NHL Announces First Round Schedule Between Capitals and Blue Jackets

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The Washington Capitals will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with Game 1 beginning on Thursday April 12 at Capital One Arena. The Capitals will host the first two games while the series shifts to Columbus Ohio for Games 3 and 4. If necessary, the series will go back to D.C. for a Game 5 while Game 6 will be in Columbus. The decisive Game 7, should this series be tied at three game will be in D.C. 

While the NHL will start the playoffs on Wednesday April 11, the Caps will begin their quest for the Cup on Thursday April 12. This marks the third year in a row the Capitals will begin the playoffs on the second day.


Game 2 will take place on Sunday night. Games 3 and 4 in Columbus will be next Tuesday and Thursday. Game times will be announced for Game’s 2 and 3 after the conclusion of tonight’s game between the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers.  Should this series take more than four games the game times for those dates for Games 5-7 will be announced at a later date.


By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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1 Response to NHL Announces First Round Schedule Between Capitals and Blue Jackets

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