The Capitals to Face Carolina Hurricanes in First Round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Photo: Geoff Burke/USA Today

With their 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday night, the Capitals’ 2018-19 regular season is officially over and with a multitude of possibilities for their first round opponent in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the team is set to play the Carolina Hurricanes and former Capital Justin Williams in the opening round of the spring tournament.

The Capitals swept the regular season series between the two teams this season, going 4-0-0 while outscoring the ‘Canes 16-9 on the season. This will be the first time the two teams have met in the postseason, per Capitals Senior Writer Mike Vogel.

The Eastern Conference Playoff Picture will see the Capitals face the Hurricanes, the Pittsburgh Penguins facing the Islanders, Boston Bruins facing the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Tampa Bay Lightning facing the Columbus Blue Jackets.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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