Ovechkin's Tied Series Prophecy Comes True: Caps Win Game 4

Stanley Cup Playoff Roundup: Captials Draw Even With Blue Jackets; Bruins Take 3-1 Lead

"But I think we have been since we got here, and we've just got to do it at home".

The Blue Jackets are obviously frustrated that they couldn't get anything on home ice after taking the first two games in Washington, but they vent that frustration on the ice with a bounce back performance in Game 5.

"Maybe it gives us a little kick in the rear to know that we have a real good opportunity in front of us to go back there", Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno told NHL.com.

Grabbing the game-four win was Braden Holtby, who stopped 23 of the 24 shots that he faced in the game to improve to 2-1 with a 1.33 GAA and a.940 save percentage in the series and 31-31 with a 1.97 GAA and a.932 save percentage in the postseason in his career.

Adding Wennberg back in wouldn't reduce the amount of fatigue, however as obvious as it may sound a worn out top six player is much better than a tired bottom six one. The series is tied at 2-2 entering Saturday's Game 5 in Washington.

The Capitals jumped out to a 1-0 lead when right winger Tom Wilson scored on a one-timer with 13:44 remaining in the first period.

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Ovechkin received a pass from Kuznetsov to the right of the slot and rifled a wrist shot past Bobrovsky's glove.

Holtby - looking much more like the former Vezina Trophy victor than the goalie who stumbled through February and March - stopped 23 of 24 shots and evened his career playoff record at 31-31. Goalie Probables: Getting the nod for the Blue Jackets will be Sergei Bobrovsky and he will be opposed by Braden Holtby. I look for the Over in this one, especially since the Over is 4-0 the last four games between these teams here in Washington. "That was huge on our side".

The Columbus Blue Jackets struggled closing out games even against Philipp Grubauer due to giving up an abundance of shots and power play opportunities to one of the most risky offensive teams in the National Hockey League. Washington has really been playing well overall as they come in having won 14 of their last 19 and are looking to get past the 2nd round this year, which is something they have not done in each of the last three years. Though it could be argued they have been outplayed to some extent in each game, Thursday was a washout.

The Capitals gained the power play after a slashing penalty on Blue Jackets forward Josh Anderson.

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) follows the puck against the Washington Capitals in the second period in Game 4 of the first round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nationwide Arena.

The Blue Jackets are a team that will play many low scoring games at home, but on the road, it is a different story. I'm telling you: "We laid an egg".

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