Capitals Eliminate Blue Jackets; Will Face Penguins Again in Round 2

Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Torterella guaranteed a Game 6 win his team at home against the Washington Capitals, but would it go as planned? The Capitals wouldn’t listen to him as they took care of business with a 6-3 win against the Blue Jackets. Washington won this series 4-2. They will face the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second-round for the third consecutive season in the postseason.

Dmitry Orlov scored the lone goal for the Washington Capitals in the first period. Nick Foligno scored a goal for the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second period. Alex Ovechkin scored two goals in the second-period for the Capitals and one of them was on the power play.

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored a goal 2:25 into the third-period for Columbus. Devante Smith-Pelly and Chandler Stephenson (short handed) scored in a span of 1:24 in the third-period for Washington. Nick Foligno scored another goal for the Blue Jackets in the third. Lars Eller put the icing on the cake with 14 seconds remaining for the Capitals on an empty-net goal.

Braden Holtby was outstanding for the Capitals once again and he made 35 saves. Sergei Bobrovsky was shaky for the Blue Jackets and he made 22 saves. The Columbus Blue Jackets season concludes. Game 1 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals will be held in Washington, but the date and time of the game has yet to be announced.


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