WASHINGTON — The Washington Capitals will face the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the NHL playoffs.
Washington beat New Jersey on Saturday night 5-3, and Columbus fell in Nashville against the Predators 4-2. If Columbus had won, the Caps would have taken on the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Capitals will open their best of seven series at home, Games 1 and 2 are to be determined.
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