The Capitals are going to the playoffs. (Examiner)
The Washington Capitals pulled off the almost impossible on Tuesday night inside Verizon Center, defeating the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 to complete a miraculous turnaround and clinch the Southeast Division and a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Getting goals from Matt Hendricks, Jason Chimera, Mathieu Perreault, Nicklas Backstrom, and then an empty-netter from Alex Ovechkin, the team fought off constant Jets advances and found a way to get the job done, just like they have for the last six weeks. As mentioned, the win means that the Caps are locked in to the playoffs and the third seed in the Conference by virtue of winning their Division. I repeat: the Capitals are going to the Stanley Cup Playoffs!
The Capitals sure made this one interesting. After a dominant first period that saw them jump out to a two-goal lead, the Jets, desperate, clawed back to tie it and had the Capitals on their heels. Two goals from Washington would restore their cushion, but another Winnipeg goal and then a late power play for the visiting side made things very nerve-racking as the clock wound down. You don’t like to see this big of a game have the two big lapses that the Capitals had in this game, but in the end the win is all that matters.no comments