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THIS WAS A GREAT YEAR FOR OUR BLUE JACKETS AND AFTER THE 1ST TWO GAMES OF THE PLAYOFFS WE THOUGHT WE WOULD WIN THE SERIES..UNFORTUNATELY IT DIDN’T HAPPEN. BUT IT WAS A GREAT YEAR AND THE FUTURE LOOKS REAL BRIGHT FOR OUR BLUE JACKETS.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Braden Holtby had 35 saves as the Washington Capitals advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6 on Monday night. Washington is the first team in NHL history to win a playoff series after losing each of the first two games at home in overtime. … The Blue Jackets were 0 for 16 on power plays going back to overtime in Game 2. … Washington again kept the Blue Jackets’ best player Artemi Panarin off the score sheet after he had two goals and five assists in the first three playoff games. … Columbus switched up its bottom three lines under Panarin-Dubois-Atkinson, moving Calvert — who has had three goals in the series — up from the third to the second. But the lines were switched up again soon after faceoff. … The Blue Jackets are 2-8 at home in four postseason appearances. … Ovechkin had five goals in the playoff series. VIA FOX NEWS 28 COLUMBUS

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