The Capitals return to Capital One Arena to host the Blue Jackets in Game 2 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Washington is 10-7 all-time in playoff series when dropping Game 1.
This Day in Capitals History
April 14, 2012: Nicklas Backstrom beat Tim Thomas at 2:56 of double overtime as the Capitals beat the Boston Bruins 2-1 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Rookie Braden Holtby made 43 saves for his first career postseason win, allowing the Capitals to tie the series at a game apiece. Washington went on to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup Champion Bruins in seven games. Additional info on the Caps history and behind-the-scenes stories can be found in '100 Things Capitals Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die'
Must Read/See/Hear Material
Dump ‘n Chase: Can't Find My Way Home
Washington Post: Capitals’ Kuznetsov, Blue Jackets’ Panarin shared a rink in Russia and the NHL playoff spotlight / No suspensions for Capitals’ Tom Wilson, Blue Jackets’ Josh Anderson / The Capitals and Blue Jackets are already bloody. There could be more to come.
NHL.com: Capitals understand urgency surrounding Game 2 against Blue Jackets
FOX 43: Capitals drop series opener to Blue Jackets
The Free-Lance Star: Steve DeShazo: Capitals' past, present and future is riding on Game 2
Sporting News: NHL playoffs 2018: Blue Jackets' Alexander Wennberg doubtful for Game 2 after hit (Tom Wilson, Michal Kempny mentioned) / NHL playoffs 2018: Panarin's overtime snipe caps Blue Jackets' Game 1 comeback over Washington
Sports Capitol: A rough start for Capitals and Blue Jackets
TSN: Statistically Speaking: Panarin pulls through in OT (Evgeny Kuznetsov, Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson, Tom Wilson, Michal Kempny mentioned)
Washington Capitals: Caps Fans Bring the Noise / Capitals Uber Trivia Challenge / Soar to the Playoffs Pep Rally
106.7 The Fan: Sports Junkies: 4/13 Hour 1- Caps down 0-1 to Blue Jackets (Segment starts at 1:39) / Sports Junkies: 4/13 Hour 2- Neil Greenberg, More Caps (Segments start at 15:23, 32:37) / Sports Junkies: 4/13 Hour 4- Jeremy Roenick (Segment starts at 0:31) / Chad Dukes vs. the World: 4-13-18 Hour 1- Joe Beninati (Segment starts at 19:50) / Grant and Danny: 4.13.18 Hour 1: Caps Drop Game 1 (Segment starts at 0:05)
NBC Sports Washington: Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Why the playoffs are different
Blue Jackets Clips:
AP: Vanek, Nash among players seeking playoff redemption
The Athletic: Can strong finish to regular season carry over? It did for one night with Blue Jackets
The Cannon: Alexander Wennberg Doubtful for Game Two (Update)
Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets | Momentous third period vs. Capitals brought out their best / Blue Jackets | Nick Foligno’s ‘save,’ return from injury set tone / Michael Arace | One win means little in series, but plenty to Jackets fans / Blue Jackets | Injury report: Alexander Wennberg ‘doubtful’; Capitals defenseman may be out / Blue Jackets | Gritty group guts out yet another close win
NHL.com: Wennberg doubtful for Blue Jackets against Capitals in Game 2
NHL Network: NHL Now: Wennberg Questionable
Union and Blue: Columbus Blue Jackets Alexander Wennberg Doubtful for Game Two / Columbus Blue Jackets Win Game One in Overtime Thriller