For a while it looked like Washington was going to win game one in fairly convincing fashion, but the third period turned the game on its head and gave the Islanders the 1-0 lead in the series. The game itself was hard fought and physical with a lot of penalties
They didn't arrive perfectly to their first round matchup against the New York Islanders, but the Washington Capitals are arriving with momentum. After a strong showing against the Boston Bruins they grabbed the third seed. Landing them a match against their former coach Barry Trotz. Will the Caps break the
After a shaky Round-Robin Dallas Stars just managed to grab the 3rd seed in the west. It took a late equalizer and a shootout win over St Louis Blues in their final game, however, it set up a meeting with the Calgary Flames in round one of the Stanley Cup
Both teams went into the game having lost both their first 2 games. Both looking to get the 3rd seed in the playoff. For Boston who had won this year's President's Trophy, this is disappointing. Even with a strong conference it's concerning. Washington is more of what was expected.
The final round-robin game between the Dallas Stars and St. Blues saw two teams who had failed to score points in both their opening games and therefore it was a direct battle for the third seed. A game that Dallas ended up winning after a late comeback.
First Shot, First Goal:
Two years ago the Washington Capitals were on top of the world. Champions at last in 2018 and Alex Ovechkin finally hoisted Lord Stanley over his head. One year later the Capitals got stunned by a bunch of jerks in the first round. Leading game 7 with multiple goals