The third time’s a charm, right? The Washington Capitals certainly hope so, otherwise they’ll be sent to the golf course by the Pittsburgh Penguins for the third consecutive season.
The top two teams in the Central Division will face off in the second round, as the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets square off in a best-of-seven series that will send the winner to the Western Conference Finals.
Vegas only scored seven goals in its sweep of the Kings, but four one-goal wins gave the young team all the playoff experience of a battle-tested bunch of veterans.
The track at TPC Louisiana is made for low scores. In last year’s team event, Blixt/Smith and Kisner/Brown shot 27-under before extra holes.