Ovechkin's Tied Series Prophecy Comes True: Caps Win Game 4

Ovechkin's Tied Series Prophecy Comes True: Caps Win Game 4

Ovechkin's Tied Series Prophecy Comes True: Caps Win Game 4

Andre Burakovsky #65 of the Washington Capitals shoots in front of Seth Jones #3 of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second period in Game One of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Capital One Arena on April 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. A home team has to win every so often.

The Capitals got goals from Wilson in the first period, T.J.

Capitals coach Barry Trotz said if Wennberg was back in it would help the Blue Jackets but expressed confidence in his four centers - Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nicklas Backstrom, Lars Eller and Jay Beagle - to match up with any opposing line. Kuznetsov sealed the win with an empty-netter to send the series back to Washington tied 2-2.

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Washington has scored first in each of the four games, and on Thursday the Blue Jackets were never able to tie it as in the previous three. It marked the first game the netminder had let up fewer than two goals in a start since mid-November, a return to form for the reigning Vezina Trophy victor in a season of inconsistency. He has 50 goals and 70 assists for 120 career points in 252 career games.

However, the Boston defense kept Toronto from dominating in the other three games in the series. If that is the case, the Capitals should be the team to advance to the second round since, if it goes to Game 7, two of the last three games will be played in Washington. Bobrovsky is playing well but Holtby is just not facing the same amount of scoring chances that Bob does in a game. It's a 2-2 series, which the Blue Jackets would gladly have accepted a week ago. At the defensive end of the ice, they have been a bit below average so far as they come in ranked 16th in goals allowed, giving up 2.90 gpg, while also ranking 14th in shots allowed (31.9 spg) and 15th in penalty kill, allowing teams to convert on 19.7 % of their chances. "I think we came into this building with the right mindset to have success against this team here, but we know it's only going to get harder from here on out and we've got to raise our game even more", the Caps netminder said, per Tom Gulitti of NHL.com. The Blue Jackets have averaged a solid 3.07 gpg on the road this year, while the Capitals have put up 3.33 gpg here at home for the year.

Burakovsky suffered the injury in Sunday's Game 2 when he was hit by Columbus forward Boone Jenner near the boards. The teams now head back to Washington.

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