It’s Game Five of the Eastern Conference Round 1 playoff series between the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets at the Capital One Arena on Saturday.
The Blue Jackets surprised the Capitals by winning the opening two games of the series on the road, before the Caps clawed their way back into contention with a 3-2 victory at the Nationwide Arena on Tuesday evening. All three playoff games to date (prior to Thursday’s fourth meeting) have necessitated OT, which is an indication of how little there is between the two teams.
The Caps had a 3-1 record against the Blue Jackets over the regular season and with the goal-threat of Alexander Ovechkin and home-ice advantage, they should win this.
Pick: Washington Capitals
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