With the Columbus Blue Jackets and other strong Metro teams nipping at their heels, the Washington Capitals have plenty to gain in winning tonight. Still, the situation is more urgent for the Boston Bruins.
Yes, the Bruins are currently located in the third spot in the Atlantic, and they’re not that far behind second-place Ottawa (though the Senators have a significant edge in games in hand).
Still, the Toronto Maple Leafs and others pose a serious threat to the Bruins’ playoff hopes, and Claude Julien probably feels some empathy for Ken Hitchcock on a day like this.
It should make for a fun one to kick off a doubleheader on NBCSN on Wednesday. You can also watch online and via the NBC Sports App.