Puck drop is at 7PM. Finally a normal hour. Here is your injury report.
The Capitals have made it home after a successful 3-0 road trip. Tonight, the Columbus Blue Jackets are stopping by Capital One Arena. The Capitals are currently on a six game winning streak, we are celebrating our 10th birthday, and Nicklas Backstrom is BACK(strom) in the lineup. That last one was a reach, I apologize, but everything is looking pretty dandy these days.
Finally, the game is back to a normal time. Puck drop is at 7PM and Pete will have a recap for you.
Wednesdays can be hard for a lot of people. Middle of the week, you’re tired, and you need something to lift your spirits and carry you the rest of the day.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have heard your cries and posted an adorable video of defenseman Adam Clendening handing a puck to a little girl in the stands from their latest preseason game!
The Columbus Blue Jackets are just one win away from advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. And they might do it in a sweep against the heavily-favored, record-setting, Presidents’ Trophy-winning Tampa Bay Lightning.
That’s right. The top-seeded Lightning, who were the highest-scoring team in the NHL during the regular season, might fall to wild-card team Columbus after being outscored 12-5 so far in the first-round series.
And with the possibility of a sweep, the staff at Nationwide Arena in Columbus had to consider what many would have thought unthinkable only a few weeks ago: whether to allow Columbus fans to bring brooms into the arena.
We know the Washington Capitals will face in the first round the owner of the Eastern Conference’s first wild-card spot, but we don’t know who that is. At the dawn of the final day of the regular season, that team could be Carolina Hurricanes, the Columbus Blue Jackets, or the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Here’s a cheat sheet for how it could go down.
The Columbus Blue Jackets went all-in at the trade deadline, loading up with trades and holding onto two players on expiring contracts, forward Artemi Panarin and goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, despite their intentions to sign elsewhere this summer. It was a huge gamble for Columbus, and until Friday night we still weren’t sure it would pay off.
With a shootout win over the New York Rangers, the Columbus Blue Jackets are locked in for the playoffs. But, y’all, look how close they came to blowing it.
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